Official Master's Degree in Cognitive Science and Language


The master's degree in Cognitive Science and Language belongs to an inter-university and interdisciplinary postgraduate programme (master's degree and PhD) in Cognitive Science that responds to the need to overcome the academic barriers that currently separate the different fields within this subject. The programme focuses in particular on language perception and acquisition, syntactic and semantic processing of speech, the relationship between semantics and cognition, the logical structure of language, and the epistemic and conceptual foundations of its study, computational analysis of language and on the relationship between the different fields within Cognitive Science.

The master's degree in Cognitive Science and Language offers interdisciplinary training in the three areas that make up Cognitive Science: psychology, linguistics and philosophy. There is a common module on basic subjects and another specialisation module made up exclusively of subjects from one of the three areas. The master's degree in Cognitive Science and Language aims to enable students to conduct a research task that can continue into the PhD programme, culminating in a PhD thesis.

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Career options

Given the strong focus on research in this Master's degree, the main career option is researching in the field of cognitive science.



Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Other participating universities:

University of Barcelona (coordinator)
Pompeu Fabra University
Rovira i Virgili University
University of Girona

Collaborating institutions:

UAB Centre for Linguistic Theory: part of the lectures in the Linguistics and Philosophy specialisations is given by members of this centre.

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