36 months
8000 EUR/year
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In the Cognitive Science programme from Aarhus University, you are introduced to fundamental theories of cognition. Besides, you learn how to design and carry out your own investigations of the human mind, brain and behaviour. 

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Among other things, you learn about the statistical analysis of the data and computer programming, which will enable you to carry out your own experimental studies, as well as be critical of experimental studies, which have already been carried out.

Can you measure a thought?

In the course of your studies, you learn about the fundamental cognitive processes that underlie our conscious and unconscious perceptions and actions. You learn about how humans make decisions, and how we use language to communicate, share feelings and interact with others. 

This requires knowledge about relevant scientific theories as well as specific practical tools. You will thus learn computer programming (e.g. Python) and advanced tools for statistical data analysis (e.g. R and MatLab) which you will use in your own experimental investigations of human cognition and behavior.

Career opportunities

With a Cognitive Science programme from Aarhus University , you can choose among a wide range of Master’s degree programmes, including Cognitive Science, Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (Beijing) or Information Studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme along with its focus on concrete data collection and analysis skills means that graduates of the programme are attractive to prospective employers from a variety of sectors, including IT, product design and neuroscience research.

“The programme is just what we need out here in the real world. There’s an enormous unmet need for graduates who are able to combine behaviour, data and cognition, which will be fundamental elements in many business models in the future.” Henrik Dresbøll, CEO Cosmographic and WeLearn.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognition and Communication
  • Cognitive Science
  • Experimental Methods, Statistics, and Programming
  • Applied Cognitive Science
  • The General Linear Model
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Multilevel Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning
  • Perception and action
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Mathematics B
  • History B or History of Ideas B or Social Studies B or Contemporary History B

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • All EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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