Official master's degree in Language Acquisition from the Universidad de Barcelona

Cognitive Science and Language

UB - Universitat de Barcelona. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spain)

Rs 2,15,364
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Original amount in EUR:
€ 2,790
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Important information

Typology Master
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Duration 1 Year
Credits 60
  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Credits: 60

If your professional attitude centres on the field of linguistics or philosophy, whether in the areas of education or research, now you have the opportunity to specialise in cognitive and linguistic research processes. provides the official master's degree in Cognitive Science and Language, a course designed by the Universitat de Barcelona.


Where and when

Starts Location
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Barcelona, Spain
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Starts On request
Barcelona, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

Through this master's degree, you will acquire skills in methods of analysis for linguistics, philosophy and cognitive psychology. You will be able to perform research and study tasks in language, you will obtain a critical and analytical view of the cognitive bases of philosophical processes and you will centre on the perception and acquisition of language. You will discover the relationship between semantics and cognition and you will receive training focussed on research and teaching.

· Who is it intended for?

The master's degree is targeted at people with university studies in the branches of humanities, language or philosophy who would like to discover cognitive science applied to philosophical and linguistic analysis. The course has the participation of 4 Catalonian universities, it is in-person and it lasts for one academic year. The classes are taught in Catalan, Spanish and mostly in English.

· Requirements

Official bachelor's degree or equivalent in Philosophy, Psychology and Linguistics or similar studies (Philology, Translation and Interpreting, Humanities, Biology, Medicine, etc.) Advanced English.

What you'll learn on the course

Language structure
Mental architecture and basic processes
Philosophy of language
Cognitive models
Statistical methods for research
Cognitive sciences
Linguistic variations
Analytical philosophy
Computational analysis of language

Course programme

Common mandatory courses
  • Foundations and Structure of Language (5 cr)
  • Mental architecture and basic processes
  • Topics in Philosophy, Language and Cognition (5cr)
Mandatory Psychology courses
  • Advanced issues in cognitive science and psychology (5cr)
  • Developing speech, language and cognition (5cr)
  • Topics in psychology, language and cognition (5cr)
Mandatory Philosophy courses
  • Advance issues in cognitive sciences and philosophy (5cr)
  • Philosophy of cognitive sciences (5 cr)
  • The nature of language (5 cr)
Mandatory Linguistics courses
  • Advanced issues in cognitive science and linguistics (5cr)
  • Contrastive linguistics (5cr)
  • Interdisciplinary applications of linguistic concepts (5cr)
Optional Linguistics courses
  • Computational morphosyntax (5r)
  • Empirical linguistics (5cr)
  • Grammar and its interfaces (5cr)
  • Linguistic variation (5cr)
  • Topics on lexical semantics (5cr)
  • Topics on natural language processing (5cr)

Additional information

The price of the master's degree for foreigners who are not resident in Spain, who are not nationals from European Union member countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Andorra is €82 per ECT credit. 2013-2014 Academic Year.

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