London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc Anthropology of Learning and Cognition


Houghton Street

London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.-Anthropology of Learning and Cognition

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 603

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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