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Qualification: Master of cognitive science (no legal status)

Master of cognitive science (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The student will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts, theories and development of the fundamental disciplines of cognitive science,
  • keep up to date with current research in the field of cognitive science,
  • understand and use the terminology of the fundamental disciplines of cognitive science,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts, theories and development of cognitive science as an independent discipline,
  • demonstrate understanding and a critical attitude towards ethical and social issues connected with research in the fields of the fundamental disciplines of cognitive science,
  • demonstrate understanding of the specific phenomenon of cognition from an interdisciplinary perspective,
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the research methods and techniques of the fundamental disciplines of cognitive science,
  • demonstrate knowledge of methodological tools and experimental approaches in the chosen field,
  • demonstrate knowledge and identification of existing epistemological concepts and scientific pre-understandings,
  • demonstrate insight into the connection between epistemological assumptions and the selected methodology,
  • reflect own value system in the context of research,
  • evaluate the approaches, concepts and methods of individual disciplines from the point of view of interdisciplinarity,
  • demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of different models of cooperation of disciplines,
  • combine methods and concepts from different fields of cognitive science,
  • plan and perform an experiment and interpret results from the disciplinary and interdisciplinary points of view,
  • present the results of experiments and a clearly argued professional discussion in accordance with scientific standards,
  • independently plan, implement and document scientific work,
  • evaluate scientific literature,
  • demonstrate a capacity for scientific communication in a foreign language (English)
  • work with information and communication technologies (ICT),
  • plan own learning and organise own time,
  • work in an environment in which different positions and points of view and potential conflict situations are present,
  • work in a multicultural environment,
  • integrate and promote an interdisciplinary approach,
  • participate in collaborative learning and research, using appropriate ICT,
  • plan and lead project work in an interdisciplinary environment,
  • adapt rapidly to new environments,
  • change point of view/perspectives (intellectual ability),
  • demonstrate knowledge of different strategies and solve problems,
  • demonstrate analytical and synthetic thinking,
  • critically evaluate different approaches and methods,
  • identify and evaluate ethical questions.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education

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To complete their studies, students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme.

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, the candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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  • A first-cycle (Bologna) study programme (comprising at least 180 credits) or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in the following professional fields: philosophy, medicine, computer science, psychology, linguistics, education, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, mathematics and biology, or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in other professional fields (candidates who have completed a study programme in the field not listed above must complete the subjects Introduction to philosophy and Cognitive neuroscience 1 or two other subjects with relevant content totalling at least 10 credits).
NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 
  • A first-cycle (Bologna) study programme (comprising at least 180 credits) or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in the following professional fields: philosophy, medicine, computer science, psychology, linguistics, education, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, mathematics and biology, or
  • a professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 in other professional fields (candidates who have completed a study programme in the field not listed above must complete the subjects Introduction to philosophy and Cognitive neuroscience 1 or two other subjects with relevant content totalling at least 10 credits).
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To complete their studies, students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme.