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Cognition and Communication

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

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5045 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master's programme in Cognition & Communication combines an interdisciplinary and theoretical focus with a practical principle of relevancy in the context of media and people. The programme attemps to answer the question: How can we understand cognitive processes associated with the widespread media consumption of individuals in modern society?

The Master's programme in Cognition and Communication is a research-based programme.  The research behind the programme is broadly founded within the fields of media science, philosophy and psychology. You will therefore be able to explore topics such as cognitive film theory, hands-on communication and subjectivity research. Being taught by active researchers, you will get a good impression of the current state of research in the academic field, while also having the opportunity to delve into the various fields of research associated with the field of study yourself.

Career Opportunities  

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.


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 Cognition and Communication.

Admission to the programme is competitive and limited to 40 students. All applicants will be subject to an overall individual 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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