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Inter-university Master's Degree in Cognitive Science and Language

60 ECTS or 90 ECTS depending on previous studies
Places available
Language of instruction
Catalan: 10 %, Spanish: 10 %, English: 80 %

All information at: www.ub.edu/ccil/

Academic coordinator
Dr. Josep Demestre Viladevall
Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV)
Master's degree website

Master's Support Office
(+34) 977 77 99 44

  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • UAB
  • UB
  • UPF
  • Universitat de Girona

CCiL is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme (Master's and PhD) in Cognitive Science taught jointly by some of Catalonia's leading universities. It has been designed to overcome the academic barriers between the various disciplines that make up this broad field of study. The programme focuses primarily on perception and language acquisition, the syntactic and semantic processing of speech, the relation between semantics and cognition, the logical structure of language and the epistemological and conceptual foundations of its study, the computational analysis of language and the relation between the different disciplines of Cognitive Science.

CCiL offers an interdisciplinary training in three specific research disciplines: psychology, linguistics and philosophy. The Master's programme combines a common core of basic subjects with a selection of specialist subjects drawn exclusively from one of the three disciplines. The Master's in CCiL seeks to give students the skills to carry out an initial research project that can be subsequently extended joining the PhD program and that forms the basis of an eventual doctoral thesis.

Both the Master's and the PhD courses, in each of the three specific research disciplines, are taught by the best academic teaching staff and researchers at the universities that participate in this joint program. Throughout the year, the postgraduate programme also welcomes leading experts from around the world as guest lecturers. Because of these features CCiL offers an academic training of excellence, similar to the leading postgraduate programs in Europe.

  • Ciència Cognitiva i Llenguatge

Find out more information from the coordinating university: Universitat de Barcelona

Career opportunities

Research in the cognitive sciences, teaching in the cognitive sciences, neuropsychological evaluation, psycholinguistic evaluation, evaluation of cognitive development and language, knowledge engineering.


Logic and Philosophy

Grammatical Theory and Linguistic Processing

Cognitive Models of Language Processing

Participating universities

Universitat de Barcelona (coordinating university)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat de Girona

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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