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Cognitive Neuroscience (research)


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Cognitive Neuroscience is designed to unravel the way human brain works by exploring the cognitive and neural basis for mental functions such as perception, action, language, attention and memory.

The Master of Science programme Cognitive Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary research-master’s programme of the Radboud University and the Radboud UMC. This relatively young discipline 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: (1) language and communication, (2) perception, action and decision-making, (3) development and life-long plasticity, and (4) natural computing and neurotechnology.

The programme is an excellent opportunity for students who want to prepare themselves for a career as a researcher. Next to coursework, the programme offers the student many opportunities for hands-on research experience. The MSc CNS programme is internationally oriented. All courses are in English.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


Application requirements

The equivalent of a Dutch Bachelor's degree (from a research university) in Biology, Linguistics, Physics, Medicine, Behavioural Sciences or a related discipline, with good to excellent grades, as evaluated by the Examination Board.

Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview, person-to-person or via Skype.

Students who did not follow physics in their highschool curriculum and/or who have not been trained in mathematics (including concepts such as matrix algebra, differentation, integration, complex numbers) are advised to resolve this deficiency prior to the start of the programme.

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Feb '24 1 Dec '23 1 Nov '23
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 Apr '24


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