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Language and Mind: Linguistics and Cognitive Studies

University of Siena · Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences

Entry requirements

Open access degree programme. Requires first level degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master program is articulated in two curricula: Linguistics and cognition and Philosophy and cognition.

Two modifications are introduced on the preceding MA activated in the same class. The first modification aims to stress the already highly international character of the master program so as to favor the access of international students and the interaction between Italian and foreigner students; the opportunity to access international doctoral programs; the capacity of the students to actively participate in international conferences and seminars; the possibility to access job opportunities abroad.

The second modification – also in view of the migration of some courses of the previous master program of which the present one is a modification into a different MA - aims to build a formation that is at the same time coherent and diversified, in which a predominant number of common courses are present in the first year of the program and the second year is devoted to an in depth study in one of the two directions.

Information for international students

The Master program in “Language and Mind. Linguistics and Cognitive Studies” focuses, in both curricula, on the study of language in the perspective of cognitive studies and of the philosophy of language and mind.

Fees and funding

The annual fee is divided into three installments, as follows:

  • 1st instalment: fixed rate based on the type of degree course (humanities, science, EU regulated).
  • 2nd instalment: calculated based on income.
  • 3rd instalment: calculated based on merit.

The fee can also vary in the presence of any applicable benefits or exemptions.


Students enrolling at the University of Siena can apply for a DSU (Regional Body for the Right of University Studies) scholarship. The application is open until September/October of each year.

Scholarship assignees will receive a sum of money (covering University fees) and have free access to University canteens and free accommodation at halls of residence, if admitted. Should such accommodation not be available, assignees will be given a rent contribution, if requested.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Prof. Arturo Tosi