|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
English at “B” level (minimum 210 hours of instruction)
English on B level: IELTS 6.5;
Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935.
NB!The test result must not be more than two years old
When you have signed up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also request the test center to send your test result to Aarhus University, in order for the university to verify your test result
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
As a student of Cognitive Science, you will be introduced to foundational theories of cognition, and you will learn how to design and carry out your own investigations of the human mind, the brain, and human behavior.
In the Cognitive Science program, you will learn about: the basic cognitive processes underlying our conscious and unconscious perceptions and actions; how we make decisions; how we use language to communicate, share emotions, and interact socially with others. This involves learning scientific theories, as well as practical exercises where you will learn to design experiments and analyze empirical data with advanced statistical tools.
Teaching in cognitive science is organized around lectures and group sessions where you participate in discussions, make presentations, and work in study groups. You will also be involved in practical lab-work, where you learn to analyze data from brain scans, from behavioral experiments, and large text databases. The study program includes introductions to experimental design and statistics, cognitive neuroscience, consciousness, and cognitive approaches to communication and culture. The program is taught in English to promote an international study environment, and to prepare you for the international job market.
A broad, interdisciplinary profile combined with concrete skills in data acquisition and analysis make candidates in Cognitive Science attractive to employers from a wide range of industries within IT, product design, neuroscience, and management, etc.
Cognitive scientists learn about how the mind works. This means that students from Cognitive Science gain knowledge about how people interpret and act on the objects in their world; about how people can be influenced by social situations; and about how people make decisions. This makes graduates from cognitive science suitable for careers in design, consumer behavior and market research.
Cognitive scientists also study the mind as a computational system. They build models and programs to embody the principles of the mind that they discover. This means that students from cognitive science gain knowledge of how computational systems work and this makes graduates suitable for employment in information technology.
Finally cognitive scientists also design experiments to test their theories. This means that students from Cognitive Science gain skills in advanced data analysis and modelling. This makes cognitive scientists graduates suitable to work in industries involving data analysis such as research consultancy and program evaluation.