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DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2020/2021

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Year 1 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: September

Notes:
Logic 1 may be replaced with INFR08025 Informatics 1 - Introduction to Computation (20 credits).

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

CogSci (Humanities) 1st Year Philosophy

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group B

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

CogSci (Humanities) 1st Year

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Group C

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

CogSci (Humanities) 1st Yeat Logic/INF1

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses

Year 2 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 100 credits in this group.

Cognitive Science (Humanities) (MA Hons) - Level 8

Select exactly 80 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students must select 60 credits for breadth, sampling from 3 out of the 4 subject areas (Philosophy, Psychology, LEL, and Informatics). In addition students must take another 20 credits in 1 of their 3 breadth subject areas. Note also that INF2 - Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures in year 2 will require the student to have done sufficient Informatics coursework in year 1; see handbook for sample pathways.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Notes:
It is recommended that students take another 20 credits of PPLS or Informatics year 2 courses, on an as-needed basis for prerequisites to Honours courses of interest.

Year 3 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Notes:
Progression to Honours requires:
A pass at 40% in Research Methods and Statistics at the FIRST ATTEMPT.
An average of 50%, achieved at first attempt, across year 2 courses taken for degree and (2) a minimum of 40%, achieved at the first attempt, in those courses.

Students must take at least 20 credits from at least 3 out of the 4 subject areas (Philosophy, Psychology, LEL, Informatics) at some point during years 3 and 4 combined. The expectation is that these courses will be in the subject areas that the student studied in year 2.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 120 credits in this group.

Language Sciences Level 10 courses

Select between 0 and 100 credits from Language Sciences Level 10 courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.
AND

Psychology UG Hons

Select between 0 and 100 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.

Students are also permitted to take PSYL10126 Research Methods and Statistics 2 and/or PSYL10127 Research Methods & Statistics 3.
AND

Level 9 and 10 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 100 credits from Level 9 and 10 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.
AND

Philosophy Dissertation Preparation Course

Select exactly 0 credits of the following courses
AND

Year 3 Philosophy- Morality and Value

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.
AND

Year 3 Philosophy - Knowledge and Reality

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.
AND

Year 3 Philosophy - Language, Cognition, and Science

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.
AND

Year 3 Philosophy - History of Philosophy

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor. Students must ensure that they fulfill the pre requisite of each course chosen from these collections.

Year 4 Academic year: 2020/21, Starting in: August

Notes:
Students must take at least 20 credits from at least 3 out of the 4 subject areas (Philosophy, Psychology, LEL, Informatics) at some point during years 3 and 4 combined. The expectation is that these courses will be in the subject areas that the student studied in year 2.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Courses from School(s) I - Dissertation Cog Sci (MA Hons) - Level(s) 10

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Your choice of dissertation topic can be selected from any of the core Cognitive Science subject areas - philosophy, psychology, language sciences or informatics.
AND

Group B

Select exactly 80 credits in this group.

Philosophy Honours Year 4

Select between 0 and 80 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor.
AND

Language Sciences Level 10 courses

Select between 0 and 80 credits from Language Sciences Level 10 courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor
AND

Psychology UG Hons

Select between 0 and 80 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor
AND

Level 9, 10 and 11 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 80 credits from Level 9, 10 and 11 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Select between 0 and 60 credits from Level 9 -11 courses in the School of Informatics. NOTES: Relevant courses are those listed as Year 4 Undergraduate, not those listed as Year 3 Undergraduate or Level 11 (Postgraduate)

Students should discuss the coherence of course choices with their Personal Tutor

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