Students will have to acquire the basics, gain insight into different experimental methods, and at the same time learn to engage in an interdisciplinary discourse and gain practical experience in interdisciplinary work, partly in an intercultural environment.
The goal is to educate researchers. Thus, "knowing a little bit of everything" will not suffice; students will have to gain profound conceptual knowledge as well as solid methodological research skills. Two years are a relatively short time to reach such sophisticated educational goals. Thus, a curricular architecture has been developed to help students meet these goals; this will mainly occur through the integrative kernel of the curriculum.
The curriculum consists of 2 phases: the (A) introductory phase and the (B) phenomenon-oriented phase consisting of 2 semesters each.
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Admitted are students holding a bachelor or equivalent degree in cognitive science or one of its core disciplines (anthropology, biology, computer science, linguistics, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology).
For applications of students from other fields, the local advisory board must decide (and can prescribe up to 30 additional ECTS to be accomplished in the course of the programme).
For detailed information on tuition fees at th University of Vienna see: http://studentpoint.univie.ac.at/en/financial-matters/tuition-fee/amount-of-the-tuition-fee/
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