Information and Structure
The Cognitive Science and Language (CCiL) program is a postgraduate interdisciplinary program focused on language and cognition as approached from three different disciplines: Psychology, Linguistics and Philosophy. Its goal is to educate and promote researchers in the field of Language and Cognition Studies with interdisciplinary motivation, providing the scientific formation and the methodological tools necessary to carry out high level research in a specific subtopic. The program is co-organized by five different Catalan universities: Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Rovira i Virgili and Universitat de Girona.
Master and PhD
CCiL has two subprograms: CCiL Master Program and the CCiL PhD Program.
- The CCiL Master Program is the first, taught period (between 60 and 90 credits, 1-2 years respectively, depending on previous studies). It provides an official Master Degree and qualifies for applying to the CCiL PhD program (although the acceptance depends on an admission process).
- The CCiL PhD Program is the second, research period, during which students are expected to carry out the research for, and complete, a doctoral dissertation, the submission of which will earn them the PhD degree. Language
Official languages are English, Spanish and Catalan. The language of each course is announced at the time of registration. Every branch offers enough courses in English so that it is possible to complete the whole second year of the master in English; in particular, all mandatory courses, and at least 3 optional courses per branch, are in English. Other program activities (talks, workshops, conferences, …) are mainly in English.
The whole program has been classed as “first-rate” postgraduate program (‘Programa de Calidad’) by the Catalan and Spanish quality-evaluation agencies since it started in 1989. This qualification facilitates scholarships and other economic aids for students.