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Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society (track)

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Society's interest in the brain and mind has skyrocketed in recent years. This is partly thanks to increased scientific knowledge about the link between cognitive functions, like attention and memory, and performance in daily life; however, technological advances have also provided unprecedented insight into the brain's inner workings, along with new methods that enable continuous monitoring of behaviour or cognitive and physical functions (e.g. the Internet, wearables, smartphone apps).

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Brain & Cognition in Society

What happens in society is in the end all caused by human behaviour. Whether it's about the way we behave towards one another or how business are trying to sell you their products, or how politicians or NGO's are trying to get your attention. That's why psychology and neuroscience are vital.

Study programme

This master's track will help you learn and hone skills to tackle important social issues using insights from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. You will learn to set up applied experiments and translate empirical findings into practical advice.

The curriculum of the Brain and Cognition in Society master's track focuses on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognition can contribute to tackling social issues.

This track provides you with

The latest insights from the field

Acquire methodological, statistical and practical skills

Strong emphasis on

real-world challenges

Bridge the gap between science and society


The mastertrack Brain & Cognition in Society provides its graduates with the necessary theoretical, intellectual and empirical tools to find work in an applied context. Previous graduates continued their careers in the following fields:

  • psychology
  • (neuro-)marketing
  • consultancy
  • education
  • government

Is Brain & Cognition in Society for you?

Are you interested in:

  • what happens in our minds, in our brains?
  • learning how to influence the way humans think, decide and act?
  • applying knowledge about brain and cognition to societal and business questions?
  • creating things instead of taking a lot of exams?
  • science but not in pursuing an academic career? 

Then Brain & Cognition in Society might be the track for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Psychologie
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66604
Location Roeterseiland campus