Donders Institute

Master's specialisationNeurophysics

Our brain has an information processing capacity that far exceeds modern supercomputers. In this specialisation, we aim at unravelling the neuro-computational mechanisms of this fascinating system using experimental approaches and advanced theory.

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Something for you?

  • Combine your passion for Neuroscience with solid physics and data science to study the neurocomputational mechanisms of functional neural circuitry in the brain
  • Study at the Donders Centre for Neuroscience
  • Courses have a strong focus on experimental and theoretical research methods.
  • You can now study the synergy track Computational and Data Science.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In an interdisciplinary setting, we study the organisation and function of the brain through experimental approaches, advanced theory and computational models. The programme can be readily adapted to your individual academic background and interests. Apart from fundamental knowledge of the brain, the Neurophysics specialisation also provides you with a general background in the principles of complex systems, and of intelligent behaviour of living and artificial systems.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

This specialisation is an excellent preparation for a future research career in neuroscience, data science, and physics. In addition to the strong quantitative background expected from a physicist, you will acquire the ability to grasp and analyse complex multidisciplinary problems, typical of contemporary technological environments. You will also learn the communication skills necessary to work in teams including people with diverse specialisations.

Career prospects


At Radboud University, Neurophysics research is performed at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI), a leading centre of research expertise with a strong international reputation. Over 600 researchers work at DI on unravelling the mechanisms of the brain. The research includes cognition and behaviour in humans, as well as on the neuronal substrate, including the genetic, molecular and cellular processes that underlie cognition and behaviour in animals.

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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.