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University of Glasgow: Philosophy of Mind and Psychology

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Humanities
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

This interdisciplinary programme is ideal for students interested in studying the mind from a philosophical and psychological perspective. Our affiliation with the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and our research strengths make this programme especially attractive to students interested in issues relating to perception.

Courses reflect up-to-date research, drawing upon staff expertise in philosophy and psychology of mind and perception.

Students will participate in the ongoing PPN (Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience) seminar series, including special sessions where guest speakers meet with students in this program to discuss specific research projects.

Courses reflect up-to-date research, drawing upon staff expertise in philosophy and psychology of mind and perception. Students will participate in the ongoing PPN (Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience) seminar series, including special sessions where guest speakers meet with students in this program to discuss specific research projects. * You will participate in ongoing research activities in Philosophy, Psychology, and The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience - a world-class perceptual research centre. * Psychology at Glasgow is ranked 8th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2019).

The programme consists of two philosophy courses and two psychology courses as well as a research methods course in each subject. Modes of delivery include lectures, seminars, and lab work. During the summer, you will also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supported by an expert supervisor.

Core courses

Semester 1

  • PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION A
  • PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH METHODS A
  • [[[PSYCH5090]]]

Semester 2

  • PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION B
  • PHILOSOPHY RESEARCH METHODS C
  • [[[PSYCH5018]]]
  • [[[PSYCH5021]]]

Summer

  • DISSERTATION (10,000 - 15,000 words)

This programme provides students with rigorous and personalised training in problem solving, writing, presentation and research. These invaluable skills can be applied in a wide range of careers, including journalism, teaching, the Civil Service, local government, business, publishing, law, and the arts. It also provides students with an exceptional foundation for doctoral level research.

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University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

Rankings

The University:

  • is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
  • 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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