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Neuroscience and Cognition 

Utrecht University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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20715 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

Are you interested in doing research to better understand normal and pathological brain function? Do you want to become a specialist in the field of neurosciences? The Neuroscience and Cognition programme at Utrecht University offers you the opportunity to investigate numerous areas of brain functioning that make the neuroscience and cognition field uniquely intriguing and challenging.

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Overview

An Individualised Approach

Neuroscience and cognition trains you to become a multidisciplinary neuro and/or cognition scientist, fully equipped to face the challenges of modern research in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and cognition. 

With ample knowledge of the scope of brain and cognitive functioning, you will be prepared to join an international research team investigating the most complex organ of our body. Sounds appealing? The Neuroscience and Cognition  programme at Utrecht University  might be a perfect fit!

Pick Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience or Cognitive Neuroscience as your track of choice and explore fundamental principles and techniques. 

You get to work in multidisciplinary teams together with students from various bachelor backgrounds such as Biomedical Sciences, Neuro- and Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, or Artificial Intelligence. 

An ideal preparation for future research positions in public and private research institutes! After the 10-week introductory course Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Cognition, you will determine an individualised study path with the assistance of the track coordinator, consisting of quality internships, electives and a writing assignment.

Why You Should Study Neuroscience And Cognition At Utrecht University

  • It offers a unique combination of clinical and preclinical neuroscience and cognition
  • Over 200 principal investigators participate and offer research projects and supervision
  • Keep up with the latest developments in human and rodent functional neuroimaging, deep-sequencing of human genetic material and other state-of-the-art techniques
  • Two extensive research projects provide the possibility to learn and train several techniques and topics, and offers the best route to become a successful PhD student.

Career Prospects

A Master’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognition offers you many career prospects. Graduates continue on to universities and research institutes, teaching hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. 

They may hold policy and management positions in the science, industry, and healthcare sectors.

In general, graduates will find employment in/at:

  • Teaching hospitals (disease-oriented research)
  • Research institutes (fundamental research in the various areas of the neurosciences)
  • Pharmaceutical industry (research and development)
  • Science, industry, and healthcare sectors (policy and management positions, applied science and design)
  • Clinical settings (neuropsychologist, clinical physicist)

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic FMRI Analysis
  • Bioinformatics in Neuroscience: a Web-based Approach
  • Communication in Neuroscience
  • Essentials of Neuroscience
  • Ethology and Welfare
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Cognition

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
93
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biology, Physics, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and/or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills. In depth knowledge and insight in the field of neuroscience and/or cognition.
  • Academic performance: overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables), and grades for relevant courses.   
  • High level of academic competences.
  • Personal competences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20715 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20715 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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