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The Programme was approved by the Ministry of Education decree Β7/459 /25-9-1998 that was modified with decree 63536/B7/2003 and decree 138274/ B7/6-4-2006. The Programme has been running since 1998, in co-operation with

  • The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens
  • The Department of Nursing of the University of Athens
  • The Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Athens
  • The Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

A central aim of the programme is the unification of computational approaches to cognition with research in cognitive psychology and the neurosciences. The subjects taught cover a large domain of several disciplines in the behavioural, neural and computational sciences. Particular attention is given to the study of processes of learning and the educational applications of Cognitive Science. In brief, the programme aims at the following:

  • The more efficient interaction among the humanities, computer science, the biological and the social sciences.
  • The development of systematic, basic and applied research for the purpose of advancing knowledge on issues pertaining to human cognition and learning.
  • The improvement of the competitiveness of Greek scientific manpower in relation to the European and international community.

The Programme awards Master's Degrees (M.Sc.), admitting, per year, up to twenty (20) students. The duration of study is four (4) semesters at least and six (6) semesters at most.

The Programme admits graduates of (a) Schools of Philosophy (b) Departments of History and Philosophy of Science (c) Schools of Science (d) Medical Schools (e) Departments of Pedagogy (f) Departments of Informatics and Polytechnic Schools or equivalent to one of these. 
The selection of candidates is based on the following criteria:

  • graduation grade
  • performance in undergraduate thesis, when required for graduation
  • grade in undergraduate courses, according to the area of study
  • results of interview with the selection committee
  • research activity in an area related to that of the Programme
  • recommendation letters
  • other postgraduate degrees.

More information concerning the programme of studies, the courses offered etc. is provided by the Programme Secretary Ms. Sp. Efthimiou, tel. +30 210 727 5506, email sefthim[at]phs.uoa[dot]gr, and at the Programme's website (http://www.cognitivescience-postgrad.phs.uoa.gr).