|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€9,100.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A completed Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a humanistic subject.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please also provide the following:
1. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
2. Official descriptions of relevant courses to be completed after the application deadline.
3. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
4. An application letter in English, 1–2 pages in length. In it, you should explain:
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
Semiotics is, in essence, the study of signs and meaning. You will study how meaning is created in every sense of the word, whether in perception, thought, or language.
The MA in Cognitive Semiotics programme is comprised of a four semester curriculum and offers an introduction to, and training in, contemporary methods and theories in the study of meaning, with a focus on the cognitive sciences.
The programme consists of five main modules:
- Cognition and Semiotics
- Cognitive Linguistics
- Mind and Cognition
- Cognitive Aesthetics
- Experimental Cognition
The communication and advertising industry: With solid knowledge about the ways people relate to meaning-forming structures in the surrounding world, it is an obvious choice to work with communication consultancy and design or within advertising and marketing.
Communication comes in many forms, so there are also examples of cognitive semiotics graduates working with the communication difficulties of the mentally handicapped.
Teaching: Cognitive semiotics graduates have also found employment as teachers at folk high schools or within the cognitive area.
Research: One out of seven cognitive semiotics graduates is currently pursuing a career in academic contexts around the world as a PhD student, research assistant or the like.