IT and Cognition

Master (2 years) of Science in IT and Cognition, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6325 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Do you wish to excel in developing advanced cognitive technologies? And use knowledge of language and human cognition, and identify new interesting applications of cognitive models? At this exclusive and interdisciplinary MSc programme you will learn to deal with the complexity of human language, vision and cognition and design innovative and intelligent information and communication technology (ICT).

IT and Cognition is an interdisciplinary Master's programme where students work with technologies that shape the future. Cutting-edge information and communication technologies not only require technical innovation, but also deep knowledge of language, vision and other aspects of human cognition. For a computer to play Jeopardy, drive a car, or summarize a newspaper article it must mimic human cognitive processes to some extent.

If you are interested in cognitive phenomena such as memory, attention, visual recognition or language, are keen on interdisciplinary study and want to improve your IT skills, this is the programme for you.

Career Opportunities  

Candidates will be interesting to industry as well as research, and are popular in both places. They typically work with cognitive technologies in the the industry or do frontier research in image and language processing or related areas.

The reason is, of course, that computational modeling becomes more and more important in research, and that in order to create good IT products it is important to know what, cognitively speaking, is easy and difficult for people to understand. This knowledge can help create information and communication technology that can make users' daily lives and workflows easier and facilitate the implementation of new products to achieve greater efficiency and user satisfaction.

Our past students have jobs at places like SAS Institute, Gallup, Textkernel, or continue their studies in PhD programs at universities in Denmark or elsewhere.

Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme, you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in IT & Cognition.

Admission to the programme is competitive and limited to 30 students. All applicants will be subject to a holistic assessment and admission will be granted in accordance with the selection criteria published on the programme's website.

Read more about the admission requirements

Applicants are also required to fulfill the English language requirement.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

How to Apply

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities: How to apply


Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition for the entire 2-year programme.

Students nominated through an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is found at →

Information about the Danish Assessment of Foreign Qualifications is found in the Guide to diploma recognition

Information about the Danish higher education system is found at → The Danish Higher Education System  

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a vibrant student community. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology.

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