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Summary of Degree Programme

Field of Studies

37.04.01 Psychology

Approved by
15.08.2014 №6.18.1-01/1508-10
Last Update
Protocol 29.08.2019 №2.6-06/7
Network Programme


Length of Studies, Mode of Studies, Credit Load

2 years

Full-time, 120 credits

Language of Instruction


Instruction in English

Degree Level


Double-degree Programme


Competitive Advantages

‘Cognitive Science and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition’ is the only English-language Master’s program in cognitive sciences in Russia. All the lecturers are active world-class scientists including the highly cited researchers in the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuroeconomics, neurolinguistics and other interdisciplinary areas. Thanks to the international partners’ laboratories students have an access to the whole range of neuroimaging techniques which provide unique opportunity for the development of young researchers.

The program ‘Cognitive Science and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition’ offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University.

Professional Activities and Competencies of Programme Graduates

After graduating from our program, our alumni will be able to design experimental paradigms, analyze and interpret complex data on the advanced level and conduct state-of-the-art behavioral and psychophysiological experiments by means of modern neuroimaging techniques.

Master’s program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition” gives proficiency in signal processing, statistical data analysis and in interpretation of neuronal mechanisms that underlie various cognitive processes. Students also gain skills of modeling behavior of complex systems such as ion channels, neuronal networks, etc.  Acquired knowledge may be applied in different areas, from fundamental research to biomedicine, biotechnologies and production management systems. Alumni of Master’s program “Cognitive sciences and technologies: from neuron to cognition” can continue their career in science or biomedical industry (i.e. in the project developing brain-computer interface), or in education. Professional skills gained during education on our program allows bright career in Russian academic institutions and abroad.

Programme Modules

The Master’s program covers a wide range of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience disciplines. Education starts with introductory courses of psychology, mathematics and neuroscience. Cognitive psychology track includes such disciplines as “Visual Perception and Attention”, “Emotion and Cognition”, and “Memory, Learning and Cognitive Development”. Students are also offered to study cognitive neuroscience disciplines such as “Introduction to Neuroimaging Techniques”, “Behavioral Genetics and Neurogenetics”, “Computational Neuroscience”, and “Molecular Mechanisms of the Brain”.


Options for Students with Disabilities

This degree programme of HSE University is adapted for students with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. Special assistive technology and teaching aids are used for collective and individual learning of students with SEN and disabilities. The specific adaptive features of the programme are listed in each subject's full syllabus and are available to students through the online Learning Management System.

Programme Documentation

All documents of the degree programme are stored electronically on this website. Curricula, calendar plans, and syllabi are developed and approved electronically in corporate information systems. Their current versions are automatically published on the website of the degree programme. Up-to-date teaching and learning guides, assessment tools, and other relevant documents are stored on the website of the degree programme in accordance with the local regulatory acts of HSE University.

I hereby confirm that the degree programme documents posted on this website are fully up-to-date.

Vice Rector Sergey Yu. Roshchin

Summary of Degree Programme 'Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition'

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