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M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Neuroscience

Radboud University

24 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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In the selective Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University students study the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory. You will study the workings of the human brain in one of the specialisations that coincide with research at the Donders Institute. 

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Programme overview

The Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience seeks to unravel the workings of the human brain. The research Master’s programme offers four specialisations that coincide with the research themes of the Donders Institute.

This competitive programme provides a sound balance of theory and practice. Our selective approach guarantees excellence, especially during the research training period.

Besides the Donders Institute Radboud also hosts the Radboud University Medical Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Students in this programme benefit from experience with experts and share state-of-the-art research equipment.

What will you learn?

  • This programme offers specialisations in Language and Communication; Perception, Action and Control; Plasticity and Memory; and Neural Computation and NeuroTechnology

  • Gain a theoretical background in your chosen field to apply to your own research project

  • Take a multidisciplinary approach to your chosen specialisation, drawing on courses from other faculties, such as sociology, biology or artificial intelligence

Career prospects

About 80 percent of our graduates pursue a PhD project, while 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:

  • Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging 
  • Neurophilosophy
  • Lab Rotation
  • Neuroimaging: Haemodynamic 
  • Neuroimaging: Electrophysical 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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
  • Specialisation specific requirements
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 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.


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  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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