Studying Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam
Students benefit from the wide-ranging, leading expertise available at the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC), the different research labs at the UvA and from the opportunity to participate in research projects led by internationally renowned ABC researchers. The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences forms a challenging, interdisciplinary and international arena in which highly motivated researchers and students endeavour to understand the brain, its development and its disorders.
The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences is offered by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), in close collaboration with the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC).
The Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences provides its graduates with the necessary theoretical, intellectual and empirical tools to pursue an academic career (PhD programme) in cognitive and neurosciences or in a related discipline. In addition to an academic career, graduates of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences programme also find work in applied research.
A career in other fields
Students who decided not to continue in academia continued their career in the following fields:
- IT-sector (interaction design, usability, computer supported cooperative work, knowledge management, etc.)
- human resources
- science writing
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Milestones, Promises and Pitfalls
- Advanced Neural and Cognitive Modelling
- Cognition and Language Development
- Matlab Programming for Neuroscientists
- How Music Works: Music Cognition
- Philosophy of Cognition and the Brain: From Neurons to Embodied Cognition
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesPsychology Neuroscience Cognitive Sciences View 40 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in Netherlands
Depending on the track of choice the applicant must hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent
- Behavioural Neuroscience track: Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology, Biomedical Science, Biology or equivalent
- Cognitive Neuroscience track: Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology, (Cognitive/Biological) Psychology, Cognitive Science or equivalent.
- Cognitive Science track: Bachelor's degree in (Cognitive) Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Philosophy or equivalent
Applicants with another Bachelor's degree may also be admitted to the Research Master provided they have an adequate academic background in the field of neuroscience and/or cognitive sciences
Letter of intent
Letters of recommendation
GPA equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system), 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system), 7,5 (Dutch EC-system)
English language proficiency
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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