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IT and Cognition

Master (2 years) of Arts in IT and Cognition, 120 ECTS

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


IT and Cognition is an interdisciplinary master programme where you can learn how to create IT products that make user’s daily life easier.You learn how humans use language, images and thoughts to interact with each other and their environment. You also learn how to develop models of cognitive processes and use them to simulate human behaviour in computer programs.

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.


International students aiming at a Master's degree in Information Science and Cultural Communication are eligible for admission if they meet the requirements mentioned below and if they hold either a Danish qualifying examination or qualifications recognized or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.

Admission Requirements

35 students are admitted at the Master's programme on a yearly basis.A BA from a Danish university or from an international research-based university is required.

Please note the following exceptions: § 10.- (1) Applicants who have completed a Master's degree can be admitted to a graduate program subject to availability of places only. (2) The University may grant exemptions from the regulation stipulated in subsection (1) in case of exceptional circumstances.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

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


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a student population of around 11,000. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities. It is undergoing development with new buildings offering great facilities for studying and for student life at campus.

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