Research course

Neurophysics (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree

You’ll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of science:
Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Examination Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Examination Board will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Applied physics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • or a related programme

2. A proficency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

A flexible and interdisciplinary programme, which challenges you to unravel the workings of the human brain.

The Master's specialisation in Neurophysics focuses on unravelling the neuro-computational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system and use this knowledge for relevant applications, such as robotics and neuro-technology. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the organisation and function of the brain through experimental approaches, advanced theory and computational models. This is the only programme in the Netherlands that covers the complete spectrum of Neuroscience research, from cognition and behaviour, subcellular processes to single-cell analysis, big data, computational modelling and advanced machine learning.

This programme is connected with the Donders Institute, allowing you to work alongside world-class reasearchers and create contacts for the future. This specialisation offers two focused tracks: Sensory-motor integration or Machine learning, Neuroinformatics and Artificial Intelligence. The programme can be readily adapted to your individual academic background – whether that is in the field of Mathematics, Physics or Computing Science.

What will you learn?

  • Gain an extensive background in theoretical developments in brain research, neurotechnology and artificial intelligence
  • Learn and practice a variety of research methods and scientific approaches
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme leave well prepared for careers in academia or other research institutes like the Donders Institute.

*This is a specialisation of: Master's of Physics and Astronomy

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 18,296
International students
EU €2,530 p/a Non EU € 18,296p/a

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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