Grow with us into the researcher of tomorrow

Cognitive Sciences: Cognition and the Mind

A new Masters programme in Cognitive Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

At the core of the programme lies a unique integration of psychology and philosophy, complemented by other disciplines within cognitive sciences.

As a graduate, you will be ideally placed to continue your professional journey in academia or industry and adapt to the ever-changing problems and challenges of the modern world.

Annual Tuition


Next intake

October 2024

Group Size



2 years



ECTS Points

120 total

*Scholarships Available


Study in an interdisciplinary group and develop the ability to address and work on complex questions. For creative and innovative research in the modern world.


Become part of a collaborative and reflective environment in which students and lecturers are partners in teaching and research. For fostering discussion, learning, and community.


Be at the forefront of integrating open science principles into education and research. For transparent, accessible and responsible science and scholarship.

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What our students say

We strive to provide the best possible education for all of the students studying on our Cognitive Sciences Masters programme.

This is what some of our current students say about their experience so far.

Bruno L

...the strong theoretical and methodological components of the programme are very compelling, as they provide me with an empirical and philosophical frame of work in which I can grow into a researcher.

Petra Š

The commitment and support of the professors helped me tremendously when choosing subjects that best fit my individual needs and desires. Together with the friendly atmosphere it makes this study a unique and excellent experience.

Ksenia S

...if your interest leads you to do something off-schedule, the professors and tutors will give you every possible guidance.I've studied in three countries and this is the most dedicated and motivated group of teachers I've seen.

Grow with us

Our programme has been designed to guide and gradually empower you as an independent and well-rounded researcher.

In the first year, you will acquire a strong foundation in the methods and topics in cognitive sciences. Building on this foundation, in the second year you will work closely with a supervisor of your choosing and will design and conduct your own research project.

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Grow Individually

The flexibility of our Masters programme ensures that you can tailor your degree to your strengths and needs, goals and interests.

The introductory course offers different routes into the programme – you choose different course elements to complement your background and training. Subsequent mandatory courses are taken by all students on the programme but involve several elements that are adjusted to suit different areas of interest. In addition, every semester you choose one optional course from a range of courses that either offer technical research skills, broaden the fields of study within cognitive sciences or deepen your knowledge in areas covered in the mandatory courses.

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Grow internationally

Through our international network we increase the quality and breadth of teaching and research on our programme, improve employability of graduates, and offer you the opportunity to engage with researchers from different countries.

External collaborators from Croatia and abroad are a firm part of the teaching staff on the programme. In addition, invited lecturers will regularly contribute to the programme. The benefits of latest technology and trends in Higher Education further allow us to invite researchers from different countries to join us virtually for research discussions.

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Where quality of life meets quality of science.

Come and join us at an innovative and future-oriented Faculty and University devoted to its students and community.

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