|Faculty or school||Faculty of Philosophy|
|Branch of knowledge||Interdisciplinary, Philology, classical studies, translation and linguistics, Behavioural sciences and psychology|
|Mode of delivery||Presencial|
|Number of places available||40|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|Language(s) of instruction||80 % English - 10 % Catalan - 10 % Spanish|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022|
|Coordination||WENDY ELVIRA GARCíA|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
|Main university||Universitat Barcelona|
Objectives and competences
On completion of the degree, students will be able to:
- Display a capacity for original thinking in the development and/or application of ideas in a research context.
- Apply the knowledge acquired during the course to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments related to the specific field of study.
- Integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgements based on incomplete or limited information, giving due consideration to the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgements.
- Present conclusions and the grounds on which they have been reached in a clear and concise manner.
- Demonstrate the learning skills acquired to facilitate further learning requiring a more independent and self-directed approach.
Successful students will also be able to:
- Master the resources needed for research (languages of scientific interest, efficient information search, use of computer resources).
- Display a capacity for the critical analysis of relevant scientific bibliography in a specific field of study and for the development of research work appropriate to the level demanded by the programme.
With respect to the specific applications of their knowledge, students will be able to:
- Show mastery of the principles and methods of linguistics, analytic philosophy and cognitive psychology, in order to apply them to the study of language, while displaying a capacity for critically evaluating the main contemporary contributions of these disciplines.
- Describe linguistic phenomena clearly, capturing all of their complexity and using the necessary level of detail.
- Display a capacity for extracting the logical form of arguments, evaluating their validity and identifying any fallacies or methodological errors, and make critical use of the methods for studying language appropriate to contemporary analytical philosophy (specialization in Logic and Philosophy).
- Gather data and formulate analysis to solve problems in the areas of theoretical linguistics and computational linguistics (specialization in Grammatical Theory and Linguistic Processing).
- Use and evaluate results obtained through the main exploration techniques in neuroscience, correctly design and carry out experimental research in cognitive science, and apply the statistical techniques needed to analyse the results correctly (specialization in Cognitive Processing Models).
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileIdeally, candidates will have prior training in one or more of the specializations (philosophy, psychology, linguistics) or in related disciplines (philology, translation and interpreting, humanities, biology, medicine, etc.) and a strong motivation to pursue further study in the area of cognitive science. Applicants must also have a good level of English (see below).
Access requirements and conditionsIn accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
- An official Spanish degree.
- A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
- A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
- Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in psychology, philosophy, linguistics, translation and interpreting, or philology. Holders of a bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in a related discipline (humanities, biology, medicine, computer science, mathematics, etc.) may be required to complete up to 30 credits of bridging subjects, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
- Commitment to conduct a significant piece of research, expressed in a statement indicating the candidate's interests and how these interests are related to the content of the programme.
- Level of English equivalent to B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or higher.
Calendar- First period: 15 February - 16 April 2023
Notification of resolutions: before 7 May
- Second period: 19 April - 4 June 2023
Notification of resolutions: before 20 June
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
- Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria
The documents should be scanned and uploaded when completing the online application form
Selection criteriaThe Admissions Committee evaluates candidates on the basis of the following criteria, weighted as shown:
- Previous studies (50%)
- Curriculum vitae and statement of interest (30%)
- English language skills (20%)
When reviewing candidate's degrees in relation to the academic requirements, the Committee will assess the similarity of each degree to this master's degree as well as each candidate's academic record. If necessary, candidates may be asked to provide samples of their academic work or to attend a personal interview.
NotificationAn Admissions Committee made up of representatives from the five participating universities select the candidates for admission to the programme. Students may be asked to attend a personal interview.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- Grants and financial aid (in Catalan)
- Economic information (in Catalan)
- Student Support Service
- Becas y ayudas (in Catalan)
- University Housing
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||15|
List of subjects
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.