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MScCognitive Neuroscience: Plasticity and Memory (Research)

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

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The Master’s specialisation in Plasticity and Memory studies the mechanistic underpinnings and behavioural consequences of long-term changes in neural structure and function.

Master’s Plasticity and Memory: something for you?

- The researchers use genetic, molecular and cellular methods, animal models, as well as human neuroimaging and cognitive neuropsychology.
- This specialisation works closely with the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), also housed on the Radboud University campus.
- This Master’s programme is located within the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, located on the campus of the Radboud

Programme structure

You’ll study diverse brain functions by measuring and manipulating cognitive, emotional, hormonal and neural mechanisms, as well as by (epi)genetic fingerprinting and developing cell and animal disease models. You’ll learn to do research towards patient care that individualises the diagnostic approach and therapeutic and care interventions. The aim is to obtain an optimal fit with patient characteristics and individual preference.

Career opportunities

In the Plasticity and Memory specialisation you’ll gain ample knowledge of the anatomical and neurophysiological aspects of the human brain and theoretical cognition/neurocognition models. This will enable you to conduct independent research into the neurofunctional architecture of cognitive key functions, such as perception, attention, memory, language, planning, and targeted actions. Graduates of this specialisation may more readily find a position with one of the research institutes in the Netherlands or abroad, government institutions, or specialised companies (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry).

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