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Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Master’s degree course in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Padova will offer you the latest developments in neuroscientific research, its clinical applications and highly-specialized laboratories where to acquire a good variety of practical skills.


The course in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Padova is designed to offer a training in a specialized area of psychology and aims to be recognized as a high-level qualification for academic and professional purposes at international level.The course units range within psychology, neurology and psychiatry and their clinical applications (in collaboration with the Departments of Neuroscience and Medicine).

The whole degree is strongly focused on laboratories  - equipped with instruments such as TMS, tDCS, GEODESIC software – which allow our students’ theoretical learning to be integrated with the use of this technology to the purpose of enhancing their practical skills too.

The aim is to offer our students a multilevel approach to their studies within an  international perspective.

Career opportunities

The MSc represents a great starting point to continue with PhD studies, particularly in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. At the same time, our graduates will also be prepared to pursue a professional training and career in Clinical Neuropsychology or a related discipline. They will have various employment opportunities especially within the emerging fields of psychology. One example? Designing cognitive tests through neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience 
  • Affective Neuroscience and Psychopathology 
  • Clinical Neuropsychology 
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Neuroanatomy 
  • Neurolinguistics and Aphasiology 
  • Neurology 
  • New concepts in Cognitive Psychology 
  • New trends in Neuroscience 
  • Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Techniques 
  • Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology 

                                      Detailed Programme Facts

                                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                                        • Full-time duration 24 months
                                      • Languages
                                        • English
                                      • Delivery mode
                                        On Campus

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                      Academic Requirements

                                      • first-cycle degree (BA/BSc) in Psychology in Italy or a BA/BSc degree equal to a  first-cycle degree (BA/BSc) in Psychology in Italy
                                      • B2 (other certifications can be accepted, provided they correspond to a B2 level. All the information on this issue can be found in the admission notice).

                                      Candidates will be further assessed on their:

                                      • CV and motivational letter: the Admission Board will assess the curriculum vitae and grades of each candidate. 
                                      • Letters of recommendation: up to 2 letters of recommendations will be taken into account. 

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        2600 EUR/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                      • EU/EEA

                                        2600 EUR/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                      The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

                                      Living costs for Padova

                                      • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
                                        Living Costs

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


                                      The University of Padova offers scholarships to highly talented prospective students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree completely held in English in Padova. The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievements and school / academic records may receive a scholarship. The successful scholars will be expected to fulfil an ambassadorial role and represent the University at a number of events.

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