The right choice for you?
This Research Master's in Utrecht trains you to become a 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. Does this appeal to you? Then it’s the right choice for you.
What you’ll learn
During this two-year Research Master’s programme, you will explore the fundamental principles and techniques of neuroscience and cognition. As a Master’s student of Neuroscience and Cognition, you may choose from one of two programme tracks: Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience. During the courses, you are grouped in multidisciplinary teams, together with students from various bachelor backgrounds such as Biomedical Sciences, Neuro- and Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, or Artifical Intelligence. This provides you with 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, consisting of high quality internships, electives and a writing assignment with the assistance of the track coordinator.
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Why study Neuroscience & Cognition at Utrecht University?
- Unique combination of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation and basic neuroscience
- Excellent infrastructural environment with the latest developments in human and rodent functional neuroimaging, deep-sequencing of human genetic material and state-of-the-art techniques in basic neuroscience.
- Over 200 principal investigators participate and offer research projects and supervision.
- 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.
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This Master’s programme is looking for excellent and motivated candidates, eager to become a specialist in the field of neurosciences, investigating numerous areas of brain functioning. You must hold a BSc in Biology, Physics, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Pharmacology, Linguistics, Biomedical Science, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, sometimes even Astronomy or Mathematics, or equivalent.
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Career in Neuroscience & Cognition
A Master’s degree in Neuroscience and Cognition offers you multiple career prospects. As a graduate you can continue on to universities and research institutes, teaching hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry. Or maybe policy and management position in the science, industry, or healthcare sectors is a better prospect for you.
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