Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
Neuroscience is the study of the human brain, its structures, its function, and its relationships with other systems (especially the nervous system). This field might include a variety of different subjects, such as anatomy, physiology, psychology, or chemistry.
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Top Master Programs in Neuroscience in Netherlands 2018
Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. [+]
Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have of ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience.STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy... [-]
Neuroeconomics is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour aiming at understanding human individual and social decision making by investigating their neuronal basis and underlying psychological processes. [+]
Are you fascinated by the complexities of human choices? Are you eager to combine ideas and methods from economics, neuroscience and psychology to understand the cognitive and social aspects of human decision making? Then Neuroeconomics is the right track for you. You will learn how the different disciplines have studied human behaviour, their research tools and how they can be combined for a holistic perspective on human decision making and the role of the brain in it. The programme will prepare you for an academic career in behavioural economics or decision neuroscience or other occupations where a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour is important (consulting, public policy).... [-]
The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Specialized in Psychopathology provides students with the theoretical background and clinical insights necessary for future research in the various fields related to mental ... [+]
***Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label, Keuzegids 2018***
Are you intrigued by the complexities of the wide range of mental disorders? Are you eager to develop the knowledge and research skills needed to understand how such disorders come about and to find new ways of treating and preventing them? Then Psychopathology is the right choice for you! This highly multidisciplinary programme provides you with the theoretical background and clinical insight necessary for research in the fields of experimental psychopathology, clinical psychology and psychiatry. Psychopathology is also an ideal choice for those who intend in the future to combine science and clinical practice.... [-]
The specialisation in Fundamental Neuroscience provides you with both a theoretical background and practical experience in research at the interface between psychology and biology. [+]
What is the molecular biology behind memory? Which genetic alterations make you more vulnerable to stress and depression? And which cellular targets can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease? If these questions intrigue you, the specialisation Fundamental Neuroscience might be what you are looking for. You’ll study the mechanisms that underlie psychological processes, as well as psychiatric and neurological disorders. The courses are organised along the mechanisms and disorders, and include practical training sessions in which you will acquire laboratory skills you’ll need to study them. You will also take several courses that focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing papers and research proposals. After you’ve completed the programme, you will have obtained all the knowledge and skills you need to embark on an academic career in fundamental neuroscience.... [-]
In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation you acquire a unique combination of in-depth knowledge on human brain function, perception and cognition, paralleled with an extensive and hands-on training for using the most advanced non-invasive brain imaging (including fMRI, fNIRS, DWI, EEG/MEG) and brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) techniques. The obtained knowledge and skills provide an excellent background to flexibly apply these techniques in fundamental as well as applied and clinical research settings. [+]
Are you fascinated by the brain functions that make us see, hear, move, feel and think the way we do? Are you eager to gain the knowledge and skills needed to flexibly apply the most advanced brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques in fundamental, applied or clinical research settings? Then Cognitive Neuroscience is the right choice for you! This highly multidisciplinary programme is embedded in the M-BIC (Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre) and provides you with the theoretical background and hands-on research skills necessary for becoming a versatile brain researcher. Cognitive Neuroscience is an ideal choice for those who aim for an academic or related career focused on understanding normal and/or abnormal brain function.... [-]