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Cognition and Communication

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

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


You will gain insight into theories of e.g. cognition, communication, thought and feelings, and you will study the interaction between people.Furthermore, the programme includes analysis of media products.You will learn how psychological and social processes influence communication.

Career Opportunities  

As the programme is relatively new, so far little is known about jobs secured by graduates, but the programme is intended to equip students for a career within communication, both theoretical and practical communication.

Companies are increasingly looking for candidates who can apply their knowledge about cognitive processes, both in connection with the sale of products and services, in interpersonal communication among employees and external communication—and both face-to-face and as mediated by technologies.

Graduates from the programme are able to analyse and interpret communicative aspects of, e.g., actions, emotions and thoughts. You can, for example, use these competencies to plan communication surveys, provide advice and consultancy within media production and to design and evaluate computer-mediated communication as well as to plan and implement communication strategies.


The programme welcomes applications from students of all nationalities. Admission to the programme is highly competitive: the minimum qualifications do not ensure acceptance.

Admission Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Film and Media Studies, Communication Studies, Philosophy, Psychology/Cognitive Science, or similar.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree not listed above but within the Humanities or the Social Sciences may be admitted on the condition that their BA includes at least 30 ECTS points (equivalent to .5 years of full-time study) of elements within the area of Cognitive Science and/or Communication Studies.

Applicants who have not completed a programme that qualifies them for direct admission, but whose qualifications are deemed by the Board of Studies to be of an equivalent nature, may also seek admission. The Board of Studies can require the applicant to take supplementary tests before admission.

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.

Documenting Your Qualifications
When submitting your academic transcripts, please note that it is absolutely necessary for you to document that you have the required educational background, as stated above, for admission into our programmes. Unless it is clearly evident from your transcripts that you have the necessary qualifications, you must enclose documentation in the form of curricula, course presentations, syllabi, papers you have written, or statements from instructors. Additionally, you should enclose a detailed explanation of how you believe your educational background fulfills the requirements.

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 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 outside EU, EAA, or from 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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