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Master's specialisation | Joint programme optionalArtificial Intelligence: Intelligent Technology

Are you interested in human-centered technology for a responsible future of society? This interdisciplinary specialisation studies and develops intelligent systems, from medical AI, to artificial agents, to human-machine interfaces.

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Something for you?

  • You will study advanced AI methods and artifacts that can make a crucial difference for human well-being, such as neurotechnology, brain-computer-interfaces, speech recognition, and vision and auditory prosthetics.
  • You will learn about the societal impact of AI and learn to understand ethical considerations with respect to AI.
  • This specialisation focuses on the application of AI techniques and principles in healthcare, assistive technology, human-robot interaction, and other application areas. 
  • You will work with stakeholders and companies on actual problems for which novel solutions are sought.
  • You can combine this specialisation with another related programme, for example the Master's specialisation Data Science, and apply for an exemption of 60ECs. 
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application
I work directly at the intersection of medicine, epidemiology, policy-making and artificial intelligence, which is really fulfilling because whatever research I do impacts real humans.
Kaustubh Chakradeo
Kaustubh Chakradeo PhD Candidate (University of Copenhagen) Read Kaustubh's story
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What will you learn

Within the Master's specialisation in Intelligent Technology you can choose one out of four tracks:

  • Neurotechnology and Healthcare
  • Interactive Agents
  • Societal Impact of AI
  • Dual Degree: AI & Digital Society

Depending on your track and chosen elective courses, you will learn about state-of-the-art techniques in important application areas of AI, such as using Nengo to implement cognitive robotics, machine learning techniques to understand word embeddings, Unity programming to realise computer graphics, and setting up an EEG system for brain-computer interaction. You will learn about the societal impact of AI and neurotechnology on our daily life and how AI may improve the quality of life in patients and persons with disabilities. 

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our Artificial Intelligence graduates have excellent job prospects and are often offered a job before they have actually graduated. Many of our graduates go on to do a PhD either at a major research institute or university with an AI department. Other graduates work for companies interested in cognitive design and research. Examples of companies looking for AI experts with this specialisation: Webpower, Google, Facebook, Philips,, Philips, Rabobank. Some students have even gone on to start their own companies.

Career prospects


The programme is closely related to the research carried out in the internationally renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. This institute has several unique facilities for brain imaging using EEG, fMRI and MEG. You will be able to use these facilities for developing new experimental research techniques, as well as for developing new machine learning algorithms to analyse the brain data and integrate them with brain-computer interfacing systems.

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Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.