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Cognitive Science

University of Trento

24 months
1000 EUR/year
340 EUR/year
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Offered at the world-renowned Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC, this Cognitive Science programme from University of Trento is characterized by training and research activities in the fields of experimental psychology, brain-imaging, animal cognition and computational linguistics.


Students develop research projects with an international group of researchers, and have access to high qualified interdisciplinary laboratories and cutting-edge research technologies.

These include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetic encephalography (MEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), electroencephalography (EEG), eye tracking, cinematic motion tracking, psychophysics, computational modeling, & comparative cognition (animal models) for the Cognitive Neuroscience track; and for the Language and Multimodal Interaction track, machine learning technologies, like deep learning and multitask learning, will be applied to language understanding in interaction with other modalities.


Our students come from all continents and, after graduation, find positions in their home countries and elsewhere.

Though the programme is relatively young, its strength is already evident in the satisfaction reported by students and in their high and successful placement after graduation. A recent survey conducted on 60 graduates of the programme showed that 88,3% of them are currently employed either in industry or in academic research management (both clinical and non-clinical), software development, communication and consulting.

The Master in Cognitive Science offers a unique opportunity for students aiming to train as scientists. It provides access to doctoral courses in the disciplines of cognitive neuroscience worldwide. CIMeC itself offers a PhD Course in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience (CN track) - with courses in cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, statistics and experimental methodology, computer programming, advanced signal and data analysis combined with hands-on training in brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques;
  • Language and Multimodal Interaction (LMI track) - with courses on computational linguistics topics, on language and the brain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • June, extended deadline only for EU citizens and non-EU citizens living in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Background in the disciplines characterizing the cognitive sciences area
  • English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    340 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€ - 3.400€ (based on income/merit)
  • Non-EU: 1.000€ - 4.500€ (based on merit)

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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