Looking for a uni course - psychology/artificial intelligence/cognitive science

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iFlops
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I'm currently way behind on my ucas application (it's been a rough few weeks). Recently, I've explored the subject of cognitive science and found it quite interesting, so I was wondering if anyone knew any university courses that incorporates cognitive science with psychology or artificial intelligence? I'd prefer if it wasn't just a straight psychology degree, because I know it's way too oversubscribed with poor job prospects. Any thoughts?
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I do straight psychology so I get to experience and learn modules from different psych courses.
If you want to learn more about cognitive science plus psychology, I would recommend neuropsychology. Some universities also offer courses such as 'Psychology and Cognitive Science' e.g. Sussex university.
For the AI one, I guess you could research more into courses such as Forensic Computing and Security, Forensic Psychology etc. - UCLan offers these types of courses.

Hope this helps
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(Original post by iFlops)
Hi : )
I'm currently way behind on my ucas application (it's been a rough few weeks). Recently, I've explored the subject of cognitive science and found it quite interesting, so I was wondering if anyone knew any university courses that incorporates cognitive science with psychology or artificial intelligence? I'd prefer if it wasn't just a straight psychology degree, because I know it's way too oversubscribed with poor job prospects. Any thoughts?
Hi there,

First of all, you have enough time for your UCAS application to keep calm and try not to stress too much

I currently do a straight psychology degree and have been exposed to many different areas of psychology such as neuropsychology, cognitive science, biological psychology etc. I am not 100% if there is any universities that specialises on cognitive science with psychology. However if there is then that is definitely something to consider. If there isn't then maybe look into doing a straight psychology degree. I know it's not your preference however after your undergraduate degree you can then go on to do a masters in cognitive psychology if this is what you really wanted to focus on.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any questions!

Becca
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Cognitive science is a rare course but some universities offer it e.g. Edinburgh and Essex. You will want a mathematics background if you want to pursue this field.

The main thing to bear in mind is that such courses won't be BPS accredited. This only matters if you want to be a professional psychologist.

I would only recommend very specific degrees like this if you are very confident this is what you want to do. Otherwise I would recommend broader degrees such as computer science. Sometimes these niche subjects can be better appreciated at Masters level.
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