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11 Masters Programs in Cognitive Science

A master’s degree allows students to gain extensive knowledge in a specific field and offers the possibility of completing more in-depth research. A master’s degree is required for those interested in obtaining a PhD. What is a Master in Cognitive Science? Cognitive science is a broad subject that explores various aspects of the brain, including thinking, learning and information proce… Read more

A master’s degree allows students to gain extensive knowledge in a specific field and offers the possibility of completing more in-depth research. A master’s degree is required for those interested in obtaining a PhD.

What is a Master in Cognitive Science? Cognitive science is a broad subject that explores various aspects of the brain, including thinking, learning and information processing. Individuals pursuing a master’s degree in this field may study and complete research on a variety of topics, such as psychology, computer modeling, brain imaging and language acquisition. Because a diverse spectrum of focus areas is available, prospective program participants should research which schools offer the specific area they would like to specialize in.

A graduate degree in cognitive science can help candidates develop strong skills that can benefit them throughout their lives. Individuals will likely develop strong research and analytical skills as well as problem-solving abilities. A greater understanding of human behavior may also enhance leadership skills.

The cost of pursuing a Master in Cognitive Science will largely depend on the specific program and school the student chooses, as well as the duration of study. It will typically take one to two years to complete this degree.

Obtaining a Master in Cognitive Science may enable recipients to pursue numerous career paths, depending on the specific area of expertise. Individuals may find employment in a variety of industries, including government agencies, the nonprofit sector and education. People with this particular degree can be employed in management, research and postsecondary teaching positions. Examples of specific potential job titles include research analyst, technical writer, web developer and marketing assistant.

Both online and on-campus programs exist throughout the world. Once you decide the specific focus you wish to pursue, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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HSE University
Moscow, Russia +1 More

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuro-modeling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cogniti ... +

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuro-modeling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition, or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
10 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Through its i ... +

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Through its innovative approaches to mentoring, Mod4NeuCog aims to foster natural curiosity and autonomy in students. The goal is to develop active researchers at the interface of applied mathematics and cognitive sciences. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Skövde
Norrmalm, Sweden

Do you want to learn more about issues relating to the links between consciousness, the brain and subjective well-being? This English-language master’s programme gives you the ... +

Do you want to learn more about issues relating to the links between consciousness, the brain and subjective well-being? This English-language master’s programme gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge within these issues at a high level. -
Master
Full-time
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 

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University of Siena
Siena, Italy

The Master programme in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The progra ... +

The Master programme in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition. The programme focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind. -
MA MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

OPEN MIND combines graduate studies and advanced research in a variety of areas of cognitive science.

OPEN MIND combines graduate studies and advanced research in a variety of areas of cognitive science. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Trento
Trento, Italy

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 ... +

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). -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN) program is an applied multidisciplinary program that incorporates and integrates methodologies from such dive ... +

The Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN) program is an applied multidisciplinary program that incorporates and integrates methodologies from such diverse fields as psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
UNIR - Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

This master's degree will enable you to develop the talent of students in the classroom and optimize their school performance, in addition to enhancing your abilities and skil ... +

This master's degree will enable you to develop the talent of students in the classroom and optimize their school performance, in addition to enhancing your abilities and skills to guide students and evaluate learning processes. -
Master
Part-time
18 months
Spanish
Online
 
State Academic University for the Humanities
Moscow, Russia

The Master's program "Philosophy in the Methodological, Cognitive and Humanitarian Space" aims to develop the research potential of students. Teaching disciplines in the magis ... +

The Master's program "Philosophy in the Methodological, Cognitive and Humanitarian Space" aims to develop the research potential of students. Teaching disciplines in the magistracy are built around the formulation and solution of problems arising in the course of research activities and requiring in-depth knowledge in philosophy. -
Master
Full-time
Russian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Mediterranean College, Athens
Athens, Greece

The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult) is an innovative postgraduate programme that is unique in Greece and provides a professional training in Cognitive/ Behavio ... +

The MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Adult) is an innovative postgraduate programme that is unique in Greece and provides a professional training in Cognitive/ Behavioural Therapy. Through a variety of teaching and assessment methods, it prepares students to become independent Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists. The programme has been designed by the University of Derby according to the criteria of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), based on which postgraduate programmes are being accredited. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Kansai Medical University
Moriguchi, Japan

To elucidate the brain functions, it is essential not only to conduct micro-level research such as the conduction of electrical signals and chemical transmission by neurotrans ... +

To elucidate the brain functions, it is essential not only to conduct micro-level research such as the conduction of electrical signals and chemical transmission by neurotransmitters, but also the system-level research on how they “function as a circuit” and “connect to actual thoughts and actions.” The Department of Physiology 2 grapples with this arduous but interesting problem by utilizing primates whose brain structure is similar to that of humans, by electrophysiological and pharmacological approaches. The current main theme is the elucidation of mechanisms by which emotion, memory, and attention change the decision-making process and actions. We dream of discovering the universal principle of calculation processing in the brain. -
Master
Japanese
Apr 2022
Campus