Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes (SCO)

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Master programme
A.Y. 2020/2021
LM-55 - Cognitive sciences
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.

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 SSD
Compulsory
Anatomical-physiological bases of the cognitive processes 12 80 Italian BIO/09 MED/26
- Neurology6
- Physiology6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cognitive psychology 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
Cognitive research methodology 6 40 Italian M-PSI/01
Psychology of decisions 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Intelligenza artificiale e intelligenza umana: il presente e il futuro delle scienze cognitive 9 60 Italian ING-INF/05
Logica e filosofia della scienza 6 40 Italian M-FIL/02
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cellular and molecular basis of cognition in health and diseases 12 80 Italian BIO/14
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Advanced cognitive psychology 6 40 Italian M-PSI/01
Neuromodulation 6 40 Italian MED/26
Philosophy of mind 6 40 Italian M-FIL/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Neuroscience and mental health 6 40 Italian MED/25
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Exam 21 0 Italian
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Anatomical-physiological bases of the cognitive processes 12 80 Italian BIO/09 MED/26
- Neurology6
- Physiology6
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cognitive psychology 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
Cognitive research methodology 6 40 Italian M-PSI/01
Psychology of decisions 9 60 Italian M-PSI/01
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Intelligenza artificiale e intelligenza umana: il presente e il futuro delle scienze cognitive 9 60 Italian ING-INF/05
Logica e filosofia della scienza 6 40 Italian M-FIL/02
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Bioetica 6 40 Italian M-FIL/02
Gestione del rischio clinico, giuridico e assicurativo 9 60 Italian MED/42
Processi decisionali nei gruppi 9 60 Italian M-PSI/05
Responsabilità Sanitaria e Sicurezza 6 40 Italian MED/43
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical decision making 6 40 Italian MED/01
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
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
Academic guidance tutor
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
Dissertation tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Master's degree admission tutor
Credit recognition tutor
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

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: