Goals

One multidisciplinary field, two tracks

The Master’s programme Neuroscience and Cognition offers a unique interdisciplinary neuroscience program that gives students the opportunity to become part of a new generation of multidisciplinary neuroscientists. Students are provided with the tools to acquire broad knowledge about the vast field of neuroscience, so that they are well equipped to face the challenges of modern neuroscience research. 

Students in this Master’s programme ...

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Organisation

Neuroscience and Cognition is one of 11 research Master’s programmes provided by the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) of Utrecht University, and confers to the rules and regulations as set by the Board of Studies of the school. The program is run in association with the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMCU). 

The Master’s programme is directed by Prof. dr. J. ...

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Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht (NCU)

Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht (NCU) is an umbrella organization uniting education and research activities in the field of Neuroscience and Cognition, within Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht. Seven faculties and three large research institutes are involved in NC Utrecht including the Faculty of Medicine (Brain Center Rudolf Magnus), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Helmholtz Institute), Faculty ...

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Educational programme

The neuroscience community in Utrecht is united under the umbrella organisation Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht (NCU). This organisation comprises of top researchers from various faculties and research institutes. This enormous span of disciplines ensures participation of lecturers in all aspects of neuroscience and excellent research facilities for students. 

The programme begins with a 10-week introductory course ‘Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Cognition’, after which each student ...

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Application & requirements

Students can enrol for the programme at the start of each academic year. In order to be admitted each student must submit:

  • Certified copies of their diploma (if necessary with official translations) or Proof of anticipated degree
  • Certified copies of their transcript (if necessary with official translations)
  • Motivation statement, outlining their interest in the course, their suitability, and their previous experience
  • Curriculum vitae / resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy ...

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FAQ

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Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht
Educational programme
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