PhD programmes - Cognitive sciences
Doctoral programme
Cognitive and Brain Sciences
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All PhD Candidates admitted to the Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences have the same number of compulsory training and research credits to obtain. In preparation for pursuing original research projects, students in the program are encouraged to also enroll in various elective courses during the first two years, including:

  • Research Communication: Data visualization, Figures and posters, Conference presentations, Writing, How to respond to reviewers, How to review a journal article
  • Achieving Expertise: ACN, Teaching assistance, Neuroanatomy
  • Ethics of Research in Neuroscience: human and animal track
  • Time Management
  • Making the most of your PhD
  • Colloquia seminars from international researchers
  • Neuroimaging and neurostimulating methods: fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS 

Other activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Doctoral Student Day: 1-day event where PhD students showcase their research to their peers and to the scientific community at CIMeC
  • Lectures and workshops on various "hot" topics
  • Participation in the life of the scientific community: creating library resources, tours to the general public, organizing events
  • Teaching assistance
  • CIMeC seminar attendance and participation

Besides pursuing doctoral research and courses, students give a presentation at the end of each year to their Oversight Committee. Based on their performance in these three domains, PhD students are evaluated in order to be admitted to the following year.

All courses, assignments, activities and research thesis are in English.

For detailed descriptions of each activity and course check out the Student Handbook available in the Download box of the Introduction page of this website.


Doctorate in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

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