The brain is an immensely powerful and intricate processing device dedicated to the selection, perception, transformation and storage of the indispensable information we use to interact with our ever-changing, dynamic environment.
The Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) offers a broad selection of tracks that investigate all aspects of the field, from the molecule to the mind. The programme is unique in its interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychology, behavioural economics, linguistics, logic, computation and philosophy.
Studying Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam
Students benefit from the wide-ranging, leading expertise available at the Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam (CSCA), the different research labs at the UvA and from the opportunity to participate in research projects led by internationally renowned CSCA 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 Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Follow the links below for more information about the CSCA and the programme, including application instructions and a detailed description of the curriculum or for more information about the IIS.
What our students say
Gunes Kantaroglu (Turkey) Student, 2008-2010:
'The master in Brain and Cognitive Sciences is an advanced research programme, unique in its flexibility, intellectual content and multidisciplinarity. The course gives you the freedom to research whatever may strike your interest, providing state of the art facilities and top-class researchers at your service.'
The Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences has been legally accredited as a research master by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). The accreditation has recently been reaffirmed by the NVAO with a highly positive report until May 2017
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) awarded the programme with an excellent qualification on the achieved learning outcomes.
Applicants must hold a Dutch Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Biomedical Sciences. Psychobiology. Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy
Recipient: University of Amsterdam
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