Cognitive Science Project I, 12 credits

Kognitionsvetenskapligt projektarbete I, 12 hp


Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Erik Marsja

Course coordinator

Erik Marsja

Director of studies or equivalent

Josefine Andin

Available for exchange students



Claudia Schmid

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
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Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master Programme in Cognitive Science

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Science equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
  • 6 ECTS credits passed in Programming
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Psychology with at least 6 ECTS credits in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience and at least 6 ECTS credits in Research methods
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or in Cognitive Psychology equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen
  • 6 ECTS credits passed in Research methods
  • 30 ECTS credits passed in Computer Science with at least 6 ECTS credits in Programming
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6 and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • independently conduct a cognitive science research assignment
  • identify and define a research assignment
  • analyse and report a research question within one or more of cognitive science’s component research disciplines or applied fields
  • discuss the possibilities and limits of projects in cognitive science, their role in society, and people’s responsibilities regarding how they are used.
  • assess the scientific, ethical, and societal merits, including sustainable development, of a research and development project in cognitive science
  • identify needs for further knowledge and take responsibility for the development of that knowledge to achieve a deeper understanding of a part of cognitive science

Course content

The course covers current research in a cognitive science profile area, for example disability research, design, development and/or the evaluation of technical artefacts or study of complex systems. The course should preferably take place in close connection to an ongoing cognitive science research project or in collaboration with an external partner. In addition, the course covers sustainable development in relation to cognitive science research and development projects. 

Teaching and working methods

Teaching consists of seminars, project work and supervision. In addition to this, students are expected to work independently.


The course is examined through:

  • active participation in seminars, grading scale: UG
  • individual written research report, grading scale: EC

To pass the course (grade E), requires that the active participation in seminars requirement is passed and that a grade E on the individual written assignment is achieved. Higher grades will be based on the individual written assignment. 

Detailed information will be available in the course guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för beteendevetenskap och lärande
Code Name Scope Grading scale
OBL1 Mandatory Seminars 1 credits U, G
PRO1 Project 11 credits EC



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