Research course

Neurophysics (specialisation)

Institution
Radboud University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc

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. Non-native speakers of English** without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

  • A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥90 (internet based)
  • An IELTS score of ≥6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Months of entry

September

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 and Master's of Science

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2,143 p/a
International students
EU € 2,143 p/a Non EU € 12,645 p/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 scholarships and grants page at our website.

Radboud Scholarship Programme

Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,143). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.

Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships

Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.

Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship

Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.

DIKTI-Neso Scholarships

Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.

Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.

Holland Scholarship Programme

Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.

Dutch Student Finance

EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Study Information
Email
study-information@ru.nl