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Cognitive Neuroscience studies the cognitive and neural basis of mental processes such as perception, action, language, attention and memory.

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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60506
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

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 Cognitive Neuroscience (Donders graduate school)

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

awardKeuzegids topopleiding
2016
awardKeuzegids topopleiding
2016
Nijmegen is one of the foremost centres of cognitive neuroscience in the world. Hundreds of scientists from various faculties and top institutes have joined forces on the Radboud University campus. Besides the Donders Institute there is the Radboud University Medical Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Their researchers work together very closely, exchange expertise and share state-of-the-art research equipment to unravel the workings of the human brain.

Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience has a total load of 120 EC* (two years). As a student in the Master's programme you take part in the set of compulsory courses together with all other students of the programme.

In these general compulsory courses you’ll become acquainted with the most important theories, models, techniques and analysis methods in Cognitive Neuroscience. Based on your specialisation, you also choose 30EC of courses to make up your specialized training. In addition, each student chooses two skill training courses. Finally, the theoretical training is completed by choosing two elective courses, either from your own specialisation, or from another specialisation to broaden your background knowledge.



1e jaar The first year comprises general obligatory courses (e.g., Trends in Cognitive Science, Neuroimaging 1, Neurophilosophy and Lab Rotations), a skill training course, and track specific core courses.
periode
1234
Neuroimaging I
6 EC
Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience
6 EC
Lab rotation
3 EC
Specialisation courses
30 EC
Mathematical Programming using Matlab (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Neuroanatomy keuzevak
3 EC
Advanced Math (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Basic Mathematics (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Practical ERP training (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Electrophysiology (or Haemodynamics)
6 EC
Neurophilosophy
6 EC
Haemodynamics (or Electrophysiology)
6 EC
Academic Writing (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
2e jaar The second year comprises the internship, including writing of the thesis, as well as a skill training course and two elective courses.
periode
1234
Neuroanatomy (choose 1/6)
3 EC
Practical Training and Thesis afstuderen
45 EC
Elective courses
12 EC
Mathematical Programming using Matlab (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Advanced Math (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Basic Mathematics (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Practical ERP training (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC
Academic Writing (choose 1/6) keuzevak
3 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Language and Communication

Studying the acquisition, understanding and production of language.

A mature language user has a vocabulary of about thirty to forty thousand words. Speech is produced at a speed of three to five words per second. How is it possible that, in such an amazingly short period of time, you can select the correct words, put them in the correct order and grammatical form, and pronounce them intelligibly? The acquisition and comprehension of language are based on extremely complex cognitive processes which are not yet entirely understood. It's these processes, and their biological underpinnings, that form psycholinguistics' field of study and are the basis of this specialisation.

specialisatie Perception, Action and Decision-making

The Master's specialisation in Perception, Action and Decision-making studies the basic sensorimotor aspects of perception-action coupling as well as the cognitive contextual and social components.

In the Perception, Action and Decision-making specialisation you'll gain ample experience in current research and analysis techniques in perception, three-dimensional motor research, psychophysiological studies, neuroimaging and electromyographical studies. You'll also be able to apply formal theories on and models of perceptive functions, sensorimotor functions, and complex actions in your research.

specialisatie Development and Lifelong Plasticity

The Master's specialisation in Development and Lifelong Plasticity studies the mechanistic underpinnings and behavioural consequences of long-term changes in neural structure and function.

Memory is at the very heart of our personality: the countless snapshots of our daily experiences have a pervasive and enduring influence on the self. But how are these memories organised in the brain and how are they given value and meaning? The specialisation in Development and Lifelong Plasticity looks at the development and decay of the healthy and the maladaptive brain. The goal is to understand various types of neuroplastic changes in the brain, specifically in patients with for example Alzheimer's disease, stress-related disorders, chronic pain, autism, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD.

You'll study diverse brain functions by measuring and manipulating cognitive, emotional, hormonal and neural mechanisms, as well as by (epi)genetic fingerprinting and developing cell and animal disease models. You'll learn to do research towards patient care that individualises the diagnostic approach and therapeutic and care interventions. Aim is to obtain an optimal fit with patient characteristics and individual preference.

specialisatie Natural Computing and Neurotechnology

The specialisation in Natural Computing and Neurotechnology studies the interaction between and within groups of neurons, and how they affect our interactions with the outside world.

In the Natural Computing and Neurotechnology specialisation you'll have ample knowledge of the anatomical and neurophysiological aspects of networks in the human brain and the techniques for the computational analysis and modelling of brain networks. This will enable you to conduct independent research into the neurofunctional architecture of cognitive key functions, such as perception, attention, memory, language, planning and targeted actions and develop technologies to measure, characterise and model networks at the whole brain level and/or the local cortical circuit.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet33% zelfstudie
33% theorie
34% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
colloquium, computer exercise, group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, research, research project, research proposal, practicum, seminar, internship, thesis, tutorial, working group, self study

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2022
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1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

Are you interested in the Research Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience? Read more about the admission requirements, the application procedure and deadlines by clicking on the following link, depending on where you will obtain (or have obtained) your degree: https://www.ru.nl/opleidingen/master/cognitive-neuroscience-research/admission-requirements/
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelortoelaatbaar
toelatingseisen

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

cijferlijst

vooropleiding
BSc degree in Linguistics, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, Behavioural Sciences (e.g. Psychology), Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation are required.

resumee

motivatiebrief
A letter of motivation is required, as well as a recent CV and a list of all Bachelor courses and the results obtained.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
examination

estimated monthly costs

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315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

155 studenten volgen deze opleiding
69% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2020
?% daarvan is vrouw
20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/5 Radboud Universiteit
Cognitive Neuroscience (research)
star NVAO
Keuzegids topopleiding 2016
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/5 Radboud Universiteit
Perception, Action and Control
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/5 Radboud Universiteit
Neural Computation and Neurotechnology
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/5 Radboud Universiteit
Language and Communication
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
5/5 Radboud Universiteit
Plasticity and Memory
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
21 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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algemeen oordeel4.14.1
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docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.93.9
studielast3.53.5
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Cognitive Neuroscience (research) aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 75 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

This Master's programme will give you the qualifications you need to attain a PhD position. About 80 percent of our graduates take on a PhD project in Nijmegen or in other parts of the world. Other graduates find jobs in the commercial sector or at research institutes.

Potentiële beroepen

commercial sector
phd
research institutes
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Contact

Arno Koning

coordinator

E: a.koning@donders.ru.nl
T: 0243612615
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