Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction:  English and Russian

Main academic courses

  • History and Methodology of Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Neurophysiology
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Language (in English)
  • Complex Systems
  • Modern Cognitive Psychology
  • Human Evolution, Culture and Behaviour

International connections

  • The University of Warsaw (Poland)
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • The University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • The University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • The University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)


Graduates can be engaged in: teaching and research work in human and animal cognitive activity; artificial intelligence and equipment design; software applications and environments; and human psychological development. They can also work as administrative and managerial personnel at any level in institutions and enterprises in the field of education and science, and organization of scientific events.

Practical training

  • Pavlov Institute of Physiology, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • N.P. Bekhtereva Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • The Laboratory of Cognitive Studies, St Petersburg University

Prospective Employers

  • The Laboratory of Cognitive Studies, St Petersburg University
  • Pavlov Institute of Physiology, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)


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