Cognitive Science (M.Sc.) - University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

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  • The Degree Program contains References to AI Methods.

    Type:Degree Program (University)
    Degree:Master (M.Sc.)
    Standard Period of Study:4 Semester
    Credit Points:120 ECTS
    Languages of Instruction:English, German
    Time Exposure:full time
    Study Type:Presence Study
    Start of Studies:Winter and Summer semester

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  • The Master's programme focuses on conveying in-depth, research-orientated knowledge in the field of cognitive science. Social science and psychology are combined with IT and biology/neuroscience to create a broader field of science from which qualifications for cognitive science are acquired. The combination of those separate fields gives us the ability to precisely use the knowledge already acquired within those sciences to further examine the aspects of humans, technology, economy, organisation, communication and social behaviour, which are all interconnected. This multi- and interdisiplinary approach to the topic of the "man machine" interface and/or "human intelligence and artifical intelligence" interface has become necessary because isolated approaches no longer lead to satisfactory findings or results in many cases.

    The first semester is made up of one introductory course module selected in a subject that was not part of the bachelor's degree and another module on methodolgy. After completing these two modules, the student selects three of five main thematic modules:

    • Perception,
    • Cognition and Knowledge,
    • Language and Linguistics,
    • Cognitive Neurosience and
    • Computation.

    In addition to the lectures, the thematic modules include a "lab rotation" and methodology programme, which takes place in labs at the university and other institutes and allows to students to put the knowledge they are acquiring to use immediatley. The final semester consists of writing the master's thesis and an internship. 

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    Cognitive Science (M.Sc.) - University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)