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MALanguage and Mind: Linguistics and cognitive studies

University of Siena
Italy, Siena
Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences Italy, Siena, Palazzo San Niccolò - via Roma, 56 - 53100
Tuition fee

The tuition fee is calculated according to the country of origin and ranges from a minimum of € 756 to a maximum of € 2406 (per year). You can calculate the amount to be paid per year at this link.

Application fee €30 per programme

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The Master in Language and Mind is a highly interdisciplinary program aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of language as a human cognitive capacity, combining theoretical perspectives in Linguistics and Philosophy with their different and many applications in fields such as Computational Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Text Analysis.

All courses are taught in English, in the lively international environment at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Science, a leader in multidisciplinary research.

The Master also offers two main specializations through its two curricula “Linguistics and Cognition” and “Philosophy and Cognition”, with flexible options to combine teachings from both. In addition, students may apply for a Double Degree program in collaboration with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Programme structure

The course is taught entirely in English.

MIUR degree class: LM-39 Second cycle degree in Linguistic
Duration in years: 2
Credits: 120
Double Degree program: University of Siena/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

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Career opportunities

The Master program in Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies, prepares students to undertake advanced doctoral studies and provides them with a specialized knowledge of the research issues in the fields of linguistics and philosophy. The program is centred on advance theoretical and experimental research on language and cognition.

Students will become able to address a specialized scientific bibliography, mostly in English and to be in contact with qualified publications and scientific journals, both on paper and online. The acquired capacity to apply theories and methods of linguistic research to the description and analysis of particular languages in a comparative perspective prepares the students to operate in the domain of advanced fundamental and applied research on human language.

In addition to the continuation of the studies in the framework of a graduate school, the job opportunities offered by the MA program can be identified in positions in which language and cognition are central and require an in-depth knowledge of theoretical models, of models of linguistic analysis, of experimental methodologies, of aspects of the interdisciplinary study of language as a cognitive capacity. The potential sectors of activities for the students who obtain the degree in Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies include the didactics of languages, the study of the pathologies of language and of possible rehabilitation techniques, the domain of computational applications to language related activities.

Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Nov 1, 2019
Application deadline
Jan 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020
Apply now! Academic year 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 28, 2020 23:59
Europe/Rome time
Studies commence
Sep 28, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States