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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 14.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    Are you interested in understanding the relationship between consciousness, the brain and subjective wellbeing? This international masters programme allows you to study these and related issues in-depth.

    Programme overview
    Our one-year master's programme Cognitive Neuroscience: Mind, Brain and Wellbeing is an academically challenging programme for graduates with a background in cognitive neuroscience or consciousness studies. It might also be suitable as a conversion programme for students interested in these fields, with a background in relevant topics such as philosophy, cognitive science, neuroscience or experimental psychology. The programme, which is taught entirely in English, serves as a strong academic foundation for subsequent research and teaching in cognitive neuroscience. It requires sustained and focused student effort over one year.

    What will you study?
    The program aims to lead to thorough knowledge of the theoretical principles and the main empirical methods and findings of the three related fields: cognitive neuroscience, consciousness studies and the scientific study of subjective well-being. Together, these fields will provide students with the present leading scientific understanding of the relationships between consciousness, well-being and the brain. More specifically, in one part of the program, brain plasticity is explored more closely through studies of the research field based on what various scholars have contributed to the knowledge path. Another part takes up various methods in cognitive neuroscience and students receives a closer look at a number of established brain imaging techniques such as EEG, PET and fMRI etc.

    Programme content
    During the first half-year semester, successful applicants complete four courses, in topics including cognitive neuroscience, research method and statistics. These are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and group discussions, many of which are held by internationally leading researchers at the department. During the second semester, students receive one-on-one thesis supervision from a senior faculty member, in order to successfully carry out an empirical or theoretical study in cognitive neuroscience, as the basis for their final thesis.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Admission requires at least a 3-year Bachelors degree (180 ECTS credits) in Cognitive Neuroscience or equivalent. A further requirement is proof of skills in English equivalent of studies at upper secondary level in Sweden, known as English course 6 / English B. This is normally demonstrated by means of an internationally recognized test, e g IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    Scholarships
    The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students who are attending a Master's programme at the University and who are liable for tuition fees. If you are an exchange student, please contact your home university for information about thescholarships they provide.

    1. UHR Scholarships
    The University of Skövde administrates some scholarships funded by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) to students liable to pay tuition fees attending a master's programme at the University. The scholarships are tuition fee waivers of 31,250 SEK per semester (50% of the tuition fee), and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee when you receive your invoice. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

    2. HS Scholarships
    The University of Skövde offers a small number of scholarships to students attending a master's programme at the University who are liable for tuition fees. The scholarships consist of tuition fee waivers of 25,000 SEK per semester, and the amount is automatically deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarships are granted for one academic semester.

    Conditions: Both UHR and HS Scholarships can be extended to a subsequent academic semester provided that the students study results are satisfactory. The scholarship granting criterion is academic merit. The scholarships can only be awarded to tuition-paying students. Please note that you have to be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fee yourself, and to cover all the living expenses during your stay in Sweden.

    How to apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde
    First apply for one of studies at the University via University Admissions. You must apply for one of our masters programmes at the Swedish official online application service University Admissions.

    Then apply for a scholarship at the University of Skövde by filling in the online scholarship application form available on this webpage. Please note that you will need to provide us with the application number you received from the University Admissions website.

    3. Other types of scholarships for international students
    * Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute
    * Scholarships for exchange students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland
    * Ciência sem Fronteiras - Science without Borders
    * Erasmus Mundus Lamenitec Network

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