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MA in Cognition and Culture

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  • Objectives
    To provide the student with a general knowledge of the principles and methods of Cognition and Culture.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Applicants for the MA are normally required to have a 2:1 degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from a recognised institution. For overseas students, a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher (or equivalent) from an accredited institution is normally expected. Additional Information for International Students Students for whom English is not their first language normally require an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Cognition and Culture
  • Course description
    Course Content

    The programme consists of four compulsory taught modules and a dissertation. The dissertation should be on a theme that falls within the specialist area. The dissertation is double-weighted. The modules are as follows:

    Research Methods in Cognition and Culture

    Evolutionary Psychology

    Social Cognition

    Cognitive Science of Religion

    Dissertation.

    Assessment

    Written examination, assessed essays, project work and a dissertation. With the approval of the Head of School, an extended essay on an agreed topic may be substituted for one of the written papers.

    Funding

    Applications may be made (as applicable) to DEL, AHRC, and to the university.

    Special Features

    The School supplies additional training through postgraduate and school seminars. Overall monitoring and evaluation of progress of research students is carried out by the School Postgraduate Committee, which also deals with all issues arising from postgraduate admissions and changes of enrolment.

    Opportunities for Careers

    It is anticipated that postgraduates will go on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, such as research (both academic and non-academic), teaching, consultancy, development and charity work, museum and heritage posts, journalism and radio broadcasting. Among those who pursue academic careers, not all will necessarily do so within Cognition and Culture; some may take posts in related disciplines.

    Others may find positions within governmental and non-governmental organisations overseas.

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