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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

2 years

Faculty of Humanities

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Characteristics of the degree programme:

Cognitive Science uses many sources. Interdisciplinary research on the mind, cognitive processes, their neurobiological basis, artificial intelligence research using the achievements of computer study, referring to psychology, linguistics, and philosophy of mind shape the profile of the programme graduates. They can comprehensively analyse problems and conflicts, indicating their underlying causes. They apply the tools of various disciplines such as logic, epistemology, neurobiology, and computer science. They have basic knowledge of human behaviour, covered by psychophysiology, ethology, sociobiology, memetics, and psychiatry. They are also familiar with programming languages and text analysis.

Studying Cognitive Science allows to acquire practical skills and social competencies built on the basis of knowledge of biological, psychological and social aspects of the formation and development of human subjectivity. Cognitive Science graduates will have skills and competencies to adapt flexibly to a dynamically changing labour market including, in particular, the ever-expanding process of intellectualisation of work and the importance of the so-called soft skills that provide opportunities to respond flexibly to emerging changes and challenges.

Career prospects (graduate profile):

The graduates of 2nd cycle Cognitive Studies have high intellectual culture, supported by knowledge of a wide range of problems, are able to comprehensively analyse problems and conflicts, indicating their basis. They are able to see alternative concepts, propose and test his own hypotheses. They have no difficulty in applying the knowledge of cognitive processes to interpretations and practical activities related to the education and upbringing of man or to refer it to important issues of social life and challenges of modern civilisation. Cognitive Studies graduates are ready to participate in scholarly communication, have the skills to write, edit and review scientific texts including the ability to conduct discussions with specialists in cognitive science and refer problems in a way that is understandable and clear to non-cognitive scientists.

Openness to new ideas and research trends, the ability to critically evaluate the information and the ability to plan one’s own and group’s activities make a Cognitive Science graduate perfectly fit in the labour market.

Career perspectives:

  • member of teams designing interactive products: programs, devices or device interfaces (e.g. websites) that optimise human performance or support the performance of people with cognitive impairments (e.g. the elderly);
  • employee of research and development institutions that implement RRI programmes;

Head of the Research and Development department in companies (R&D Manager);

  • employee of HR department in corporations (optimising the performance of the organisation);
  • employee of IT-related companies;
  • employees of processing data centres, (e.g. market research and consumer behaviour);
  • advertising agency employee;
  • public-relations specialist;
  • employee in the mass media (as people responsible for optimising the message)
  • employee in local and government institutions supporting creativity and innovation;
  • people employed in one of the new professions, which require specific skills and knowledge about the operation of the human mentality and stimulating cognitive processes (mediator, company culture specialist, police employee or cultural institutions);
  • scientist/university employee.

Admissions criteria

Candidate has the necessary qualifications and competencies to continue education at 2nd cycle studies in this degree programme, confirmed with a degree diploma.

Admission process includes competitive admission based on Master’s degree or long-cycle diploma grades — the diploma grade is taken into account. Admission is decided by means of the ranking list, created on the basis of the final result of the studies, in line with the following rules:

  • completing studies in cognitive science — result multiplied x 3;
  • completing studies in a different degree programme in the field of humanities, or biology, biotechnology, biophysics, computer science, mechatronics, applied computer science, mathematics, psychology — result multiplied x 2;
  • completing studies in the field of other sciences — result multiplied x 1.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN2,850.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN990.00
  • PLN990.00
  • PLN1,020.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Humanities

ul. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 12 17

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh

mateusz.gebka@us.edu.pl
magdalena.wolek@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl