During the first year (M1), a significant proportion of courses are taken in students’ major discipline in order to reinforce basic skills. Other courses consist of a core methodological curriculum, as well as introductory courses to the concepts and tools needed in other fields of cognitive science. Research internships complete the curriculum.
At the end of the first year, students will have consolidated their training in their major. They will also have assimilated the concepts, methods and issues central to cognitive science. They will be able to analyse and criticize the current literature, in order to develop a coherent research project for the second year (M2).