Master of Arts in Cognitive Sciences (OPEN MIND)

OPEN MIND combines graduate studies and advanced research in a variety of areas of cognitive science. The programme proceeds along two tracks: a teaching track, open to graduate students and involving courses, seminars and individual work, leading to a Master in Cognitive Science; and a scientific communication track, open to a larger audience of researchers, teachers, students and a general public interested in cognitive science, and consisting of intense and well-focused thematic workshops that explore in depths important topics of wide scientific and pedagogical interest in cognitive science from a relevant variety of disciplines.

OPEN MIND makes a special and sustained effort on both tracks to cover new and important topics that go beyond the traditional core of cognitive science and reach new and exciting domains in comparative, developmental and evolutionary psychology, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, social neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive anthropology, animal cognition and cognitive archaeology, among others.

This open-mindedness should be attractive and instructive for a large spectrum of scholars, students and other interested participants from a variety of countries and disciplines, with a variety of backgrounds. Both Master classes and workshops will be taught by an international group of experts from the relevant disciplines of cognitive science.

Tuition Fees

There is no tuition fee for the state-subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals

For paying students:

  • 3100 RON / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation
  • 220 € / month for non-EU nationals

Career Opportunities

  • Advanced research in Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy of Mind
  • Professions associated with the core cognitive science curriculum taught in this program (see below)
  • Interdisciplinary project management, Project management in Sciences, Communication management for scientific projects


  • Reasoning
  • Cognitive and Brain Development
  • Social Cognition
  • Moral Psychology
  • Language Acquisition
  • Theory of Mind
  • Social Neuroscience
  • Memory
  • Computational Mind
  • Mind in Evolution


Admission takes place in July and September.

The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non-EU-citizens.

Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
2 years
- 3100 RON / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation. 220 € / month for non EU nationals
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June 30, 2020
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