PhD in Cognitive Science and Language Program By Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    =209
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level PHD
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(EUR) 1620-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep
Cognitive Science and Language (CCiL) is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary PhD on Cognitive Science as a means of overcoming the barriers that have existed until recently among the different areas of cognitive science. The doctorate is the natural continuations of the Interuniversity Masters Degree in Cognitive Science and language, but it also admits students from other Masters degrees from different backgrounds who want to carry out quality research in one of the lines available on this programme. CCiL offers interdisciplinary training in one of the three areas of cognitive science: psychology, linguistics and philosophy. The programme is especially centred on the perception and acquisition of language, phonological, syntactical and semantic speech processing, the relationship between semantics and cognition, the logical structure of language and the epistemic and conceptual bases of its study, computational analysis of language and the relationship between the different areas of cognitive science. This PhD programme includes major specialists in the respective areas and the best lecturers and researchers in the university in which they teach as well as the continual participation of prestigious International specialists as gusts lecturers. All of this makes the CCiL a postgraduate programme that offers a level of scientific quality on a par with the best European programmes, and one which is especially recognised in the area of interdisciplinary cognitive science studies, as seen by the number of students that come to the programme from abroad and the consolidated prestige among universities in the same academic field.

About University

Founded in 1968, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is known for its excellence in research and quality in teaching, and is a reference centre in Spain and the European Union.

The UAB is a leading public university with a strong international vocation, highly committed to promoting mobility, collaboration and the capture of talent.

Academic teaching at the UAB is characterised by its multidisciplinarity and is closely linked to many research activities. The UAB pioneers the implementation of several action plans focused on increasing sustainability and environment-friendly measures on campus. 

The UAB offers top level academic programmes in all areas of knowledge, with almost 100 Bachelor's Degrees, over 500 Official and Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas and almost 70 PhD programmes.

In 2016, the UAB Barcelona Summer School was created. It offers a wide array of subjects in several fields and takes place from the end of June to the beginning of August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language. Depending on the regulations of each home university, especially if there is a mobility agreement with the UAB, students will be able to transfer the credits earned during their stay to their current degree.


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