CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Andrei Ionuț MĂRĂȘOIU:
andrei.marasoiu@filosofie.unibuc.ro
office@filosofie.unibuc.ro

Master of Arts in COGNITIVE SCIENCE (MIND THE BRAIN!)

“Mind the Brain!” is an advanced master program in philosophy, covering a wide array of topics in cognitive science and exploring them in depth, guided by the practitioner’s and the philosopher’s toolkit alike.

The program spans two academic years, in which time students will become familiar with core areas of cognitive science, such as introductory neuroscience, neurophysiology, applied cognitive psychology, moral psychology, cognitive linguistics, introduction to artificial intelligence, and more.

Equally important, students will be encouraged to acquire abilities typical of philosophical analysis tailored to the cognitive sciences through courses that tackle the philosophy of mind, the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, theories of mind, or the moral relevance of recent developments in AI.

Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to partake in, and help foster, new research initiatives, spanning from workshops, international conferences, building research networks or blending research with focused master classes.

The wide breadth of the MA offer aims to attract a large spectrum of scholars, students and other interested participants with a variety of backgrounds, and coming from a variety of countries and disciplines.

TUITION FEES

There is no tuition fee for the state subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals
For paying students:

  • 6000 RON / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation
  • 2500 € / Year for non EU nationals

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Advanced research in Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy of Mind
  • Professions associated with the core cognitive science curriculum taught in this program (see below)
  • Interdisciplinary project management, Project management in Sciences, Communication management for scientific projects

CURRICULUM

1st YEAR
No. SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR ECTS
1.

Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science

(Fundamentele filosofice ale ştiinţelor cognitive)

Prof. univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru / asist. univ. dr. Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu 8
2. Introduction to Neuroscience (Introducere ȋn neuroştiinţe) Conf. univ. dr. Ana Maria Zăgrean 8
3.

Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences

(Gȃndire critică ȋn ştiinţele sociale)

Conf. univ. dr. Valentin Sorin Costreie / asist. univ. dr. Andrei

Ionuţ Mărăşoiu

8
4. Ethics and Academic Integrity (Etică și integritate academică) Lect. dr. Ileana Dascălu 6
5. Applied Cognitive Psychology (Psihologie cognitivă aplicată) Conf. univ. dr. Ioana Podină 8
6. Theory of Mind (Teoria minţii) Conf. univ. dr. Valentin Sorin Costreie / asist. univ. dr. Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu 8
7. Minds and Machines (Minti şi maşini) Prof. univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru / asist. univ. dr. Alexandru Dragomir 8
8. Practică profesională NN (Centre de cercetare şi instituţii partenere) 6
TOTAL 60

 

2nd YEAR
No. SUBJECT INSTRUCTOR ECTS
1. Philosophy of Mind (Filosofia minţii)

Conf. univ. dr. Valentin Sorin Costreie

/ asist. univ. dr. Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu

8
2.

Ethics of Cognitive Technologies (Etica tehnologiilor

cognitive)

Lect. univ.dr. Constantin Vică 8
3. Reasoning (Raţionamentul) Prof. univ. dr. Mircea Dumitru / asist. univ. dr. Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu 8
4. Practică profesională NN (Centre de cercetare şi instituţii partenere) 6
5.

Sensory Neurophysiology

(Neurofiziologie senzorială)

Prof. univ. dr. Alexandru Babeş 8
6. Moral Psychology (Psihologie morală) Lect. univ. dr. Emilian Mihailov 8
7. Language and Cognition (Limbaj şi cogniţie) Lect. univ. dr. Alexandru Nicolae 8
8. Practică profesională (Pregătirea lucrării de disertație) NN (Profesori coordonatori) 6
TOTAL 60
ADMISSION & ADMISSION CRITERIA

Admission takes place in July and September.
The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non EU-citizens.
Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.

PROGRAM LENGTH

4 semesters (120 ECTS)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Proficiency in English is required for this MA

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Courses start in October and end in June

MOBILITY

Mobility opportunities are available for students at partner universities.

APPLICATIONS

Application package, statement of purpose and interview https://filosofie.unibuc.ro/admitere-master/