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Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences

University of Groningen
24 months
Master's degree
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Program description

Study Behavioural & Cognitive Neurosciences

The Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences education programme at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands is mainly focused on training students to become independent researchers. Almost all aspects of neuroscience research are covered and experts are present to teach all aspects of this fascinating field.

Groningen's 2-year Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences consists of three different yet related tracks. While becoming an expert in one specialist track, the integrated education courses and links between these tracks ensure a unique chance of a truly multi-disciplinary training. The education course offers three tracks within BCN:

  • Animal and human behaviour
  • Cognitive neuroscience and cognitive modelling
  • Molecular and clinical neuroscience

While each track contains a number of more traditional modules, emphasis is on active participation in research. Key features of the Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences are a minor and major research project. These are carried out by the students in the first and second year. Students are encouraged to plan at least one research project abroad.

Students who have a broad interest in aspects of the brain, like basis of consciousness, are ideal candidates for the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences Research Master's degree programme.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the Research Masters in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences at the University of Groningen are:

  • Bachelor’s degree affiliated to the Behavioural, Cognitive and/or Neurosciences
  • English proficiency, demonstrated by one of the following minimum test scores: TOEFL 580/237/92, IELTS 6.5

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University of Groningen

University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 the university ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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Why study at University of Groningen

We're a Top 100 University

Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

Our groundbreaking research

As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

400 years of reputation

The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

Vibrant Student Life

While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

Global Community

The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.


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J. Riede
This prestigious master program characterizes itself by a lot of hands on research and active training in all the skills needed to proceed as PhD in the neurosciences. Great quality and flexibility.

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9712 GL Groningen
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