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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: 18-24 Nov
Master's Week: 12 -16 Feb
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Here's why you want to study Brain & Cognition in Society at the UvA

Latest insights from the field

Methodological, statistical and practical skills

Real-world challenges

Bridge the gap between science and society

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?
Brain & Cognition in Society
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 other tracks in this Master's programme

Behavioural Data Science is one of the tracks in the Master's programme in Psychology

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Degree programme
MSc Psychologie
60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus