Neurosciences (research)


Biological Psychology studies the biological and genetic basis of human behavior. Theoretical knowledge of (molecular) genetics, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy is coupled to empirical research in population samples and in neurological and psychiatric patient groups. This yields an understanding of normal as well as abnormal brain function and behavior.

A substantial part of your training is devoted to practical skills with the techniques of genetic and psychophysiological research. Our courses in behavioral genetics are unique in the Netherlands. During these courses you learn to examine the role of genetic and environmental factors on individual differences in personality, lifestyle, and mental and physical health.

In the fields of behavior genetics and psychophysiology our department has a strong track record in training highly qualified scientific researchers. Job opportunities in these fields have been, and remain, very good. 


Level Master
Language English
Duration 2 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 120 EC
Faculty Faculty of Science
Neurosciences year 2
The first semester of the second year contains electives, to expand your
of certain areas. We have constructed two tracks, namely Clinical and
translational neurosciences, and Fundamental neurosciences, which give
you a
perfect start as a researcher in a particular field of neurosciences.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Internship Neurosciences II Ac. Year (sept) 25EC AM_471109
Literature Survey Neurosciences Ac. Year (sept) 8EC AM_471110
Advanced Clinical Neurosciences P1 6EC AM_1014
Advanced Neurogenomics P1 6EC AM_470717
Cellular Models for Brain Disorders P1 6EC AM_1218
Complex Trait Genetics P1 6EC AM_470733
Functional Brain Imaging P1 6EC AM_470715
Live Cell Imaging P1 6EC AM_470726
Neuron-Glia Interactions P1 6EC AM_1217
Developmental Neurobiology of the Vertebrate Brain P2 6EC AM_470713
Experimental and Clinical Neuroendocrinology P2 6EC AM_470700
Methods in Behavioral Neurosciences P2 6EC AM_470728
Neuro- and Psychopharmacology P2 6EC AM_470718
Neuronal Networks in Vivo P2 6EC AM_1001
Rhythms of the Brain P2 6EC AM_1003
Systems Neuroscience P2 6EC AM_470712
Neurophilosophy and Ethics P3 3EC AM_1018