Cognitive Science at UCD

Cognitive Science . . .

…is the interdisciplinary study of minds, brains and behaviour. Many disciplines contribute to this overarching goal, including, but not restricted to, Psychology, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Neuroscience, Linguistics, and Anthropology.

The School of Philosophy also has a related one year taught MA programme on the topics of embodied consciousness and cognition. Information about that can be found here

Cognitive Science is normally taught at the postgraduate level. However we also provide an undergraduate module entitled “COMP 20090: An Introduction to Cognitive Science”, taught in the Spring semester. The course webpage is here.

Important note

At University College Dublin, we offer a one year taught masters degree in Cognitive Science, leading to an M.Sc. The taught masters can be taken over two years if studying part-time. We also offer degrees of M.Sc. and Ph.D. by research, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science. Here you will find information about the taught programme, research degrees, and associated schools and staff.

Cognitive science as we teach it is not to be confused with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Our degree programmes are not a preparation for a counselling qualification and are not part of any accredited psychological career pathway.