Master of Science in Cognitive Science

Stream Science
Course Type M.Phil
Duration 2 Years


The objective of the Master’s program is to offer students from different backgrounds, breadth of knowledge and research techniques in a wide range of areas in Cognitive Science. The MSc program will follow a structure of four semesters and registration during the summer in between. The total credits required for graduation would be eighty. Basic framework of the curriculum will include the core courses, electives and a research project. List of representative courses are the following. Foundations of Cognitive science | Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology | Computational models of Cognition | Philosophy of Mind |Biology of Neural & Cognitive Processes |Cognition & Emotion | Perception & Experience | Attention and Perception | Human Computer Interaction & Affective Computing | Learning & Decision making | Computational Neuroscience | Neuroimaging Methods | Introduction to Paleoneuropsychology | Cognition and Culture – Anthropological Perspectives on the Human Mind | Learning and Memory | Behavioural Economics The MSc program places strong emphasis on both course work and research project. The Research project is compulsory for the award of an MSc degree. It is expected that the thesis project will result in high quality scholarly publications and national and international conference presentations.



Students who have a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. B.A., B.Sc., B.Tech, BCom, MBBS) in any discipline with a minimum of 55% (5.5 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for General/OBC category candidates and at least 50% (5.0 CGPA for students with letter grades/CGPA) aggregate marks for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree, are eligible to apply for admission to the Master’s program in Cognitive Science. Students who would be completing Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2016-2017 are also eligible to apply.