LINGUIST List 30.1013

Mon Mar 04 2019

Support: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics: MA / MSc, Université Côte d'Azur

Editor for this issue: Yiwen Zhang <>

Date: 27-Feb-2019
From: Seckin Arslan <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics: MA / MSc, Université Côte d'Azur, France
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Department: NeuroMod
Web Address:

Level: MA / MSc

Institution/Organization: Université Côte d'Azur

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics


Université Côte d'Azur (a union of academic institutions on the French Riviera) is offering a Master's level program focusing on modelling in neuroscience and cognitive science. The name of the program is 'Modeling for neuronal and cognitive systems' ('Mod4NeuCog')

The first semester is dedicated to the basics. It starts with 5 intensive weeks of bootcamp (update training in mathematics, programming and experimental set-ups). One of the goals of the update program is to establish an efficient and independent working method and to become acquainted with the environment of OpenNeuroLab, which is designed to promote group work. The first semester continues with coursework and projects in one of two tracks: “Cognitive Science” and “Applied Mathematics”.
The second semester is marked by a transition to more independent work. It’s mostly comprised of mini-projects, conceived and supervised in collaboration with laboratories of the Université Côte d’Azur. These projects will be carried out in groups in the OpenNeuroLab and in laboratories. In addition, (groups of) students will carry out a self-designed project, for which a small budget will be available, with the management of the budget comprising a part of the challenge.
The second year is centred around two internships, with at least one either abroad or in a private company.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s or an equivalent degree in mathematics, computer science, biology, psychology, electrical engineering, economics or linguistics. In addition, they will have to provide evidence of their ability to follow mathematical courses at a rapid pace (preparatory classes, double degree, syllabi of previous mathematics courses and evidence of good grades in these courses, recommendation letters, etc.). As a part of the application, the candidates are asked to provide a motivation letter explaining their interest in neuroscience and cognition and a short description of a project they would like to develop. The project proposal is required for evaluation purposes and will not necessarily lead to a project used in the course of study. The admission is selective, based on the students’ application materials.

Tuition fees: 4000€*
*The tuition fees may be reduced for EU citizens, depending on their circumstances. In addition, financial aid (need or merit-based scholarships, or student employment) may be available.
For details and applicaiton see:

Applications Deadline: 15-Jun-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Martin Krupa

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