M.Sc. Blended

Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis)

24 months
2700 EUR/year
2700 EUR/year
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Since the inception of the computing paradigm, the prevalent metaphor for a computer has been that of a multi-purpose tool, as exemplified by the use of “command lines” and “desktops” at the interface between humans and computers. We offer a master degree in Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis) at the Open University of Cyprus. 


The unparalleled prevalence of computing-enabled devices in our everyday lives, and the widespread access to information over the Web, suggests a more apt metaphor for a modern computer, that of an assistant. Humans no longer use, but rather collaborate with their devices to solve a cognitive task, with each party learning and adapting to the capabilities of the other. 

Key Features 

  • Communication and decision-making happens at a level that is transparent to, and cognitively-compatible with, human abilities and limitations. One no longer speaks of human-computer interaction, but of human-computer symbiosis.
  • To teach the new paradigm of cognitive computing, the M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Systems (Human-Computer Symbiosis) at the Open University of Cyprus brings together two main scientific areas: Cognitive Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Intelligent Systems
  • Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition
  • Learning and Memory in Humans
  • Experimental Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program is geared towards students with a first degree in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), or a first degree in Cognitive Science or Psychology. The program assumes basic knowledge in the field of mathematics.
  • Highly-motivated candidates from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply, but should expect to put extra effort to complement their prior studies by following additional induction elements linked to individual courses so that they can acquire the required background for these courses. Subject to sufficient demand, and approval by the University, a general induction course may also be offered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5400 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5400 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Nicosia

576 - 866 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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