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
The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:
- The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
- The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year)
- An additional fee is due for online programmes
The University also offers:
- Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
- Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
- Concessions for international students with refugee status
Scholarships and benefits
The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).
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