Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. | Tilburg University | Tilburg, Netherlands
24 months
15100 EUR/year
2253 EUR/year
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This 2-year Master's program combines knowledge of cognitive science and artificial intelligence with techniques such as advanced deep learning, deep reinforcement learning and Bayesian modeling. You will investigate various aspects of intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, perception, communication and collaboration from both a human perspective and a machine perspective.

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In addition, you will acquire techniques such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, and you will develop skills in the areas of data mining, text mining, online data collection, data processing and programming. The theoretical insights and programming skills that you gain during the Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence program offered at Tilburg University , enable you to understand artificial intelligence, optimize learning systems and develop new intelligent applications.

Program and courses

  • Based on theoretical insight and programming skills, you learn to understand artificial intelligence, optimize learning systems and develop new intelligent applications.
  • Discover how human cognition and artificial intelligence relate to each other. You study processes regarding attention, visual and auditory perception, memory, language use and decision making.
  • Gain practical experience with the latest techniques to create an attractive professional profile for the job market. In the DAF Technology Lab you employ virtual and augmented reality applications and persuasive and sensing technology. Furthermore, you acquire recent data-driven methods in digital content analysis, such as data mining, data visualization and natural language processing.

Career prospects

With a specialization in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence from Tilburg University, you have profound knowledge of human cognition and communication, and the creative and technical skills to design artificial intelligence solutions. As such the program provides excellent opportunities to contribute to advancements in working fields like artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, data mining, and knowledge technology, and decision making.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Senior Language Technologist at CLS Communication
  • Professional Services Consultant at Teradata
  • Software Engineer at Nspyre

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Data Visualization
  • Attention, Perception and Memory
  • Cognitive Models of Language Learning
  • Computer Games
  • Data driven Design
  • Data Mining for Business and Governance
  • Deep Learning
  • Health Analytics
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Risk Communication and Uncertainty
  • Social Signal Processing
  • Statistics and Methodology
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are certainly eligible to apply if you have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as general Communication Studies, Linguistics, or a modern language.
  • However, the academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply.
  • You need to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2253 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2253 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Partner Scholarships Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD)
  • Tuition fee waiver (25%) for non-EU students of partner universities of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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