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Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Bilbao, Spain
One of the aims of this Cognitive Neuroscience of Language program from University of the Basque Country is to train interdisciplinary researchers in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, to further advance and transfer this knowledge to the areas of Health and Education.
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Cognitive Neuroscience originated from the collective efforts from domains as diverse as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, linguistics and clinical neuropsychology, among others, and the technological advances in the field of neuroimaging and computation. 

This interdisciplinary Cognitive Neuroscience of Language program from the University of the Basque Country aims to discover the brain mechanisms that underlie psychological processes like the language.

The Master's program is aimed at university graduates with different degrees who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The duration of the program is one academic year with 60 ECTS credits. The students will develop research skills through the mentorship of experts and by completing internships and the Master Research Project at the end of the program.

This Master's degree programme gives direct access to the Doctoral Programme in Linguistics and in Cognitive Neuroscience.

4 Reasons to Study this Master

  • For the affinity of interests, there are not many programmes that offer academic training in cognitive neuroscience of language in particular, combining the brain and language research.
  • For the international recognition of both the centre and its Chief Science Officer.
  • It can be the core of your future research and professional trajectory.
  • For the international nature of the centre, the diversity of profiles that are found here and the outstanding team of researchers who are in charge of the training.

Career Opportunities:

The Master's students will have access to the most prestigious international centres dedicated to cognitive neuroscience, with a high probability of being accepted to do a PhD and to thus continue as a professional researcher in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods in cognitive neuroscience
  • Quantitative methods
  • Advanced Electrophysiological methods
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental language disorders and educational neuroscience
  • Language disorders: Aphasia and Dementias
  • Linguistics
  • Multilingualism, cognition and neuroscience

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Merits assessment
  • Student Record: Academic record of marks and other academic and professional merits. (50%)
  • Test: Personal Interview. (20%)
  • English: Advanced Level (First Certificate or equivalent) (20%)
  • Other: Experience in statistical analysis and experimental design. (10%)
Access degrees
  • University Degree in Biology
  • University Degree in Computer Science
  • University Degree in Lingüistics
  • University Degree in Logopedics
  • University Degree in Mathematics
  • University Degree in Medicine
  • University Degree in Physics
  • University Degree in Psychology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Bilbao

  • 765 - 1250 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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