MSc in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Eötvös Loránd University

Program Description

MSc in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Eötvös Loránd University

This program involves different scientific fields of natural sciences, technological sciences, and humanities as well. The focus of investigations is on the phenomena of cognition - perception, attention, memory, reasoning, thinking, and behavior - from an interdisciplinary perspective: Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology have contributed to its development as core disciplines. The relevance of such an approach gains support from the constant need of building a knowledge-based society.

Tracks/ Specializations:

  • Cognitive Models of Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


Strength of program

Our university has longstanding educational and research traditions in a wide area of fields, including both humanities and science, thus providing an appropriate background for a multidisciplinary field such as cognitive science. The skills and knowledge gained during the program can be applied in a very wide area of basic research, applied research, and jobs outside the academic field. The students will have the opportunity to work with distinguished researchers on various projects in the university laboratories or join research in our partner institutions. They will have the opportunity to participate in international collaborations on research projects, and the chance to do international training with one of our partner universities.


Structure

Basic subject I

  • Introduction to Cognitive Science

Basic subjects II. After psychologist BA

  • Mathematics
  • Epistemology
  • Informatics
  • Philosophy of Language

Basic subjects II. After biologist BSc

  • Epistemology
  • Logic and Logical Semantics
  • Informatics
  • Philosophy of Language

Basic subjects II. After communication BA

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Neurobiology

Basic subjects II. After philosophy BA

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Neurobiology
  • Informatics

Basic subjects II. After linguistics BA

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Neurobiology
  • Informatics

Basic subjects II. After programmer BSc

  • Neurobiology
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language

Basic subjects II. After engineering BSc

  • Neurobiology
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Language

Core curriculum

  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Cognitive Psychology Practical
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Computer Programming
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Semantics and Knowledge Representation

Specialization in cognitive models of science

  • Theory of Science
  • Cognitive Movement in the Philosophy of Science
  • Historical Reconstruction of Scientific Thinking
  • Human Ethology
  • Cognitive Anthropology
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Project Work
  • required elective courses
  • Project Work

Specialization in cognitive neuroscience

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Informatics in Human Vision
  • Cognitive Developmental Research
  • Knowledge and Culture
  • Human Ethology
  • Thesis
  • required elective courses
  • Project Work
  • optional courses

Specialization in cognitive models of science- required elective courses

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Scientific Model Building
  • Observation and Experiment
  • Psychology of Science

Specialization in cognitive neuroscience- required elective courses

  • Visual Neuroscience
  • Language, Cognition, Consciousness and their Development
  • Numerical Cognition
  • Psychophysiology of Cognitive Processes
  • Brain Imaging


Career opportunities

The program provides graduates with the necessary theoretical/intellectual and empirical tools to pursue an academic career (Ph.D. program) in cognitive science or in one of the disciplines related to it. Apart from basic research graduates in cognitive science increasingly find work in applied research: prospective career fields include the IT-sector (interaction design, usability, knowledge management, etc.), education, and biomedical and clinical research, as well as the economy. The generic skills (such as teamwork, ability to communicate, reflection and evaluation skills, ability to quickly learn and adapt) acquired by graduates are of use in a variety of careers in the private sector. Graduates of cognitive science are especially suited to work in a highly interdisciplinary area, bringing experience in mediating between disciplines. These include the fields of IT and education (see above), as well as the areas of consulting, human resources, and science writing.


Job examples

  • Human Resources employee
  • Researcher
  • IT expert

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 9, 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,300 EUR
Tuition fee/semester: 1,300 EUR. Application fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable). Entrance exam fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)
Information
Deadline
July 15, 2019
Locations
Hungary - District V., Budapest
Start date : Sept. 9, 2019
Application deadline July 15, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 9, 2019
Hungary - District V., Budapest
Application deadline July 15, 2019
End date Request Info