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Cognitive Science

Bachelor of Cognitive Science, 180 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://bachelor.au.dk/en/cognitivescience/
Cognitive Science is the study of the human mind and how it shapes and is shaped by our experiences and interactions. Students of cognitive science are introduced to the basic cognitive processes underlying our conscious and unconscious perceptions and actions – how we make decisions, how we use language to communicate and share emotions, how we interact socially with others. This involves learning scientific theories as well as engaging in practical exercises where students use computer programming and statistics to design and carry out their own investigations of the human mind, the brain, and human behaviour.

AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENDEAVOUR

The mind is hugely complex, and no single discipline can hope to exhaustively understand it. Cognitive Science combines theories, methods and insights from a range of disciplines such as neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and psychology in a coordinated effort to investigate human behaviour and the human mind.

Teaching is organised around lectures and group sessions in which students participate in discussions, make presentations, and work in study groups. Students also take part in practical lab work where they learn to analyse data from brain scans, behavioural experiments, and large text databases using computer programming and statistics. 

The Cognitive Science programme is embedded in a rich research environment surrounding Aarhus University’s Centre for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, its Interacting Minds Centre, and its Centre for Semiotics. Students can attend research seminars and learn about new findings on an almost daily basis.


Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

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