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Cognitive Science (S2-KOG)

(in Polish: Kognitywistyka, stacjonarne, drugiego stopnia)
second cycle programme
full-time, 2-year studies
Language: Polish


W przypadku, gdy Senat Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego zatwierdzi nowy program studiów Cognitive Science (studia stacjonarne drugiego stopnia w języku angielskim) - kierunek kognitywistyka (studia stacjonarne drugiego stopnia w języku polskim) zostanie wycofany z rekrutacji na rok akademicki 2019/2020.

ECTS Coordinators:

Qualification awarded:

Masters degree in Cognitive Science

Access to further studies:

doctoral school, non-degree postgraduate education

Learning outcomes

1. Learning outcomes
By completing the programme, students:
a) (knowledge)
- have advanced knowledge about the position and significance of Cognitive Science in the system of knowledge, its particularities and methodological distinctions, and of its links to related branches of science (philosophy, psychology, biology, physics, medicine, linguistics, computer science, AI, information management);
- have advanced knowledge about human cognitive processes, their neurobiological foundation and social and cultural determinants;
- have knowledge about modeling cognitive and social processes as well as brain activity;
- have advanced knowledge about current trends in research and currently employed research paradigms within Cognitive Science and related branches of science; recognise and understand strong and weak points of different research methods;
- know at least one programming language used in research within Cognitive Science and related branches of science;
b) (skills)
- can apply their advanced theoretical knowledge of Cognitive Science and related branches of science (philosophy, psychology, biology, physics, medicine, linguistics, computer science, AI, information management) to analyze and interpret complex issues concerning the mind and cognitive processes;
- individually and in collaboration, can design and conduct a study within the field of Cognitive Science (formulate the problem, construct research questions or hypotheses, operationalize them and verify them using adequate methods);
- can choose appropriate statistical and mathematical methods to describe phenomena related to cognitive processes; can individually conduct advanced statistical analyses and interpret their results;
- can use computer software employed in research within Cognitive Science and related branches of science;
c) (social competences)
- can initiate, plan, organize, and manage work of a research team (incl. an interdisciplinary research team);
- are aware of and respect the diversity of aims and values held by people; treat other people with respect regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, educational level, social group, religion and culture;
- can think and act entrepreneurially.
2. Number of ECTS points required to complete the programme - 120; number of semesters - 4.
3. The programme of Cognitive Science exceeds national standards
4. Number of ECTS points for basic science courses: 113;
Number of ECTS points for practical courses: 44;
Number of ECTS points for elective courses: 91.
5. Student traineeship:
a) Students on the programme are required to undertake a work traineeship.
b) The required length of a traineeship is 90 h and amounts to 6 ECTS points.
c) Student traineeship offered in the programme are in particular aimed at:
- familiarising students with the work environment of the field;
- broadening knowledge gained in class and developing the ability to use it;
- gaining specific skills required in the particular work placement;
- developing the ability to successfully communicate within an organisation;
- learning the functional and organisational structure of an organisation, division of responsibilities, work management planning, rules, and control;
- improving work management skills, both individual and collaborative, time management skills, diligence, and responsibility;
- improving foreign language skills in the professional setup.

Course structure diagram:

Admission procedures:

Visit the following page for details on admission procedures: https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/