Brain Science

The human brain may look like a simple mass of jelly, but it actually is an amazingly complex network made up of billions of neurons and other cells. This network is responsible for how we experience and interact with the world. Are you curious how the brain perceives, feels, remembers, and behaves? Do you want to discover how habits and lifestyle choices can be implemented to improve brain health? Do you want to contribute to better treatments for brain diseases, like dementia and Alzheimer’s? Are you ready to unlock the power of the brain? Then the bachelor's in Brain Science is the right programme for you!

To truly grasp how the brain works, you need to understand many things at once. This one-of-a-kind bachelor’s programme combines the captivating fields of psychology, biology, math, and computational science. Mastery of these fields is required, because processes on all these levels are happening simultaneously when we think, feel, act, remember, or perceive.

The idea of combining different perspectives on the same brain functionality is called ‘transdisciplinarity’. With this unique approach, a bachelor’s degree in Brain Science will make you a truly transdisciplinary brain scientist.

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Brain Science Experience Days

An Experience Day allows you to experience what it is like to be a Brain Science student. You will attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by experienced students who will be happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life. Find an Experience Day via the button on the right >>>

A collaboration between faculties

The bachelor Brain Science is a brand new transdisciplinary bachelor’s programme offered in collaboration between:

  • Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

This programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).