[Elsnet-list] Two-year Master's course in Cognitive Science at the University of Trento
marco.baroni at unitn.it
Mon Mar 4 22:32:13 CET 2013
*** Two-year Master's course in Cognitive Science at the University of
We would like to announce that the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the
University of Trento (Italy) offers a Master's course in Cognitive
Science. The program is offered in English over four semesters and leads
to the Master degree in Cognitive Science. Students choose between two
tracks: Cognitive Neuroscience and Language and Multimodal Interaction.
Each track offers a selection of specialized courses, to allow students
to tailor training to their academic interests.
The two-year Master's course combines a solid foundation in scientific
and cognitive methods - modules in mathematics, language science,
neuroscience, and psychology, including an introduction to advanced
methods such as eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI - with an extensive training
in computational methods for the statistical analysis of large amounts
of language and perceptual data, and in interface design. Theoretical
knowledge will be supplemented by the experience acquired in substantial
practical projects carried out in research and industry labs.
Two characteristic features of this program are: a close relationship
between teaching and research practices, and a constant interplay
between biologically-based and technological-based explorations of the
human mind and brain.
During the first year of the master’s course, students focus on
understanding methodological and theoretical bases of scientific
research. During the second year, students have the opportunity to gain
hands-on experience with advanced research tools and methods within the
frame of real research projects.
The Language and Multimodal Interaction track provides students with the
interdisciplinary training necessary to operate in this area, whether in
an academic environment or in an industrial setting. The track in
particular has a strong interdisciplinary focus, enabled by the strict
collaboration between computational linguists, computer vision experts
and cognitive neuroscientists.
For more information, please visit:
Ideal applicants are highly motivated individuals holding a Bachelor’s
degree from an accredited university, and fluent in the English language
(certificate of proficiency preferred).
Students will be selected based on their academic achievement, strength
of their intellectual and working ability, motivation and interest in
the field, and recommendation letters.
We are open to candidates from any academic background.
Deadline for EU and non-EU applicants: 29 March 2013
DEADLINE EXTENSION for EU applicants only: 12 July 2013
Start-date of the next cycle: September 2013
For further information please contact by email: MCS AT unitn DOT it
(use "@" in place of "AT" and "." in place of "DOT")
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