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Would you like to study in the heart of Europe?
Would you like to study a classic or an innovative study programme in the old and picturesque town with a great university tradition?

Come to study Philosophy or try Cognitive Studies at Trnava University!

Trnava University is a modern university with a great heritage (the original Trnava University was the first university established in the former Hungarian Empire (established 1635) in the oldest Slovak free royal town). Its location gives it a combination of many cultural advantages – it is in the centre of the old town with the biggest wall fortification in Europe, very close to the main cultural centres (Bratislava (Capital of Slovakia) 30 min or 50 km, Vienna (Austria) – 60 min / 90 km, Prague (Czech Republic) – 3.5 h / 300 km, Budapest (Hungary) 1.2 h / 150 km, Krakow (Poland) 3.5 h / 250 km), close to amazing natural areas, a great number of young students (3 universities in the town), very strong family atmosphere with an individual approach, safe and secure with a high standard of living and relatively cheap in comparison with other EU countries, plus a rich cultural heritage and good quality delicious cuisine. On the other side, the University has the latest technology, it employs innovative practices and is very well equipped, thus following the latest trends in research and education as evidenced by the newest study program: Cognitive Studies.

BA programme in Philosophy offers 6 semesters (3 years) of the study concentrating on main topics of Philosophy (History of Philosophy from Ancient philosophy to Philosophy of 20th century, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Aesthetics, Anthropology, Philosophy of Religion,...) in English with the possibility to spend some time on partner institutions (eg., via Erasmus+). Students will gain general knowledge and orientation in the subject which will allow them to specialize as creative researchers in philosophy. The study of our programme leads to a BA diploma (in Philosophy) and opens the possibility to study MA in Philosophy or in Cognitive Studies (or in related disciplines at the Faculty), or at other faculties in Slovakia and abroad;

MA programme Cognitive Studies offers 4 semesters (2 years) of the study of the main topics in CogSci (Perception theory, Game Theory, Cognitive linguistics, the Philosophy of the mind, Cognitive neuroscience, Methodology of sciences, Theory of information, Rationality and cognition, the Philosophy of evolution,…). The program is in English with the possibility of spending some time in partner institutions. Students will gain general knowledge and an orientation in the subject which will allow them to specialize as creative researchers in cognitive science and apply modern scientific methods, concepts, as well as programming skills in empirical research fields such as psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and linguistics; to work effectively as individuals, as members or head of a team, including multidisciplinary research and development teams. The study of our programme leads to MA diploma (Cognitive Studies in Philosophy) and opens the possibility of studying a PhD. in cognitive science (or in related disciplines, e.g. Systematic Philosophy at the Faculty), or in related fields (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, linguistics) at other faculties in Slovakia and abroad; to teach at institutions of higher education in cognitive science related disciplines or to find job in various areas. Included in the study program are lectures from top international experts (in recent years: Paul Thagard – Waterloo University, Peter Gärdenfors – Lund University, David Ian Perrett – St. Andrews University, Ronald de Sousa – Toronto University, Alan Hájek – Australian National University, Fiona Mcpherson – Glasgow University, Ernest Sosa – Rutgers University, Anthony Steinbock – Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Richard Gray – Cardiff University, Timothy Williamson – Oxford University, Semir Zeki – Kings College London, Elisabeth Schellekens - Uppsala University, Anjan Chatterjee - Pennsylvania University, Winfried Menninghaus - Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main...) and research at CogLab.

Tuition fee: 1100 € / academic year
For more info see http://ff.truni.sk/prijimacie-konanie
and enjoy the hospitality and excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.

How to apply?

Apply before April 20th, 2019 to study our BA or MA program! Find out more about programs, admission requirements and available funding options at the link below.

Applicants for Bachelor’s Study are obliged to send a) application form (till 20th April, b) motivation letter with CV (till 20th April), c) to provide authenticated copies of their annual school reports and school­‑leaving examination report (applicants taking the school­‑leaving examination in the school year of 2018/2019 must have their results for 1st – 3rd grade of secondary school confirmed by their secondary school, authenticated copies of the 4th grade school report and school­‑leaving examination report need to be sent by the applicants by 10th June)

Applicants for Master’s Study Programme are obliged to send a) application form (20th April), b) motivation letter with CV (till 20th April), and c) to provide authenticated copy of their Bachelor’s diploma, Bachelor’s state examination certificate and statement of exams taken and passed at university (applicants who are completing their Bachelor’s studies in the academic year 2018/2019 must send these documents by 29th July)

Application form

The fee for admission procedure: € 35 · The print application, or 35 € for electronic application
Account number IBAN SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228
Additional information (when paying via the bank) · Name and first name
For foreign payments · IBAN SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228 SWIFT SPSRSKBA  (State Treasury)
Address: Trnava University, Faculty of Arts, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava, ID 31825249

Electronic application form

More information: prof. Mgr. et Mgr. Andrej Démuth, Ph.D. (andrej.demuth@truni.sk)

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