Cognition and Culture, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    4195
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 ,
The Institute of Cognition and Culture (ICC) is one of the world's first centres for research in the cognitive science of culture. This is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field in which scholars seek to explain patterns of cultural stability and variation utilising theories and methods of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. 

About

We offer a unique programme of Doctoral research that is based on the recognition of a need to cross traditional disciplinary divisions in the scientific study of cultural phenomena. Our training in a wide range of research methods and theoretical approaches equips students for rigorous scientific investigation, enabling them to generate significant discoveries that are of relevance to potentially many diverse fields of academic scholarship on cognition and culture.

SPECIAL FEATURES

In 2017, Aarhus University will be offering a PhD studentship in the Cognitive Science of Religion, for a joint PhD with the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen’s University, Belfast.

The Institute building comprises work spaces and computer-equipped offices for students and staff, a seminar room, and four laboratory facilities with state-of-the-art multimedia resources.

The Institute holds weekly 'lab' meetings to allow for further training and collaboration.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Strengths

The primary topical research interests at the Institute include:

  • Religious beliefs and ritual actions
  • Secularism and atheism
  • Social cognition (moral psychology, intergroup conflict, etc.)
  • Agency

The production, development and investigation of scientific hypotheses in each of these domains of human culture are grounded in the body of knowledge emerging from the evolutionary and cognitive sciences.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15100 International
  • GBP 4195 EU/EEA

Funding

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