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Information for the student – Cognitive Science and Language


Letter soup - Master of Cognitive Science and Language - Faculty of Philosophy - University of Barcelona

Cognitive Science and Language is an inter-university, interdisciplinary postgraduate programme combining master's degree and doctoral levels that responds to the need to overcome the academic barriers between the different areas of cognitive science. The programme places a particular focus on speech perception and language acquisition, the syntactic and semantic processing involved in speech, the relationship between semantics and cognition, the logical structure of language and the epistemic and conceptual foundations of language study, computational analysis of language, and the relationship between the different areas of cognitive science.
This master's degree offers interdisciplinary education in three key areas of cognitive science: psychology, linguistics and philosophy. The course consists of a common module of basic subjects, a specialization module covering specific topics from each of the three key areas, and a module comprising optional subjects.
The goal of this degree is to give students the skills they will need to carry out a research project, which may be developed further under the doctoral programme and lead to the writing and defence of a doctoral thesis. The three areas of specialization in both the master's degree and the doctoral programme are overseen by the best lecturers and researchers at each of the participating universities, and renowned international specialists are continually invited to participate as guest lecturers.
This places the scientific education of the postgraduate programme in Cognitive Science and Language on a comparable level of quality to the leading postgraduate programmes in Europe, particularly in the interdisciplinary areas of cognitive science.

Basic information

Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Girona
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
  • Cognitive Models of Language Processing
  • Grammatical Theory and Linguistic Processing
  • Logic and Philosophy
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Philosophy
Number of places available40
Language(s) of instruction80 % English - 10 % Catalan - 10 % Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024