Cognitive Science

University of Neuchâtel

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1486 EUR/year
968 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Course in Cognitive Science 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 Master’s programme in Cognitive Science 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

  • The first year of the programme consists of the core module in which, with the help of the tutor, the student selects the interdisciplinary foundation modules. These modules cover neuroscience, philosophy of mind, evolutionary theory, psychology, and linguistics, as well as research methods and scientific writing. Modules are offered at the University of Neuchâtel and, if the student wishes, in partner
  • The second year consists of an internship done in one of the partner laboratories, which will result in a small research project. This is followed by a larger research project and thesis in the student’s field of specialisations. These two research projects will allow students to hone their research skills and critical abilities in order to produce a final thesis as exemplar of their scientific independence.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • holder of a bachelor's degree in the same field of study as the planned master's: admission without preconditions
  • holder of a bachelor's degree in a field of study slightly different from that of the planned master's:
Two possibilities:
  • admission, with additional conditions : the student can start the master, but must complete a supplement to obtain the master's degree
  • admission with prerequisites : the student must follow courses at the bachelor level, in principle for 30 to 60 ECTS credits, before the start of the master.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1486 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 743 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    968 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 484 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

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


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Cognitive Science
University of Neuchâtel


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