Cognitive Sciences

The Graduate Program in Cognitive Sciences offers a comprehensive curriculum of advanced study and research, from the Master's to the Doctorate degree, that combines the humanities and social sciences, life sciences, engineering and information technology. Through its association with the ENS - PSL Département d’Études Cognitives (DEC), the graduate program offers a Master’s degree in which research plays a central role. Students may also choose elective courses designed to improve their transdisciplinary skills and broaden their curriculum.

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Researchers and professors
Postdoctoral students
PhD students
Students in Master's programs


Perception, attention and consciousness

Language and communication

Social and collective cognition

Decision-making and rationality

A five-year track from Master’s to PhD

Upon entering the Master’s degree program, each student will define their scientific project with the graduate program's faculty and researchers. Students will have an academic advisor and will be heavily involved in research throughout the program.


Choose your Master’s degree and define your academic path

The graduate program offers the following Master’s degrees:


Enhance and customize your academic path: elective courses

Complementary university-wide courses

Graduate program students at both the Master’s and PhD level have access to university-wide trainings in core competencies, both introductory and advanced, designed to supplement their academic study.
Those complementary university-wide courses, available in all of PSL’s component schools, are eligible for ECTS credit.

Data Science Program

Career opportunities

Trained in and through research, PSL alumni find numerous employment opportunities in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors as well as in the academic world.



Graduate Program Director :

Charlotte Jacquemot (ENS - PSL)

Graduate Program Co-directors :

Yves Boubenec (ENS - PSL)
Salvador Mascarenhas (ENS - PSL)
Jean-Baptiste André (ENS - PSL)