24 months
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About

The Cognitive Science programme from Aarhus University is Denmark’s first advanced cognitive science degree programme. It builds on our successful BSc in Cognitive Science and is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge and methods required to work in the field.

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Overview

Cognitive Science is the study of the human mind, brain, and behaviour. Cognitive scientists use advanced statistical modelling and sensitive experimental methods to reveal the nature of cognitive processes. They do this to advance our knowledge of human thought and behaviour and apply this knowledge in real-world settings.

Cognitive scientists are trained to develop a rigorous theoretical understanding of topics such as human decision-making, problem-solving, language and communication, action and movement, and attention and perception. They are trained to use experimental methods including functional brain imaging, eye-tracking, behavioural experiments, and computational modelling.

CAREERS

Graduates from the MSc programme are trained to enter any field that requires skills in experimental design and statistical modelling of human behaviour. They will be particularly well suited to careers in the following four sectors:

  • Consumer cognition: with their knowledge of how people perceive and pay attention to their environment and how they make decisions, cognitive science graduates will be well qualified to assist organisations in developing more engaging products and marketing materials.
  • Cognitive analytics: with their skills in advanced statistical modelling, combined with their ability to apply those skills to explain complex human behaviour, cognitive science graduates will be well qualified to assist organisations in maximising the use of existing databases to develop new strategies and products.
  • Design of information technology: with their specific skills in analysing human–machine interaction, cognitive science graduates will be well qualified to assist companies in developing new technologies for human use in both the design and testing phase of research and development.
  • Sensory science: with their detailed knowledge of how the brain transforms light, sound, and chemical energy into sensory information and how it combines that information into perceptions of the world, cognitive science graduates will be well qualified for R&D in the food industry and audio technology.

Programme Structure

Aarhus University’s MSc in Cognitive Science is Denmark’s first advanced cognitive science degree programme. It builds on our successful BSc in Cognitive Science and is designed to provide students with the advanced knowledge and methods required to work in the field.

Students in the MSc will learn how to develop their own computational models of behaviour, how to process natural language and text data, and how to analyse very large datasets. They will complete advanced courses in neuroscience and neuroimaging, human decision-making, and human–machine interaction. Classes and exams are heavily project-based and are designed to allow students to develop a rich portfolio of project work during their study.

During the programme, students will have the opportunity to use their training in project placements with other organisations. They may also have the opportunity to develop these projects further in their MSc thesis.

For their thesis, students may develop their own research project, or they may choose to complete their thesis work in the context of one of the many research centres and funded projects that make up the rich cognitive science research environment at Aarhus University.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
83

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
83

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements differ for each programme. Please, check programme specific information for more details. https://masters.au.dk/cognitivescience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here: https://masters.au.dk/scholarships-and-grants

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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