Profile and Career

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 attempts to answer the question: How can we understand cognitive processes associated with the widespread media consumption of individuals in modern society?

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of processes of consciousness in the broadest sense. In its classic incarnation, cognitive science has been dominated by neuroscience, psychology and computer science, but core disciplines of the humanities are increasingly taking part in the shaping and development of the field.

Simultaneously, corporations are increasingly asking for candidates who can convert knowledge about cognition into products and services concerning interpersonal communication—both face-to-face and as mediated by technologies.

A research-based programme

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.

Competence Description

Graduates possess in-demand expertise and analytical skills concerning cognition and communication, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognitive and emotional factors in communication processes, mediated as well as unmediated.

Graduates are capable of planning and implementing communicative assignments and surveys with reference to the experience of mediated communication and interaction. Furthermore, they have competencies in planning and consulting in relation to the production of audiovisual fiction and other media content. Finally, the programme qualifies for further studies, including PhD programmes.

Read about the programme structure.