24 months
17000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The specialisation in Cognitive Neuroscience - Perception, Action and Decision-making (Research) at Radboud University studies the basic sensorimotor aspects of perception-action coupling and the cognitive, contextual and social components of behaviour. Located within the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, students work with top researchers and state-of-the-art equipment.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Perception, Action and Decision-making is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience programme. This specialisation is located within the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and allows students to work alongside top researchers with state-of-the-art equipment.

You will gain the knowledge of three basic components of the field: modelling, designing and conducting behavioural studies. 

What will you learn?

  • Learn and apply theoretical knowledge of perceptive functions, sensorimotor functions and complex actions

  • Gain professional and research experience, conducting your own studies under supervision of an expert in the field

  • Apply formal theories to modeling perceptive and sensorimotor functions

Career prospects

About 80 percent of our graduates continue their research in a PhD programme. Other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes.

Each year there are, on average, about 12 PhD positions available at the graduate schools Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience (DGCN) and the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motor Control
  • Cognitive Control and Decision Making
  • Social Neurocognition
  • Perception
  • Attention and Performance
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognition and Complexity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

September intake:

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have completed a Bachelor's degree in:

    • Linguistics
    • Physics
    • Biology
    • Medicine
    • Mathematics
    • Behavioural Sciences
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Or a related discipline.
    • A proficiency in English
Specifically, we require demonstrable knowledge in the following domains:
    • Biophysics 
    • Neuroscience 
    • Psychonomics 
    • Experimental design and statistics 
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website

  • Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.

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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