In order to be admitted to the Joint Master degree programme (MSc) in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication, candidates must possess:

  • a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a Major in Psychology granted by a recognised university. Italian candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in Psychology equivalent to former Ministerial Decree n. 270, Classification L-24 "Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche" or to former Ministerial Decree n.509/99, Classification L-24 "Scienze e Tecniche Psicologiche" or to the former five-year degree programs in Psychology
  • at least 88 ECTS within the various field of psychology
  • an average mark equal to or higher than 24/30 (Italian score) or 8/10 (Swiss score)

Candidates who have not graduated yet may submit their application if they complete all the exams by September 18, 2023, and obtain the final academic qualification by December 18, 2023. Attendance to classes is, in any case, compulsory from the beginning of the first semester.

Candidates are admitted to the Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication according to the chronological order of applications. Up to 30 students will be admitted to the master's programme.

For more detailed information, please carefully read UNI-SR Competition Regulation (the document will be available in December 2023).

Please check the language requirements below.

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  • Language

    Admission to the A.Y. 2024/25

    Admission to English-language Master programmes at USI requires a good command of English. Non-native English speakers applying to the Master’s or whose previous degree was obtained in another language are required to provide an internationally acknowledged language certificate equal to the B2 level as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning (CEFR) or equivalent (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).

    The B2 level on the CEFR corresponds to the following scores in internationally acknowledged exams:




    Internet-based: 70

    Cambridge English

    First pass (C)


    Listening & Reading: 785
    Speaking: 150
    Writing: 150



    • The language certificate must be included in the application package.
    • We only accept the above English qualifications (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge English, TOEIC).
    • The certificate must still be valid at the point of the application. We generally cannot accept language test results older than three years as of September 1st.
    • Certificates obtained by passing the IELTS Academic Online or TOEFL iBT Home Edition tests may also be submitted for admission to the programme.