Two-year Master's course in Cognitive Science


The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) 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's degree in Cognitive Science (Laurea Magistrale).

Students choose between two tracks:

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;
  • a constant interplay between biology-based and technology-based explorations of the human mind and brain.

During the first year of the Master’s course, students focus on understanding methodological and theoretical foundations 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. 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.

The CiMeC, among its two facilities in Rovereto and Mattarello, is composed of five interdisciplinary labs and one center:


Master in Cognitive Science – CIMeC

University of Trento

Corso Bettini, 31 – 38068 Rovereto (TN) – Italy

Tel.: +39 0464 808660