Are you interested in understanding the relationship between consciousness, the brain and subjective wellbeing? This international master’s programme allows you to study these and related issues in-depth.
Our one-year master's programme Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing is an academically challenging programme for graduates with a background in cognitive neuroscience or consciousness studies. It might also be suitable as a conversion programme for students interested in these fields, with a background in relevant topics such as philosophy, cognitive science, neuroscience or experimental psychology. The programme, which is taught entirely in English, serves as a strong academic foundation for subsequent research and teaching in cognitive neuroscience. It requires sustained and focused student effort over one year.
The programme was established as recently as 2011, but has already achieved a solid placement record. Of the students who have taken their degree after completing the programme, the vast majority have successfully gained entry to other graduate programs at various prestigious institutions in Sweden and abroad, including University College London, the University of Bern, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Radboud University, the University of Turku, Örebro University and Umeå University.
During the first half-year semester, successful applicants complete four courses, in topics including cognitive neuroscience, research method and statistics. These are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and group discussions, many of which are held by internationally leading researchers at the department. During the second semester, students receive one-on-one thesis supervision from a senior faculty member, in order to successfully carry out an empirical or theoretical study in cognitive neuroscience, as the basis for their final thesis.
Admission requires at least a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) in Cognitive Neuroscience or equivalent. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent.
No work experience is required.
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