Practical Training and Thesis
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-DGCN05
Credits (ECTS)45
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Cognitive Neuroscience;
dr. A.R. Koning
Other course modules lecturer
dr. A.R. Koning
Other course modules lecturer
Contactperson for the course
dr. A.R. Koning
Other course modules lecturer
dr. A.R. Koning
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
JAAR  (03/09/2018 to 31/08/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
All students perform multidisciplinary cognitive neuroscientific research in one of the research groups of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour or one of its affiliated research institutes or at other (inter)national universities. Internships are conducted under the supervision and responsibility of a senior staff member of the Donders Institute and are subject to the approval of the Programme Director and Coordinator.

The research project is concluded with the submission of an article in the Proceedings of the MSc Cognitive Neuroscience Programme. These proceedings comprise a selection of peer-reviewed Master theses written by students.
There are two main routes to follow in order to obtain an internship. First, a student can initiate an internship by talking to a lecturer/researcher and discussing internship possibilities (e.g., in the context of a course or a lab rotation). Often, researchers are very interested in hearing students’ ideas about possible research questions. Second, around December a virtual “Stagemarkt”, or internship market, will be opened by CNS management. This virtual market will be located on the Blackboard community site of the Master’s programme. Researchers from the Donders Institute and its affiliated institutes have the possibility to submit opportunities for an internship in their group and these will be uploaded to the virtual market. A student can browse all internship opportunities advertised and contact a researcher in whose research group he/she wishes to do an internship.
Both routes mentioned above have to lead to a research project agreement (an editable version of this form can be downloaded from the CNS community site in Blackboard) that has to be drawn up, signed by all parties involved and submitted to the programme coordinator (dr. A. Koning) for approval. The deadline of submitting a project proposal is usually around July or August.
Assumed previous knowledge
NOTE: this course is for CNS students only.

Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

Test weight1
Test typeThesis
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR, Block JAAR