International opportunities for students

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.

All students are actively involved in developing research projects and have access to the laboratories during the Master’s program, thus gaining invaluable hands-on experience with the latest research technologies, including fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS and eye tracking. This opportunity provides the type of technical skills needed in industry and necessary for acceptance into competitive Ph.D. programs.

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: