University of Barcelona

Information for the student – Research in Behaviour and Cognition

Objectives and competences


The master's degree is designed to provide internationally competitive training in behavioural sciences, particularly in the areas of personality, psychological assessment and treatment, basic psychology and psychobiology, and the methodology of the behavioural sciences.


On successful completion of the master's degree, students will have achieved the following competences in the program's target areas:

- Capacity to design, plan and carry out a scientific project to solve a specific research problem.
- Understanding of and capacity to apply data collection and analysis techniques for specific types of research.
- Understanding of and capacity to apply a range of data processing techniques.
- Ability to critically interpret scientific research.
- Ability to write scientific articles and books, and an understanding of the steps required for publication.