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MScArtificial Intelligence: Cognitive Computing

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

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- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

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As humans, we may be intrigued by the complexity of any daily activities. How does it actually work to perceive, to act, to decide and to remember? Learn how to create artificial information systems that mimic biological systems as well as how to use theoretical insights from AI to better understand cognitive processing in humans.

Master’s in Cognitive Computing: something for you?

- You will study exciting topics at the forefront of cognitive AI, such as brain-inspired computing, deep neural network technology, and the foundations of cognition.
- You can specialize to become an expert in machine learning, in computational neuroscience, or informal and computational modeling.
- You have the opportunity to study for a double degree, for example in Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Computing and Cognitive Neuroscience: Brain Networks and Neuronal Communication.
- This specialisation is closely tied to the research done in the AI groups at the Donders Institute: You will have the opportunity to actively work with our staff members on research projects.

Programme structure

The Master’s programme in Artificial Intelligence is taught at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

Artificial Intelligence graduates have excellent job prospects and are often offered a job before they have actually graduated. Many of our graduates go on to do a PhD either at a major research institute or university with an AI department. Other graduates work for companies interested in cognitive design and research. Examples of companies looking for AI experts with this specialisation: Google, Facebook, IBM, Philips and the Brain Foundation. Some students have even gone on to start their own companies or joined recent startups.

Examples of jobs that a graduate of the specialisation in Cognitive Computing could get:

- PhD researcher on bio-inspired computing
- PhD researcher on neural decoding/neural information processing
- PhD researcher on neuromorphic computing
- Machine learning expert in a software company
- Company founder for brain-based computer games
- Hospital-based designer of assistive technology for patients
- Policy advisor on new developments in neurotechnology
- Software developer for analysis and online visual displays of brain activity

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States