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Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

Gain a deep understanding of human cognition and communication, as well as the creative and technical skills to apply this knowledge in Artificial Intelligence solutions and applications.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

Source: National Student Survey, 2016| n = 7 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

finds a job within 3 months after graduation

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016| n = 35 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

Gross monthly income one year after graduation

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016| n = 35 (all tracks of Communication and Information Sciences)

Program and courses

In this track of the MSc Communication and Information Sciences you study and design at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence software and human cognition and communication. 

  • Artificial Intelligence is the study and design of software and computers that are capable of intelligent behavior. Cognitive science covers the study of thought, learning and mental organization concerning different types of psychological processes.
  • Work in a growing field driven by the datafication of our lives and the implementation of AI-based solutions in the context of online services, social media, and business communication.
  • Gain practical experience with the latest techniques to create an attractive professional profile for the job market. In the DAF Technology Lab you employ virtual and augmented reality applications and persuasive and sensing technology. Furthermore, you learn recent data-driven methods in digital content analysis, such as data mining, data visualization and online data collection.
  • Creative Coding meetings are organized to collaborate with fellow students, lecturers, artists, and industrial partners.

Typical courses are:

  • Social Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Augmented Virtual Reality

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Career prospects

With a specialization in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, you have profound knowledge of human cognition and communication, and the creative and technical skills to design artificial intelligence solutions. As such the program provides excellent opportunities to contribute to advancements in working fields like artificial intelligence and robotics, data science, data mining, and knowledge technology, and decision making.

Graduates work or start for example as:

  • Senior Language Technologist at CLS Communication
  • Professional Services Consultant at Teradata
  • Software Engineer at Nspyre

Alumni facts

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 2.5
  • Finds a job within 3 months after graduation: 72%
  • Gross monthly income one year after graduation: EUR 2,310

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016| n = 35

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Application and admission

This program starts:

End of August and End of January (both the Master’s and the Pre-Master’s program)

Best preparatory programs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Information Sciences, Communication Studies, Linguistics / Modern language or Psychology.
  • The academic background of the students in our Master's program varies a lot. Students with a Bachelor's degree in a different subject area are also most welcome to apply. 

Pre-Master's program

Available for both Research University students and students of a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO).

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060*€ 11,000

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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