Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences
|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||(MSc Master of Science)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 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.
|Application fee||€35.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Access to the Degree Course in Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Sciences has a local entry test requirement.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED IN THE ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE COURSE (consult the section “B) immatricolazione di studenti con titoli di studio conseguiti all’estero”).
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
If the transcript provided by your home school is not in English, you will need to obtain official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are a non European student residing abroad, you need to do a pre-enrollment via Italian Consulate and start the visa procedures. The official admission at the University of Pavia will be possible only after you will have done this pre-enrollment. Please get in contact with the Italian authority in your country as soon as possible (deadline 24 July).
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
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
Courses (6 cfu) and PCL (Practice Courses and Labs)
- 1st trimester classes: from Monday October 1 to Friday November 16, 2018
- 2nd trimester classes: from Monday November 19 to Friday December 21, 2018 – PCL only
- 3rd trimester classes: from Monday February 18 to Friday April 5, 2019
- 4th trimester classes: from Monday April 15 to Friday June 7, 2019
(Easter holidays from Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 April included; April 25-26 and May 1: bank holidays)
Exam schedule a.y. 2018/2019:
- 1st exam session : from January 14 to February 15, 2019
- 2nd exam session : from June 10 to July 20, 2019
- 3rd exam session : from September 2 to September 20, 2019
The Master offers the following career opportunities: theoretical and applied research in the field of cognitive psychology and neuroscience; career in hospital and assistance area; career in prevention and care of psychological disorders area; career in prevention and care of cognitive disorders area; forensic psychology, psychology of music, neuro-computational models.