Tuition fee €3,500 per year

Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
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The degree in Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences is a newly established 2-year Master’s level program organised by the Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Pavia (DBBS) and by the Department of Humanities and Life Sciences of the University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) Pavia. Pavia University, established in 1361, is one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. IUSS is a member of the Federation of University Schools with Scuola Normale and Scuola Sant’Anna in Pisa.
This degree has its roots within the Italian Department of Excellence network. It is an independent Degree, although equivalent to the Italian Laurea magistrale in Psicologia (LM-51), thus allowing all students to receive the qualification for postgraduate training and to the Albo degli Psicologi (Italian register for clinical psychology professionals).
This Master Degree program is a course of excellence providing high-level training and teaching, specifically focused on the interaction between psychology, neuroscience and human and social sciences that are connected to the investigation of the human brain and behaviour.
In addition to psychological courses, students have the opportunity to choose one or more specific curricula including:

  • Social and Forensic Neuroscience (coordinated by Gabriella Bottini and Nicola Canessa)
  • Neurophilosophy (coordinated by Michele Di Francesco)
  • Neurolinguistics (coordinated by Stefano Cappa and Andrea Moro)
  • Neurocomputation (coordinated by Egidio D’Angelo), organised in collaboration with the Human Brain Project European Research Network.
  • Psychology of Music (coordinated by Tomaso Vecchi), organised in collaboration with the Neuromusic Network and the Mariani Foundation

Language: English

Location: Lessons are based in Pavia, a historic university town in the Milan area and in close proximity to Milan city centre, airports and all main train stations through frequent suburban and underground trains.

Scientific coordinator: Tomaso Vecchi

Programme structure

Courses (6 cfu) and PCL (Practice Courses and Labs)

  • 1st trimester classes: from Monday October 5 to Friday November 20, 2020
  • 2nd trimester classes: from Monday November 23 to Friday December 18, 2020 – PCL only
  • 3rd trimester classes: from Monday February 1 to Friday 12 February 2021 PCL only
  • 4th trimester classes: from February 15 to March 31, 2021
    (Easter holidays from 1 to 9 April 2021)

Exam schedule a.y. 2020/2021:

1st exam session : from January 11 to February 12, 2021
2nd exam session : from June 14 to July 30, 2021
3rd exam session : from September 1 to September 17, 2021

Career opportunities

The Master offers the following career opportunities: theoretical and applied research in the field of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, in hospital and assistance area, in prevention and care of psychological disorders area, in prevention and care of cognitive disorders area; forensic psychology, psychology of music, neuro-computational models.

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States