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Cognitive Semiotics

Master (2 years) of Arts in Cognitive Semiotics, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4550 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Cognitive Semiotics is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human meaning-making. The programme combines cognitive sciences – the science of how the brain works – with linguistics and aesthetics – a focus on language and art. Courses will attempt to answer a variety of theoretical as well as practical questions, such as, How do people process language? What cognitive abilities does a species need to have in order to develop a language? What draws people’s attention to different aspects of a piece of art?  

Courses include aspects of linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and aesthetics so as to give students a holistic understanding of the subject. The goal is to explore the interrelationship between language, thought and perception, and the relationship between the physical properties of the brain and human cognitive abilities.  

Career Opportunities  

Like all humanities degrees, Cognitive Semiotics gives students the opportunity of a wide variety of career prospects. Many students pursue communication-related or research-related jobs, and some go on to do PhDs abroad.


    To find out more about admission to the MA in Cognitive Semiotics please visit the programme’s website.

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

    Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

    To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University 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. 
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    For Further Information

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    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


    Application date
    Mar 15
    Start date
    Sep 01


    Application date
    Jan 15
    Start date
    Sep 01


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