Programme Structure - MA in IT and Cognition – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The MA programme in IT and Cognition consists of cognitive and technical courses. In the first year, students gain knowledge of image and text processing, scientific programming, machine learning, data structures and search algorithms, as well as an understanding of computational modeling methodology in cognitive science.

In the third semester, students specialize by taking selective courses offered by the Center for Language Technology or the Department of Computer Science, or by taking courses at other Danish universities or abroad. IT & Cognition students have, for example, taken semesters at University of Amsterdam and University of Edinburgh.

The table below illustrates how the subject elements are distributed across the semesters. You must complete the study programme within 2½ years of study.

Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2

Cognitive Science I (7.5 ECTS)

Cognitive Science II (7.5 ECTS)

Scientific Programming (7.5 ECTS)

Statistical Methods for Machine Learning (7.5 ECTS)

Language Processing I (7.5 ECTS)

Language Processing II (7.5 ECTS)

Vision and Image Processing
(7.5 ECTS)

Specialization I (7.5 ECTS)

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4

Cognitive Science III (7.5 ECTS)




Thesis (30 ECTS)

Specialization II (7.5 ECTS)

Specialization III (7.5 ECTS)

Specialization IV or Project
(7.5 ECTS)