MEi:CogSci: Learning Outcomes on the Curricular Level

Middle European interdisciplinary master programme in Cognitive Science

Subject Specific Competences:

  • Systematic knowledge & understanding of the nature, organisation and acquisition of knowledge in human, living, and artificial systems
  • Basic knowledge & understanding of relevant/core disciplines with regard to phenomena related to cognitive science (Orientation)
  • Specialised knowledge of a chosen phenomenon of cognition from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Awareness & understanding of current relevant topics & discussions in the field of cognitive science
  • Ability to navigate in several scientific cultures & discourses in the disciplines related to cognitive science
  • Ability to follow scientific developments in the field of cognitive science in a reflective & autonomous manner

Methodological competences/scientific skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of methods and their limitations
  • Adequately selecting and competently applying and combining methods & concepts from several areas
  • Plan, conduct, document & present scientific work

Generic Competences:


  • Language competence (English)
  • Basic numeracy and ability to deal with data of a specific domain
  • Research and evaluate scientific literature
  • Ability to conduct research according to scientific standards
  • Ability to work in virtual environments
  • Analytical and synthetic thinking
  • Personal learning, knowledge- and time management


  • Collaborative work in virtual environments
  • Teamcompetences:
    • Work within an interdisciplinary team
    • Deal with conflicts and different viewpoints
    • Moderating group work
  • Intercultural competence


  • Integrative thinking
  • Interdisciplinary work/debates/thinking
  • Project (oriented) work and organisational skill
  • Critical evaluation of approaches & methods
  • Quick orientation in & navigation in mother and/or novel complex field
  • Change of viewpoint/perspectives (intellectual mobility)
  • Reflective skills
  • Phenomenon-oriented thinking
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work autonomously