MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Program Description

MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

MSc Psychology - Specialisation Cognitive Neuroscience

The teaching programme covers relevant topics of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS), and reflects the research expertise of the group ‘cognitive neuroscience’. Students learn about CNS theories, and how to measure and interpret human brain activity, using imaging techniques to observe (fMRI, EEG/MEG), and modulate (TMS) the brain ‘at work’.

Study key issues in perceptual and cognitive brain research

How does our brain separate the sound of a Ferrari from the background noise of other car engines, or the face of a friend from other faces in a crowd? How do different parts of the brain interact when we perform everyday activities like riding a bicycle, typing a summary and drinking a cup of coffee? And how are fMRI signals related to neural activity? If these questions intrigue you, the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation of the master's in Psychology might be a good fit for you. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of human brain function and cognition, and you'll get practical training in the application of non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. Upon graduation, you'll be an expert in cognitive psychology as well as in neuroscientific methods, leaving you well-equipped for a career in applied and clinical research at universities, research institutes, educational institutes or commercial research organisations.

Excellent staff, excellent facilities

You will work within an international and multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, biologists, physicians, engineers, physicists, and computer scientists: all members of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (MBIC). This center offers a unique research infrastructure with the newest ultra-high field imaging facilities.

The Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation focuses on the normal brain and the acquired knowledge directly contributes to clinical applications such as:

  • neurofeedback for the treatment of depression
  • brain-based communication in locked-in patients
  • guiding brain recovery after stroke or brain injury
Cognitive Neuroscience
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
May 31, 2017
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Netherlands Maastricht
Application deadline May 31, 2017
End date Aug. 31, 2018
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
per year; €13000 for non-EU/EEA students