Kognitív Tudományi Tanszék






Szabolcs Kéri on theguardian.com










Department of Cognitive Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics



Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics related to cognitive science. Our courses include, among others: neuropsyhology, intelligent systems, cognitive informatics in human vision, neurobiology, psycholinguistics, philosophy of mind


Carreer possibilities:


A research career in some field of cognitive sciecne, applied informatics ( e.g. human-computer interaction, computational linguistics), education (e.g. methodology of learning), pharmaceutical industry (e.g. drog development)


Admission requirements:

  1. A first degree in any discipline
  2. At least 30 credits in subjects related to mathematics-statistics-informatics, psychology-biology-linguistics, or philosophy-logic in any combination
  3. Good working knowledge of Hungarian and English (at least intermediate level certificate or equivalent)

Duration of programme: 4 semesters


What is Cognitive Science?


It is the interdisciplinary study of information processing: how we perceive, interpret and store information arriving from the surrounding world, and how this information determines our actions.


Related disciplines:


psychology, biology, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence


What you can learn in our programme:

    • - The operation of basic cognitive processes (perception, language, learning, memory) and their functions in human behaviour
    • - The neurological basis of cognitive processes
    • - Research methods in neuroscience
    • - Methodological issues in experimental psychology
    • - Research skills and tools (statistics, programming, EEG, eye tracking)
    • - The achievement of neuropsychology and their applications
    • - Cognitive deficits in populations with acquired or developmental psychiatric and neurological disorders
    • - The methods and achievements of computational linguistics, natural language processing and psycholinguistics
    • - Philosophy of mind