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Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society (track)
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Study programme

Over a one-year period, you will complete three mandatory courses (24 EC), an internship (18 EC) and a master’s thesis (18 EC).This will provide you with knowledge of the most important Brain & Cognition topics and methods, how to apply these and statistically assess (changes in) behaviour and cognitive functioning, along with practical skills, such as writing and presenting.

Semester 1

In the first mandatory course, Brain and Mind in Business and Society you will learn about applied Brain & Cognition research in several important domains. 

The second mandatory course, Applied Experimental Skills in Brain and Cognition  focuses on experimental skills and methods used in the field of Brain and Cognition. 

In the third mandatory course, Real World Case Studies in Brain and Cognition, you will apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills obtained in the first two courses to answer questions raised in cases from business, governmental and/or societal organisations.  

Semester 2

rom January to June, you will work on the two large graduation assignments, Master's Thesis Brain and Cognition in Society and the Master's Internship Brain and Cognition in Society: the final academic masterpieces. You will show your ability to apply academic knowledge and skills acquired during the master's track to a real-world research question. Students are trained to have a professional attitude, and address an applied research question in the field of Brain and Cognition in an independent and proactive manner. 

  • Applied Experimental Skills in Brain and Cognition 
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  • Brain and Mind in Business and Society
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  • Real World Case Studies in Brain and Cognition
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  • Master’s Internship Brain and Cognition in Society
  • Master’s Thesis Brain and Cognition in Society
See more information in the Course Catalogue

Additional options

Our master’s track does not offer electives. If you want to extend your studies with electives please contact the study advisor.  


In this master’s track you will be working together with your fellow students on different tasks and assignments throughout the different courses. In addition to this there are weekly lectures and tutorials. 

  • Lectures: 6 hours per week
  • Tutorials: 6 hours per week  
  • Self-study: 28 hours per week