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Master

Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society (track)

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Society is confronted with ever more complex problems: climate change, social unrest, inequality, pandemics, failing democracies. At the individual level we struggle to stay healthy, happy, and find our ways in the midst of social media, marketing or (mis)information. At their core, all these issues are about one thing: human behavior. Which in turn is governed by how your brain works, selects information, and produces action. In this master, we will teach you how to translate knowledge from psychology and neuroscience to societal issues, business, politics, work, or life in general. You will learn from teachers with a track record in both business and academia, giving you hands-on experience in using behavioral science to influence what people think, say and do. So that in the end, you can change the way the world is running. Well, a bit. 

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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.

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks

Over a one-year period, you will complete three mandatory courses (24 EC), and an internship (18EC) plus 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. 

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. The curriculum focuses on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognition can contribute to tackle these issues. You will learn to set up applied experiments and translate empirical findings into practical advice, working on cases from real companies

This track provides you with

The latest insights from the field

Acquire

methodological, statistical and practical skills

Strong emphasis on

Real-world challenges

Teachers who actually

Bridge the gap between science and society themselves

Academic staff

The teachers you will be working with in this master’s track are all leading by example. They are firmly rooted within the academic world on one side, but have their own company where they bring the scientifical knowledge regarding Brain & Cognition into the society on the other side. The track ambassador is Prof. Dr. Victor Lamme.  

Careers

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
  • science writing 
  • human resources 
  • IT sector 
  • business 

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