Cognitive Sciences and Decisional Processes (SCO)
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;
- public administrations;
- consultancy firms;
- training institutes.
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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.
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
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:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
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:
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