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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) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://bachelor.au.dk/en/cognitivescience/

Description

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 in which students use computer programming and statistics to design and carry out their own investigations of the human mind, the brain and human behaviour.

Career Opportunities

On completing the BSc in Cognitive Science, you will be in a position to choose from a range of master’s programmes offering specialisation in topics such as cognitive science, neuroscience, information studies, or corporate communication. The interdisciplinary profile of the programme, combined with the concrete skills acquired in data acquisition, programming and analysis, make graduates sought after by employers across a wide range of industries, including IT development, product design, neuroscience and management.

About the Degree

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 in which 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.

The Department of Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Semiotics is one of the nine departments at the School of Communication and Culture at the Faculty of Arts.

Admission  

To find out more about admission to the BSc in Cognitive Science please visit the programme’s website

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.ufm.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System





EU/EEA

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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