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Philosophy & Cognitive Science (Hons)

New College of the Humanities

36 months
14000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Embark on a fascinating, interdisciplinary exploration of the human mind and behaviour, alongside artificial intelligence, and the broader ethical and theoretical implications it presents. You can learn more with this program in Philosophy & Cognitive Science (Hons) at New College of the Humanities.


Philosophy & Cognitive Science (Hons)  at New College of the Humanities combines a major in Philosophy with dual minors in Data Science and Psychology. Your major studies in Philosophy will investigate topics including ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of the mind, and the philosophy of science. 

About this program

The Data Science minor explores the techniques underpinning artificial intelligence including coding in Python, machine learning, and natural language processing, as well as theoretical and practical issues surrounding AI and data ethics. 

The Psychology minor surveys fundamental principles, concepts, experiments, and issues in the major areas of contemporary scientific psychology. Together, these elements provide a very broad and deep foundation in the study of naturally and artificially intelligent systems, and teach the skills required for life and work in the 21st century. 

Upon completion of the Philosophy & Cognitive Science BA (Hons), students will have acquired breadth and depth of knowledge of both human and machine intelligence and the behaviour it gives rise to, and have developed a wide range of highly desirable transferable skills.

Programme Structure


  • Logic: Formal & Philosophical (30 Credits)
  • Programming with Data (15 Credits)
  • Data Science (15 Credits) 
  • Psychology (15 Credits) 
  • Structure & Function of the Human Brain (15 Credits) 
  • Plus one of: Ethics 30 Credits OR Modern Philosophy (30 Credits) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses or eight 15-credit courses, or a mixture.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • AAB. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by NCH as one of your A-levels.
  • Students studying the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside three A Levels may be eligible for an alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • An overall score of 35 points OR 6, 6, 5 in subjects taken at Higher Level.
  • Please note, the overall score of 35 points includes TOK and the Extended Essay, and students must achieve a pass in the IB Diploma for entry to our courses
European Baccalaureate
  • 85%.
Scottish Higher
  • AABBB. We do not count Highers and Advanced Highers in the same subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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