The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Students can choose from three tracks: Agents, Cognitive Processing, and Reasoning.
In this track, you will focus on the logical modelling, programming, and application of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.
The cognitive processing track focuses on how AI techniques can help to understand human behavior and cognition.
In this track, you will address the questions of what correct reasoning is, how people can rationally reason with incomplete and uncertain information and resolve conflicts of opinion, and how reasoning and language interact.
Mandatory courses for all students (22.5 EC)
-Methods in AI research (15 EC):
-Philosophy of AI (7.5 EC)
Mandatory courses per track (22.5 EC)
-Experimentation in psychology and linguistics
-Advanced topics in cognitive science
-Logic and language
-Logic and computation
Free choice (30 EC)
-Choose from the mandatory courses of all three tracks
-Do a research internship (7,5 or 15 EC)
-Choose master courses within or outside the UU (subject to approval)
-Choose courses freely from the following UU master programmes:
Thesis (45 EC)
The goal of this Research Master is train you to become a neuro, and/or cognition scientist. With ample knowledge of the scope of brain and cognitive functioning, you will be prepared to join an international research team investigating the brain.Study programme:
The core of the program consists of one mandatory, introductory course: Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Cognition. This course aims to provide starting N&C students, originating from various bachelor programs, with a firm background in the main topics in neuroscience, to introduce research groups involved in the master to facilitate internship selection and to give a first introduction into advanced neuroscience techniques.Specialisations:
- Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience
In this track, you will use state-of-the-art techniques to study the development, functioning, adaptation, and pathogenesis of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Research projects include the entire range of neuroscience topics from the level of the gene to the whole organism – from humans to animals and from ethology to behavioural disorders. The course content examines these topics on the molecular, cellular, network, and behavioural levels, focusing on patients with neurological and psychiatric conditions as well as the associated animal models.
- Cognitive Neuroscience
This track focuses on the relationship between the central nervous system and cognitive abilities. In your research projects, you may examine how the normal system functions and try to understand perception and motor behaviour in terms of the physical properties of the environment, or you might study the consequences of neuropathology on memory or attention. Taken together, this approach may lead to a better understanding of both normal and disordered functioning.
The Master’s programme in Game and Media Technology focuses on the technological aspects of gaming and multimedia in the context of computer science. It provides you with both fundamental and applied knowledge of the techniques for handling spatial data. You will gain the skills to perform research, analyse, and solve scientific problems — and to keep up with research progress in the fields of geometry, imaging, and virtual environments. It also incorporates such aspects as drama, style, and emotions, with a focus on the technical aspects. Simulating the physics, biology, and psychology of the real world and bringing it to life in multi-sensory simulations are major challenges you will explore in our dynamic programme.Study programme:
In the research programme of gaming and simulation, you will explore:
This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Game and Media Technology if you hold a bachelor degree of a Dutch University, if you show motivation and if you possess: