Graduate Program in 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.
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 degree:
Pursue a PhD
Doctoral research is conducted in a PSL laboratory, and professional skills training in a doctoral school.
Graduate program laboratories
Graduate program doctoral schools
- Brain, Cognition, Behavior Doctoral School - DS 158
- Letters, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral School - DS 540
- École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Doctoral School - DS 286
- Frontières de l’Innovation en Recherche et Éducation Doctoral School - DS 474
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
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 :
Sharon Peperkamp (ENS - PSL)
Graduate Program Co-directors :
Coralie Chevallier (ENS - PSL)
Salvador Mascarenhas (ENS - PSL)
Franck Ramus (ENS - PSL)