The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento offers a Master's course in Cognitive Science. The program is offered in English over four semesters and leads to the Master degree in Cognitive Science (Laurea Magistrale). Students choose between two tracks: Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) and Language and Multimodal Interaction (LMI). Each track offers a selection of specialized courses, to allow students to tailor their training to their academic interests. The curriculum includes courses focusing on neurophysiological aspects of cognitive processes, the study of human behavior, and human-computer interaction.
Two characteristic features of this program are: a close relationship between teaching and research practices, and a constant interplay between biologically-based and technological-based explorations of the human mind and brain.
During the first year of the master’s course, students focus on understanding methodological and theoretical bases of scientific research. During the second year, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS, eye-tracking and other advanced research tools.
Ideal applicants are highly motivated individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and fluent in the English language (certificate of proficiency preferred).
Students will be selected based on their academic achievement, strength of their intellectual and working ability, motivation and interest in the field, and recommendation letters.
We are open to candidates from any academic background.
Deadline for EU and non-EU applicants: 29 March 2013
DEADLINE EXTENSION for EU applicants only: 12 July 2013 - after the April selection, the number of available positions for the July intake is 10
Start-date of the next cycle: September 2013
For further information please contact by email: MCS AT unitn DOT it (use "@" in place of "AT" and "." in place of "DOT")
Some related facilities:
The University of Trento and the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste - SISSA offer a joint education program named “Graduate Program in Cognitive Science”
The two-year program is open to international students. Admitted students who succeed in fulfilling the requirements of the Program will obtain the official Italian degree “Laurea Magistrale in Cognitive Science - Scienze Cognitive” (classe LM-55 Scienze Cognitive) from UNITN and the Diploma (Magister) in Cognitive Science from SISSA.
Every year up to four selected students can participate the joint Trento University-SISSA joint program and they will received economic benefits durimg the stay in the respective locations.
For further information on the joint program, please follow the link to the "Fees and Funding opportunities" page here on the right.