Brain and Cognitive Sciences
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 Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC), the different research labs at the UvA and from the opportunity to participate in research projects led by internationally renowned ABC 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 Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS), in close collaboration with the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC).
Accreditation and degree
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.
- Degree programme
- MSc Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- Regular study programme
- 120 ECTS, 24 months
- Language of instruction
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