M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Science

University of Neuchâtel

24 months
764 EUR/year
498 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Cognitive Science programme at the University of Neuchâtel offers students an individually tailored programme that covers the broad range of disciplines at the intersection of the biological sciences and the humanities. 


This Cognitive Science programme from the University of Neuchâtel consists of modules in ethology, evolutionary biology, philosophy of mind, linguistics, cognitive and developmental psychology.

Specific areas of study are belief acquisition and social representation in human development, verbal and nonverbal communication, discourse used to understand and manage the mind, the dissemination of ideas and rumors, the construction of social interactions, the mechanisms that underlie cooperative behavior, and communication and cognition of nonhuman primates and animals in general.

Professional Perspectives

  • Research in the private sector
  • Research in public institutions
  • Academia as doctoral students in research groups of international repute

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Linguistics
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Even though the deadline of April 30 has already passed, it is still possible to deposit a request for late admission until August 15




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

  • The prerequisite for access to a Master program is a successfully completed Bachelor program in a related subject.
  • A Bachelor degree obtained in a non-related subject and/or in a foreign country gives its holder access to Master programs under certain conditions. Further requirements may be asked (e.g. 30 or 60 additional ECTS before the Master program, additional studies during the Master program).
  • For admission to specialized Master programs, the University sets additional requirements, equally applicable to all candidates.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    764 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 764 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    498 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 498 EUR per year during 24 months.

The tuition fee for national students is 515 CHF per semester and for international (non-residents) is 790 CHF per semester.

Living costs for Neuchâtel

1490 - 2050 CHF /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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