|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Laurea magistrale in Psicologia cognitiva applicata)|
|Tuition fee||€2,529 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2020/21 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2019/20.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
Please check the relevant Call for applications
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
Certificate of Italian – B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent
As stated on the Procedures for entry, residence and enrolment at higher education institutions for students requiring visas for higher education courses in Italy, proof of Italian language level is required ONLY for non-EU citizens residing outside Italy. Please note that non-EU applicants residing outside Italy and lacking this requirement will have to take a preliminary Italian language test onsite before the academic year begins.
The following students do NOT need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Places for non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 4 (2 for Chinese students joining the Marco Polo Project)
The programme explores the aspects of “cold cognition” such as memory, attention, and language, with the integration of “hot cognition” which is the relationship between cognitive processes such as emotions, motivation, decision making, communication and how they apply to situations of everyday life. Students will learn how to reflection on the ways in which knowledge of cognitive psychology supports the development of assessment tools, intervention, and cognitive enhancement throughout life. The application of cognitive psychology is addressed by analysing the cognitive mechanisms involved in non-psychological professional fields. Students can work in areas such as ergonomics, learning psychology, as well as health and aging where cognitive psychology is central and in other areas where its contribution is documented such as law (with forensic psychology), economics (with decision psychology), and the study of the environment (with environmental psychology).
Employment opportunities emerge in all areas where a psychologist with a solid background in cognitive psychology can be useful: this includes areas where the psychologist may have a core role, such as ergonomics, learning psychology, psychology of health, environmental psychology, and the psychology of aging; or it may involve professional settings in which the contribution of cognitive psychology has been widely documented, such as law (with the contribution of forensic psychology), economics (with the contribution of decision psychology), the study of the environment and space (with the contribution of environmental psychology), and the arts and literature.