Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento
The International Master’s program in Cognitive Science offers a unique opportunity for students aiming to train as scientists. Its main aim is to prepare strong Ph.D. candidates who are well trained and that can be competitive and confident in performing research in international settings. All courses are given in English by scientists who have developed research programs in top level institutions, through their wide network of international collaborations. The Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) has an excellent international reputation as one of the leading research centers in its field and the University of Trento has been ranked as the top university in Italy.
Hands-on research training
All students are actively involved in developing research projects and have access to the laboratories during the master’s program, thus gaining invaluable hands-on experience with the latest research technologies, including fMRI, EEG, MEG, TMS and eye tracking. This opportunity, usually granted only at the doctoral level courses, provides the type of technical skills needed in industry and necessary for acceptance into competitive Ph.D. programs. Our students have been accepted into leading graduate studies programs in Universities throughout Europe and North America, including Brown, Cambridge, Dartmouth, Harvard and Max Plank Institute Tubingen.
Diversity and opportunity
The Master’s program is open to and aimed towards students from diverse backgrounds, including students with no background in cognitive sciences. The Master in Cognitive Science program is international: our students arrive from all continents and after graduation, find positions in their home countries and others. A recent survey conducted on 23 graduates of the program shows that 90% found a job within 3 months of graduation. In addition to those who continue onto a PhD program, we are also very proud of the success of those students who chose careers in industry. They have found interesting positions in management of academic research (both clinical and non-clinical), software development, and consulting.
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Personalized research and study plans
Students choose between two tracks, which both offer a selection of specialized courses to allow students to tailor their training to their academic interests:
- Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS)
- Language and Multimodal Interaction (LMI)
Application procedures and deadlines
The first call for the incoming 2015 class is now open to applicants from both within and outside the EU, with a deadline of March 20, 2015. Details regarding the online application process can be found here:
Applications should include:
-Bachelor's degree and/or official university transcripts
-Official English language certificate
-Letters of Recommendation
In addition, we anticipate a second call, open only to EU citizens and other residents of Italy in July.
Fees and funding opportunities
There are a number of funding opportunities based on need and/or merit, including the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Language and Communication Technologies. Details can be found here
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at mcs at unitn.it
-- Marco Baroni Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) University of Trento http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/marco