Research course

Perception, Action and Decision-making (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Social Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, Physics, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, Behavioural Sciences, Artificial Intelligence or a related discipline

The graduation date of the last attained Bachelor’s degree relevant for this programme must be within five years of applying to the programme.

A proficiency 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

February, September

Course content

Our Master's specialisation in Perception, Action and Decision-making is aimed at the three basic components of current Cognitive Neurosceince: modelling (e.g in physics), designing and conducting behavioural studies (e.g in psychology) and measuring the neurobiological foundations of behaviour. Catching a ball, grabbing a cup, writing down a sentence: these are all targeted actions that you often perform without thinking about them. Performing perceptuomotor tasks as a team such as in sports, understanding the actions of others, joint action in collaborative and competitive contexts: these are examples of topics in social neurocognition in which Radboud scientists are highly interested.

This programme is closely connected with the Donders Institute and Max Planck Research School.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a background in formal theories and models of perceptive functions, sensorimotor functions and complex actions
  • Learn about research and analysis methods in the field
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your research projects

Career prospects

Many graduates from this programme choose to pursue a PhD. Other graduates may find work as researchers in commercial or research institutes.

*This is a specialisation of the Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

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Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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