Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes (SCO)

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Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-55 - Scienze cognitive (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
International title
Double Degree

The Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes master’s degree programme is designed to prepare experts in the implementation and evaluation of processes geared at optimising decision-making processes, preventing errors and fostering quality and security in the organisational, economic, political and health fields.

Graduates possess advanced, multidisciplinary training of a philosophical, psychological, economic, sociological, medical, statistical-methodological, and organisational nature in the cognitive sciences. Particular attention is paid to the development of theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the analysis and management of individual and collective decision-making processes.

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The master’s degree in Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes is designed to train professional figures qualified to assume positions of responsibility in public and private organisations, with particular reference to the following areas:

  • risk management and the prevention of errors;
  • the optimisation of decision-making processes in the economic, financial, political and health sectors;
  • quality and security management in production processes;
  • inter-personal, inter-group and inter-organisational conflict mediation.

Graduates can enter the following professional sectors:

  • private companies;
  • hospitals;
  • public administrations;
  • schools;
  • consultancy firms;
  • training institutes.

Employment Statistics (Almalaurea)

You must be the holder of a three-year degree (or equivalent) as well as meeting certain requirements concerning your previous studies. 

Access to the Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes programme is subject to passing an admission test that will verify the candidates’ skills and personal preparation.

The written test consists of multiple choice questions aimed at assessing logical reasoning skills, comprehension of texts (in Italian and English) and the analysis of various problems presented through graphical representations.

Double Degree

An agreement between the University of Milan and the University of Maastricht offers the opportunity to study for a double degree.

Selected students will be able to obtain a Master of Cognitive Science and Decision Making (University of Milan) and a Master of Science in Psychology (University of Maastricht). 

Highly recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anatomical-physiological bases of the cognitive processes 12 80 Italian
- Fisiologia6
- Neurologia6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cognitive psychology 9 60 Italian
Cognitive research methodology 6 40 Italian
Psychology of decisions 9 60 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Artificial intelligence and data analysis 9 60 Italian
Critical thinking 6 40 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Functional cognitive and restorative neurosciences in normal and dysfunctional brain 12 80 English
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Applied cognitive psychology 6 40 English
Neuropsychology and neuromodulation 6 40 English
Philosophy of science 6 40 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Neuroscience and psychiatry 6 40 English
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Anatomical-physiological bases of the cognitive processes 12 80 Italian
- Fisiologia6
- Neurologia6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Cognitive psychology 9 60 Italian
Cognitive research methodology 6 40 Italian
Psychology of decisions 9 60 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Artificial intelligence and data analysis 9 60 Italian
Critical thinking 6 40 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2020/2021
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Bioetica 6 40 Italian
Groups decision making 9 60 Italian
Responsabilità Sanitaria e Sicurezza 6 40 Italian
Risk management 9 60 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Clinical decision making 6 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
Location
Milano
Course locations
La maggior parte delle lezioni si tiene in sede centrale (via Festa del Perdono, 7 e via Santa Sofia, 9/1).
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate
Contacts
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

Enrollment
First year enrolment:
Admission
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 50 plus 10 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-30-2019
Admission Test date and location: 06/09/2019 09:00
Enrolment period: from 09-13-2019 to 09-18-2019
Please note:
La graduatoria verrà pubblicata in data 13 settembre anzichè 11 settembre, con contestuale apertura della procedura di immatricolazione, che chiuderà improrogabilmente il 17 settembre alle ore 14,00. Per l?eventuale scorrimento le date rimangono quelle indicate nel bando di concorso.