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Study programme

Our brain contains many complex networks of billions of interconnected neurons. Together, they have a storage capacity and flexibility that far exceeds modern supercomputers, or any artificial intelligent system. The Master’s specialisation in Neurobiology aims at unravelling the neurobiological and neurocomputational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system. The programme focuses on neuroscience research performed at the Donders Institute, in particular in relation to medical biology.


  • Curriculum of Neurobiology

    The Master’s specialisation in Neurobiology has a course load of 120 EC (two years). Four compulsory courses form a common programme for all Neurobiology specialisation students in the first year. The programme of the second year can largely be made according to your own choices, with electives, a research proposal and two internships at a research topic of your choosing.

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Study abroad

During your Master's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the Radboud International web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.