The Bachelor's programme comprises 180 ECTS credits (including thesis) spread over six semesters, one of which (preferably the fifth semester) must be spent at a foreign university. The programme is completed with a Bachelor's thesis (15 ECTS credits). The courses are documented in German and English in accordance with ECTS.
Mentoring: every student is assigned a lecturer who guides the student through the whole study programme, offering advice on all questions concerning his/her studies.
Tutorials: most undergraduate courses are supported by tutorials held by senior students under the guidance of the lecturer. This provides assistance to newcomers and promotes cooperation between students.
Study abroad unit(s)
Students of the Bachelor's programme will spend one semester at one of our partner universities. The Osnabrück cognitive science programme cooperates with over thirty cognitive science programmes all over the world. To name only a few:
- Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
- University of Trento/Rovereto, Italy
- University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- University of Bahia, Brazil
- New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria
- University of Nancy 2, France
- Lund University, Sweden
- University College Dublin, Ireland
Forms of assessment
Examination requirements for Bachelor's degrees are mainly documented by continuous assessment (as opposed to final examinations).
The Bachelor's thesis may be written in the context of one of our research groups. Topics range from basic theoretical questions to practical applications. Outstanding theses will be published in the IKW's publication series PICS.
Students of cognitive science acquire interdisciplinary know-how which enables them to deal effectively with complex tasks. They develop the analytical skills required for the investigation of given problems, and learn to design, conduct and evaluate experiments to collect relevant empirical data. They learn to structure obtained knowledge analytically and empirically, to formalise it, to model it on the computer and to produce constructive software solutions. They are taught to apply these skills in all areas that require modelling aspects of cognitive behaviour, such as perception, learning, knowledge representation and language.