About the course:

Cognitive Neuroscience originated from the collective efforts from domains as diverse as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, linguistics and clinical neuropsychology, among others, and the technological advances in the field of neuroimaging and computation. This interdisciplinary combination aims to discover the brain mechanisms that underlie psychological processes like the language.

This master's degree offers specialised, thorough and rigorous training in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, which also includes subjects relating to the current knowledge, so that students can subsequently apply the acquired knowledge in their roles as researchers.

The educational programme is aimed at acquiring advanced knowledge about the basic psychological processes, their dysfunctions, the neural bases that support them and the methods of assessment and rehabilitation of these processes.

Furthermore, one of the primary goals laid out in this programme is to teach the major cognitive neuroscience methodologies for their applicability in the social, educational and health care fields, as well as in research projects that may be a part of the new workspaces.

The acquisition of these skills for development of the researcher role is the responsibility of the experts of the domain at a national and international level that are brought together by the BCBL (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language).

This Master's degree programme gives direct access to the Doctoral Programme in Linguistics and in Cognitive Neuroscience.


Places available



Face-to-face degree course






1 academic year

Approximate fees

1.800 €

Teaching place

BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language


Person in charge of the Master:

Ainara Rodríguez

4 reasons to study this Master

4 reasons to study this Master:

  • For the affinity of interests, there are not many programmes that offer academic training in cognitive neuroscience of language in particular, combining the brain and language research.
  • For the international recognition of both the centre and its Chief Science Officer.
  • It can be the core of your future research and professional trajectory.
  • For the international nature of the centre, the diversity of profiles that are found here and the outstanding team of researchers who are in charge of the training.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities:

The Master's students will have access to the most prestigious international centres dedicated to cognitive neuroscience, with a high probability of being accepted to do a PhD and to thus continue as a professional researcher in this field.

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