University of Birmingham

Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English
The Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science programme offered by the University of Bucharest explores issues in philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences, such as the nature of intentionality, physicalism, philosophical issues concerning rationality and interpretation, and consciousness. 


As a student of the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science programme offered by the University of Bucharet, you will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, who pursue original research on a wide range of topics giving you expert supervision for your dissertation.

Why study this course?

  • Taught by experts – you will study alongside some of the finest minds in Philosophy. We are ranked second among all Philosophy departments in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • Friendly and relaxed atmosphere – Staff within the Department of Philosophy are very approachable and happy to offer additional advice on academic performance.
  • Small classes – teaching on the masters-level modules involve mainly small-group seminars allowing you to really get to grips with the learning material. Experience of engagement with staff at an equal level
  • Be a part of an active postgraduate community – you will join a lively and stimulating Department where you can contribute to on-going research activities, including research seminars and events such as our weekly speaker series and various workshops, reading groups and conferences throughout the year.
  • Access to a wide range of services – as a postgraduate student you will have access to services such as the Academic Writing Advisory Service and the Bank of Assessed Work which will aid your transition from undergraduate to postgraduate level, or back into academia after a time away. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Philosophy of Mental Health
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science 
  • Philosophy and Mental Health 
  • Philosophy of Health and Happiness

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Monday 2 July is the application deadline for international students who require a visa to study in the United Kingdom.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

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Academic Requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. You need an upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Philosophy or another relevant subject (e.g. Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Mathematics) or a Joint Honours degree of which Philosophy or another relevant subject is a component.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16290 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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EU/EEA part time fee is £4,500.

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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