UW Cognitive Science is full-time 2-year master’s programme which combines areas such as psychology, computer science, philosophy and neurobiology. The studies are conducted by the Faculty of Psychology UW in cooperation with Faculty of Philosophy UW.

Cognitive Science was in 2019-2021 organized as part of the University’s integrated development programme and financed from European Funds. More information on www.zip.uw.edu.pl.

The University of Warsaw is the largest and best university and a leading research centre in Poland. The university works together with 800 international partners, 400 of which are from 73 countries which have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with UW. According to the survey conducted with graduates of UW, 90% respondents find employment within a year of obtaining a degree.




We are one of the few centres in Poland that offer cognitive studies in general. The creation of this program in English is unique in the country. We offer you:


practical experience in conducting research
in cooperation with experienced researchers and companies offering internships.


two specific thematic paths
– neurocognitive and computational.


possibility of shaping your own course of study
– high level of freedom in choosing courses depending on your particular interests.


improved skills for the international labour market
– by gaining knowledge and experience in English.





create and analyse computational models explaining cognitive and social phenomena like decision making (eg. as a data scientist in marketing or financial industry),

create and develop tools based on machine learning, artificial intelligence and natural language processing for international companies,

design and conduct advanced studies, collaborating with researchers from various fields of science,

use your knowledge and skills to support development of new technologies in diverse areas and markets, for example education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities or cognitive disorders.




Cognitive Science graduate


The biggest highlight of studying Cognitive Science at UW is shaping your own course of studies. Due to the freedom I got in setting up my own curriculum, I was able to focus on topics that I found the most useful. I also liked the division into so-called paths. I chose the computational path since I wanted to work scientifically in the field of artificial intelligence. Studies at UW helped me to make that happen. After holding research positions at the top Canadian and German research institutions I currently pursue a PhD degree on the topic of interpretable AI and improving human decision-making at one of the leading American universities.



Cognitive Science student


I applied for the Cognitive Science programme because I was interested in studies which combine many fields of science. I like the fact I could shape my own course of study and now I can attend different courses on topics that interest me. I chose the neurocognitive profile and I’m glad that from the second semester I was able to participate in real brain research. I currently learn how to organize and conduct a study, with particular use of EEG.


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