Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Program Description

Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers fivespecialisations. The fivespecialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics) is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.

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Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Specialized in Psychopathology

The specialisation in Psychopathology (PP) provides students with the theoretical background and clinical insights necessary for future research in the various fields related to mental health, including experimental psychopathology, clinical psychology, and psychiatry.

Interactive core seminars cover biopsychosocial theories and state-of-the-art research on epidemiology, genetics, and psychological and neurobiological mechanisms. These concepts are crucial in understanding the onset, course, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders throughout the life cycle. In addition to the coverage of specific disorders, attention is paid to positive psychology and to broader issues and controversies, such as gender and cultural differences, the validity of experimental and animal models of psychopathology, and gene-environment interactions.

To promote the integration of scientific knowledge into clinical practice, the programme includes training in diagnostic and other clinical skills, as well as research experience in healthcare settings. Students will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including psychologists, psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and biologists.

Career Prospects


The purpose of the research master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is to prepare students to pursue a PhD study. Graduates in the specialisations Psychopathology and Neuropsychology who complete a clinical minor may also qualify to pursue advanced clinical training. The programme also provides a solid background for careers in a variety of other settings, which may include the following:

  • Scientific research and policy functions in research institutes
  • Somatic and mental health treatment institutions
  • Forensic institutes
  • Centres for education research and counselling
  • Insurance providers
  • Provincial and national government
  • Pharmaceutical, food, and medical technology industries

Admission Requirements

see website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fpn/researchmaster

Psychopathology
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
Information
Deadline
Mar. 31, 2017
or Jan. 14, 2017 (for students who intend to a apply for a Maastricht University scholarship)
Start date Sept. 1, 2017
Place
Netherlands Maastricht
Application deadline Mar. 31, 2017
or Jan. 14, 2017 (for students who intend to a apply for a Maastricht University scholarship)
End date Aug. 31, 2019
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
per year; €16000 for non-EU/EEA students
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