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Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Groningen

 

What are the latest trends in cognitive neuroscience? How do you develop practical applications based on fundamental research? Do you want to bridge the gap between the lab and the world?

If you are interested in applying cognitive neuroscience, then our master track is the one to choose! (From September 2021 this track will be named Applied Cognitive Neuroscience)

You will study current trends in cognitive neuroscience by reading the latest research papers. You will take a researcher’s perspective and critically evaluate cutting-edge research. How solid are claims made by researchers and companies? And how can we take the latest trends even further?

In addition, you will learn to apply theories and methods from cognitive neuroscience to real-world scenarios: economic decision making, education, marketing, clinical practice, policymaking, etc. During the master, you will combine your scientific knowledge and your creativity to develop your own project that brings cognitive neuroscience from the lab into the world.

Finally, you will acquire the skills for designing, programming, and conducting cognitive-neuroscience experiments; and you will learn how to analyze complex data sets. Through hands-on experience, you will gain practical skills that are crucial in today's job market, both in academia and business.


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Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Groningen

 

Besides two core courses ('Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience' and 'Applied Cognitive Neuroscience'), one skills course ('Data Collection and Analysis for Cognitive Neuroscience'), and a master thesis/ internship, you can choose from a broad range of elective courses.

Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (5 EC)     
Data Collection and Analysis for Cognitive Neuroscience (5 EC)     
Repeated Measures (5 EC, optional)     
Master Thesis (30 EC)  
Advanced Experimental Skills (5 EC)     
Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience (5 EC)     
Test Construction (5 EC, optional)


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Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Groningen

 

Job prospects

After you have finished the master Applied cognitive neuroscience, you will be able to work with human data in the broadest sense, and this is a unique set of skills that is relevant in many areas of today's job market.

For example, you will be able to

  • measure and improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns;
  • work with large sets of human data as a data analyst
  • help companies and governmental organisations to design, implement, and test human-friendly systems and environments;
  • evaluate and improve traffic situations.

And finally, but just as importantly, you will have a deeper understanding of the human mind.


Job examples

Researcher: Graduates are well prepared for a career as researcher, for example as PhD student at a university, but also in the private (Philips, Unilever) or government sector (ministries, TNO), or with NGOs(SWOV)

Advisor/Consultant: You can use your skills and knowledge to advise companies, NGOs of the government about the latest developments in cognitive psychology and psychophysiology, for example in the context of human-computer interaction, or on recent developments such as neuromarketing.


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Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Groningen

 

To be eligible for admission to this master, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (or with a strong focus on Psychology) from a Research University, based on wide psychological knowledge and skills, as well advanced statistical and methodological knowledge and skills. Always check www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/master/application-and-admission for the exact requirements and admission procedures for your previous education.

 

At start in September 2021: if there are more applications for a track than available places, a selection procedure will be used.

The application deadline for starting the programme on 1 September is 1 March of the same year. If you want to start on 1 February, the application deadline is 1 October of the previous year.


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Institution

University of Groningen


Location: University of Groningen Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Niederlande
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Social Sciences

Degree

MSc of Psychology

Language

English

Start

summer semester,
winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 12 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15900 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Social Sciences

Degree

MSc of Psychology

Language

English

Start

summer semester,
winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 12 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15900 EUR / year

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