Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice.
The brain and mind
Society's interest in the brain and mind has exploded in recent years. This is due in part to increased scientific knowledge about the relationship between cognitive functions, like attention and memory, and performance in every-day life, as well as to technological advances that have provided unprecedented insight into the brain’s workings and new methods that allow continuous monitoring of behavior or cognitive and bodily functions (e.g., internet, wearables, smartphone apps). The primary focus in the curriculum of the master track Brain and Cognition in Society is on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of brain and cognition can contribute to answering societal questions.
Unique master track
This track is unique in that it provides students with the latest insights from the field of Brain & Cognition and advanced methodological, statistical and practical skills. It prepares students to work in applied contexts. There is a strong emphasis on real-world problems and interactions with society. Students from this track can truly bridge the gap between science and society.
Over a one-year period, students will complete three mandatory courses (18 EC), one elective course (6 EC), and an internship plus a master thesis (36 EC). This will provide them with knowledge of the most important Brain & Cognition topics and methods, how to apply these and statistically assess (changes in) behaviour and cognitive functioning, and practical skills, such as writing and presenting.
The research internship will provide students with practical experience with scientific research methods in a real-world setting, and learn to work in a company, organization, or institution.
The master track 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:
- science writing
- human resources
- IT sector
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Last updated October 11, 2018