Computational Cognitive Science

SubjectScience, Psychology


Type of DegreeMSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 18,500

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The Master’s degree programme in Computational Cognitive Science focuses on Cognitive Science and its applications. By knowing more about cognition you can for example improve the communication between humans and complex computer systems, by using language and speech technology or by developing simulation models of users.

Human-Machine Communication (HMC) is aimed at providing you with fundamental insights into human cognition and at teaching you how to use this knowledge in applied settings, such as tutoring systems, speech technology and human-computer and human-robot interaction.

Career prospects 

  • Industrial research & development departments or usability labs
  • Companies where computer software and new media applications are made
  • User interface design experts, usability testers, interaction designers
  • If you specialized in speech and language technology, you can find a job at a telecommunication company
  • Work as a researcher at a university (PhD) or a private research institute, like TNO. About 50% of our students choose a career as a scientist, mostly PhD.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Artificial Intelligence or Psychology provided you have completed certain specific courses such as Variance Analysis
  • If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a different field the Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master’s degree programme. In the admission procedure we will check if your Bachelor’s degree gives you sufficient foreknowledge to get to the level of a Bachelor’s degree Artificial Intelligence within six months

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