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Cognitive Neuroscience

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Nijmegen

Program description

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master's programme in Nijmegen is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master's programme in Nijmegen is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.

As a Master's student you will find yourself in a dynamic research environment and you will be guided by top scientists from all over the world. You will be able to chose from a variety of research themes and gain experience in the research institutes that participate in this programme. These include the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Centre for Language Studies, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS) and various departments at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre.

Cognitive Neuroscience Curriculum

Brain Imaging Techniques; Brain and Cognition; Perception; Perception-Action Coordination; Language Processing; Linguistics; Neuronal communication; Brain Networks; Computational Modelling.

Objectives
Students acquire the theoretical background and the practical skills for conducting research in cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on brain imaging.

Instruction modes
Lectures, class discussion, student assignments, active participation in experiments, and computer simulations, lab visits.

Specializations
Cognitive Neuroscience students can choose one of the following specializations as their major

- Language and Communication
- Perception, Action and Control
- Learning, Memory and Plasticity
- Brain Networks and Neuronal Communication

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc-graad in science, mathematics, computer science, social science, medical science, linguistics, philosophy.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 7, TOEFL paper based: 600, TOEFL computer based: 250, TOEFL internet based: 100

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