Curriculum and Schedules

For Students of Academic Year 2021/22

IMPORTANT: Please note that from September 2021, our program for incoming and continuing Cognitive Science PhD students will move to Vienna, however some research activities remain in Budapest.

1st yr students: 30 credits to be collected during the academic year (22 for courses, 8 for PhD thesis proposal.)

2nd and 3rd yr students: 30 credits to be collected during the academic year (4 for courses, 6 for JC+Colloquia, 2 for conference presentation, 18 for PhD Progress Report)

****NEW ReGISTRATION SYSTEm CALLED SITS is available here***

Curriculum

The main goal of the coureses in our PhD program is to ensure that the students master the basic notions and theories in cognitive science and can do cutting-edge doctoral research in one area of expertise of program, such as social cognitive sciences and the study of social cognition. The PhD program will provide basic training (taught courses) on at least the following topics:

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Research methods in cognitive science
  • Social cognition

The credit requirements to be fulfilled during the three-year Cognitive Science PhD program are such that the course work is concentrated during the first year, while most of the requirements are research focused.

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Courses and Syllabi

Fall Term (2020/21) - credit requirements: 10 for 1st yr, 4 for 2nd and 3rd yr students.

Core Course:

Research Courses: [4 credits to be elected for 1st yr students]

Elective Courses: [2 credits to be elected -by both 1st, 2nd and 3rd yr students. This can also be selected as a further research course]

  • From cognition to society: What can cognitive science contribute to understanding socioeconomic, political and cultural phenomena perspective – Daniel Nettle (2 credits for Grade)
  • Language from a developmental and comparative perspective - Agnes-Melinda Kovacs  (2 credits for Grade)
  • Dehumanization - Maria Kronfeldner (2 credits for Grade), PHIL offers for crosslist
  • The Ethos of Science: Objectivity, Disinterestedness and Autonomy of Scientific Research - Maria Kronfeldner (2 credits for Grade), PHIL offers for crosslist

Mandatory to attend for Pass/Fail  (for all 1st, 2nd 3rd yr students):

  • CDC Seminar/Department Colloquium - (1 credit for Pass/Fail)
  • Journal Club/Research Club - (1 credit for Pass/Fail)

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Winter Term (2021/22) - credit requirements: 10 for 1st yr, 4 for 2nd and 3rd yr students

Core Courses:

Elective Course [2 credits to be elected for 1st yr students, 2 credits for 2nd and 3rd yr students]:

Mandatory to attend for Pass/Fail  (for all 1st 2nd 3rd yr students):

  • CDC Seminar/Department Colloquium- (1 credit for Pass/Fail)
  • Journal Club/Research Club - (1 credit for Pass/Fail)
  • One Individual Study Course with the Supervisor, 4 credits, graded (mandatory for all 1st yr students)

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Spring Term (2020/21)

  • Research Proposal Development (8 credits for Pass/Fail - for 1st year students)
  • Comprehensive exam (0 credits for Pass/Fail - for 1st year students)
  • PhD Progress Report and Chapter (18 credits for Pass/Fail- for 2nd and 3rd yr students)
  • Conference presentation (2 credits for Pass/Fail - for 2nd and 3rd yr students)
  • CDC Seminar/Department Colloquium - (1 credit for Pass/Fail - for all 1st, 2nd 3rd yr students)
  • Journal Club/Research Club - (1 credit for Pass/Fail - for all 1st, 2nd 3rd yr students)

Detailed course descriptions are available at Courses.

Departmental Essay Marking Scheme is available here.

More information on credits and CEU Grading System available at Student Records Office.

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Exam Schedules

StatISTICS exam; 5 April, 2022, 10:00 am, room TBA

Comprehensive Exam for 1st yr students:  07 June,  Tuesday, 2022, 9:00 am, room tba

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Student Handbook 2018-19

Student Records Manual 2019-20