This programme is intended for graduates with a good first degree in any discipline and an interest in the cross-cultural study of human learning and cognition.
The MSc builds on insights drawn from anthropological and psychological studies of learning and cognitive development. You will be presented with a range of theoretical issues relevant to the study of cultural knowledge and its transmission. In addition to its unique focus on learning and cognition, the course will offer you a sound introduction to the discipline of social anthropology as a whole. Although the programme is not vocational, it will help those who are interested in pursuing careers in psychology and/or education and child development to achieve their aims, as well as providing a foundation for postgraduate anthropological research.
Compulsory courses: algorithms and computation; dissertation; plus 1 of game theory; discrete mathematics and complexity; games of incomplete information. Two options from Mathematics and one unit from Social Sciences courses.