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Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society (track)


Gain knowledge about human behaviour and how the brain works. You learn how to use this knowledge when solving societal issues (such as climate change and inequality) or problems in businesses, politics, work, and life in general. The teachers have a track record in both business and academia, providing you with hands-on experience in using behavioural science to influence what people think, say and do.

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🎓 Unique application of neuroscience to solve real societal issues

Master's Week 4-8 Nov
Master's Week 10 -14 Feb
Here's why you want to study Brain & Cognition in Society at the UvA

Latest insights from the field

Top researchers

Methodological, statistical and practical skills

You will be equipped with in-depth knowledge

Real-world challenges

You will apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to answer questions raised in cases from business, governmental and/or societal organisations

Bridge the gap between science and society

You will learn to report in a way understandable to non-experts

Is Brain & Cognition in Society right for you?

Yes, if you want to:

  • know what happens in our minds, in our brains
  • learn how to influence the way humans think, decide and act
  • apply knowledge about the brain and cognition to societal and business questions
  • create instead of taking a lot of exams
  • learn about science but don't want to pursue an academic career?

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Degree programme
MSc Psychologie
60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus