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Career prospects Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

As a graduate of the master Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, you are ready to contribute to the development of technological applications and at the same time reflect on implementation from a cognitive, neuroscientific, and ethical perspective.

Knowledge and skills

You will gain knowledge and understanding of the scientific and technologic principles underlying research in CS & AI, and of specialist tools to design, analyze, implement, and verify CS and AI systems. You will be able to apply this knowledge through formulating project plans for specific open problems in the field of CS & AI and to formulate and validate models and hypotheses.

Besides that, you will be able to translate academic knowledge into social, professional, economic and ethical contexts and to communicate on CS and AI related matters, e.g. research findings, to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

You will be well equipped to continue to study CS and AI research developments and contribute to innovation, both in academia and industry.

Job options

Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly evolving discipline and graduates have excellent job prospects. There is a great demand for graduates with academic knowledge and skills related to AI worldwide.

Knowledge and skills in the field of AI are of great value to,  for instance; e-services, virtual intelligent assistants in healthcare, training/education, governance, smart design, smart industry, computer aided decision-making and consumer intelligence.

Some career options:

  • Intelligent software developer 
  • Social robot developer 
  • Technology consultant 
  • AI Researcher 
  • Machine Learning / AI / Software engineer 
  • Software developer or architect  
  • Information analyst 
  • Business Intelligence specialist  
  • (Technical) policy advisor 

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application