Dr. Andrei Ionuț MĂRĂȘOIU:



“Mind the Brain!” is an advanced master program in philosophy, covering a wide array of topics in cognitive science and exploring them in depth, guided by the practitioner’s and the philosopher’s toolkit alike.

The program spans two academic years, in which time students will become familiar with core areas of cognitive science, such as introductory neuroscience, neurophysiology, applied cognitive psychology, moral psychology, cognitive linguistics, introduction to artificial intelligence, and more.

Equally important, students will be encouraged to acquire abilities typical of philosophical analysis tailored to the cognitive sciences through courses that tackle the philosophy of mind, the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, theories of mind, or the moral relevance of recent developments in AI.

Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to partake in, and help foster, new research initiatives, spanning from workshops, international conferences, building research networks or blending research with focused master classes.

The wide breadth of the MA offer aims to attract a large spectrum of scholars, students and other interested participants with a variety of backgrounds, and coming from a variety of countries and disciplines.


There is no tuition fee for the state subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals
For paying students:

  • 6000 RON / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation
  • 2500 € / Year for non EU nationals


  • Advanced research in Cognitive Sciences and Philosophy of Mind
  • Professions associated with the core cognitive science curriculum taught in this program (see below)
  • Interdisciplinary project management, Project management in Sciences, Communication management for scientific projects

„For those of you who feel they might profit from an introduction to philosophy (or from revisiting it in case it has been a while), here are a few tentative suggestions:

Rene Descartes, Meditations on first philosophy 

David Hume, An inquiry into human understanding 
Bertrand Russell, The problems of philosophy 
Ludwig Wittgenstein, On certainty
Gilbert Ryle, The concept of mind, chapters 1-2 
Saul Kripke, Naming and necessity 
Andy Clark, Mindware” 
„And, for those of you who feel they might profit from perusing some books that are used in some of the programme’s classes, here is a partial list: 
Joe Y.F. Lau (2011) An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better. Wiley. 
Graeme Forbes (1994) Modern Logic: A Text în Elementary Symbolic Logic. Oxford University Press. 1st ed.
José Luis Bermúdez (2022) Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind. Cambridge University Press. 4th. ed. 
Dale Purves, George J. Augustine, Jennifer M. Groh, Scott A. Huettel, Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Leonard E. White, eds. (2023) Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. 7th ed. [selections]
David J. Chalmers, ed. (2002) Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings. Oxford University Press. 
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, ed. (2008) Moral Psychology, vol. 1-4. MIT Press.” 
Curriculum 2021-2023

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Admission takes place in July and September.
The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non EU-citizens.
Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.


4 semesters (120 ECTS)


Proficiency in English is required for this MA


Courses start in October and end in June


Mobility opportunities are available for students at partner universities.


Application package, statement of purpose and interview