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Entry and exit profiles

Admission profile


Applicants to enter the PhD program in Cognitive Sciences must meet the following profile:



▪    Have a Master's degree in Cognitive Sciences or one of its subdisciplines, such as Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, Neurosciences, Artificial Intelligence or in some other master's degree related to Cognitive Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences , Natural Sciences, Exact, Computing and Engineering.
▪    Have knowledge related to their areas of training, to apply them in the development of a research project.
▪    Have the ability to understand philosophical and/or scientific publications in English.




▪    Ability to pose philosophical problems and suggest integrative hypotheses based on their ability in the field of exact, natural, human, social, health or cognitive sciences themselves.
▪    Ability to research and philosophical and/or scientific argumentation.



▪    Have the ability to investigate and work with concepts and methods from different disciplinary fields, under time pressure. 
▪    Have the capacity for synthesis and inter/transdisciplinary integration.



▪    Have a critical attitude towards knowledge.


Graduation Profile

Graduates of the PhD Program in Cognitive Sciences will demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow them to carry out basic and applied research in cognitive sciences.


At the end of the doctorate, graduates will have developed the following knowledge:


  • Know and master the methods and techniques for research in cognitive sciences.

  • He knows in depth the main theoretical approaches that support his research.


At the end of the doctorate, graduates will have developed the following skills:


  • It applies its knowledge to carry out basic and applied research based on the disciplines and academic strengths of the institution, and to communicate it through national and international publications and conferences.

  • Develop a line of research of its own that influences the development of cognitive sciences, from an inter/transdisciplinary point of view.

  • It affects the training of human resources, the development of cognition sciences in general, and research on privileged topics in particular, through teaching and/or participation in research groups and in the development of sciences. of cognition in general.

  • It contributes to the solution of practical problems in the field of intelligent systems engineering, education, health, technology and any other relevant field of application around cognitive sciences.


At the end of the doctorate, graduates will have confirmed and strengthened the following attitudes:


  • He has an open attitude towards the main theoretical perspectives in the cognitive sciences.

  • Shows curiosity for knowledge.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to scientific rigor in the generation of knowledge.

  • Demonstrates a social commitment to the generation and dissemination of knowledge.

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