The JICN is an international Ph.D. curriculum within the Ph.D. program in Psychology at Bologna University. The JICN provides a new and innovative Ph.D. program in Cognitive Neuroscience that upon successful completion will result in a Ph.D. conferred jointly by the University of Bologna and one of the following partner institutions:

- University College of London, UK

- Bangor University, UK


Cognitive Neuroscience is concerned with how cognitive and emotional functions are implemented via the architecture of the human brain. A key factor in the development of this discipline has been the integration of several academic disciplines that have historically been quite separate. These include: cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy.



PhD in Psychology:

Curriculum in Joint PhD program in Cognitive Neuroscience





2 fully funded PhD position are available


Click here for application procedures (see ART.3 of the official call)

Click here for documents to be attatched in the application





Important dates:


14th May 2018 at 01:00 pm (Italian time)

Interview:  June 18th 2018

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The interview will take place on June 18th 2018 at Dipartimento di Psicologia, University of Bologna, viale Berti Pichat 5, Bologna, Italy. Candidates permanently residing abroad and willing to take the oral exam by videoconferencing over Skype (through webcam) must provide the Selection Committee with their own registered Skype contact/name

The JICN program will start by November 1st 2018.



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