Master'sCognitive Neuroscience (research)
What happens in your brain when you act? How is this fascinating, complex ‘micro cosmos’ no bigger than half a football inside your skull organised? If these questions spark your interest, this Master's programme is for you!
Something for you?
- This Master’s programme is located within the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, with a research staff of over 900 scientists.
- Nijmegen is one of the foremost centres of cognitive neuroscience in the world.
- This competitive programme provides a sound balance of theory and practice.
- The Radboud University campus holds a large array of state-of-the-art equipment.
- The programme has its own, student-driven, scientific journal; based on the Stanford Exchange: Proceeding of the Master’s Programme Cognitive Neuroscience
Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.Admission and application
If you have determined that you can be admitted with your previous education, you can apply via Studielink.Apply now
What will you learn
Cognitive Neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. This relatively young discipline seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain. The research Master’s programme offers four tracks that coincide with the research themes of the Donders Institute.
- Language and Communication
- Perception, Action and Decision-making
- Development and lifelong plasticity
- Natural Computing and Neurotechnology
Each track has its own set of seven core courses and a student has to complete 30 EC of these courses to complete her/his track. The entire programme is in English and the tracks share a common ground in the set of general core courses mandatory for all students.Study programme
Future career opportunities
This Master's programme will give you the qualifications you need to attain a PhD position. About 80 percent of our graduates take on a PhD project in Nijmegen or in other parts of the world. Other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes. Each year there are, on average, about 12 PhD positions available at the graduate schools Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN) and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).
- Main language
- English (100%)
- Study duration
- 2 years (120 EC)
- Starting months
- February, September
- Contact hours
- Number of students
- Programme format
- Full time
- Master of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
- CROHO code
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.Tuition