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Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

University of Padua
2 years
Master's degree
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Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

Program description

Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

This degree course trains professionals in the field of neuropsychology who will be able to assess the cognitive and behavioural changes in neurological and psychiatric patients resulting from pathological events derived from various causes, either congenital or acquired; they will be able to set up preventive interventions, and rehabilitation of higher cortical functions.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with proven skills in General psychology, Psychobiology and physiological psychology, Psychometrics and Clinical psychology
  • Candidates must have at least a B2 level of English as per the Common European Language Framework. Detailed information about accepted English language certificated can be found in the Call for applications. English mother tongue students, or students who have attended their upper secondary school or a Bachelor's degree course in English, do NOT need to present a language certificate.

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Program content

Students will gain knowledge regarding the main theoretical models of cognitive processes and their neural basis, in addition to knowledge of the main cognitive functions disorders resulting from congenital, developmental, degenerative or acquired diseases. Additionally, particular attention will be provided to the application of cognitive models for psychiatric and neurological patients.

Furthermore, this degree course is characterized by a strong international appeal and it is proposed as a pole of attraction for foreign and Italian students who want to use their professional resources to achieve success at an international level. It allows students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for both basic and applied research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, with particular reference to training in the neuropsychological, neuroimaging and brain stimulation fields, as well as in the diagnosis of cognitive disorders. In fact, the latest scientific developments in the field of neuroimaging and brain stimulation have made clear the need to understand the neural basis of cognition and behaviour, as well as to plan, implement and evaluate rehabilitation protocols.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are the same for all the programmes: up to 3,000 euros/year, divided in 3 installments

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Career opportunities

The degree course allows the access to public health and private entities, for professional consulting services, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychological and cognitive disorders. The degree allows employment opportunities at the international level in designing cognitive tests and evaluating neuropsychological disorders, involving the use of neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation. In addition to the design of cognitive tests, students will be able to analyze brain activity.

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University of Padua

The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

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University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

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