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Research Master Cognitive Science
Program Homepage: http://www.student.uva.nl/mcs
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Address: Sarphatistraat 104
City: Amsterdam
Zip/Postal Code: 1018 WB
Country: Netherlands
Application Deadline: April 1
Contact Person: Marieke de Boer , Msc.

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Phone: +31 20 525 5514/5190
Fax: +31 20 525 5505
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: This two-year Master’s programme is unique in its interdisciplinary perspective on cognitive science, embracing psychology, neurobiology, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and philosophy. It provides state of the art courses and research entries into language, learning, perception, thinking and problem solving, knowledge representation and action control. The programme consists of an interdisciplinary core curriculum with a specialization in one of the two tracks: Cognition, Brain and Behaviour and Cognition, Language and Communication. The programme includes high-level facilities for acquiring research skills and offers special-purpose training in a variety of techniques and methods currently employed in cognitive science.

The Master Cognitive Science aims at the bright student who wants to be challenged. The Master’s programme is primarily focussed on training you as a researcher.
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