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.
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.
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
see website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fpn/researchmaster
Last updated July 27, 2015