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.
- one-year, full-time master's, taught in English
- international and interdisciplinary staff and students
- access to cutting edge research facilities
- programme with open admission, starts in September
- weekly: 6-8 hrs classes/practicals, 2-4 hrs lectures, 25 hrs independent study
- you’ll get an MSc in Psychology
Ask a student!
Meet Douwe: the student ambassador for Cognitive Neuroscience.
On his Instagram account he shares his study experiences, moments of his life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow him to get a sneak peak of your possible future!
If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Douwe through his Instagram page; he's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped him with his.
Kickstart your career at our Master's Open Day
Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city.
Douwe’s extra mile in health: “Answer philosophical questions with the knowledge from biological psychology to better understand who we are as humans.”
In the support section, you can find out more about practical matters and UM regulations, such as:
- visas & residence permits
- Education and Examination Regulations (EER)