Middle European interdisciplinary master's programme in Cognitive Science (MEi:CogSci) (Master)

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What is so special and unique about the Middle European interdisciplinary master's programme in Cognitive Science (Mei:CogSci) is its radical interdisciplinary approach, manifesting itself in the structure of the curriculum and in the didactic principles (e.g. work in intercultural, interdisciplinary teams, phenomenologically oriented [vs. discipline-oriented] approach, etc.). Moreover, the degree programme’s international dimension results in a wide range of research opportunities. The degree programme provides students with language competences (English), systematic knowledge and understanding of the nature, organisation and acquisition of knowledge in human and non-human, living and artificial systems, as well as knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of the core disciplines of cognitive science. In addition, students have to choose an interdisciplinary specialisation in one phenomenal field of cognition, and they acquire knowledge and understanding of current, relevant topics and discussions of cognitive science. The primary language of instruction of the master’s programme is English. Therefore, students must have English skills corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 013

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

Special Admission Requirements


MEi:CogSci website

Study Programme

The degree programme consists of compulsory modules (core, advanced and specialisation modules), alternative compulsory modules and elective modules, covering the subject areas of artificial intelligence, social and cultural anthropology, biology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, programming, psychology and statistics. In addition, students have to complete a specialisation module, with a strong focus on practical training.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Cognition
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • (Inter)action
  • Learning and knowledge
  • Perception

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can work in the IT sector (interaction design, usability, computer supported cooperative work, knowledge management, etc.), the educational sector, biomedical and clinical research, as well as the business sector. Due to their experiences in the individual disciplines and their integration, graduates also have the opportunity to work in strongly interdisciplinary fields, including the IT and education sector, as well as consulting, human resources development and science journalism.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

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    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

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