Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Introduction

Dear prospective student,

Thank you for your interest in our master's programme. Please use the form to request our newest study brochure 2016-2017.

We kindly invite you to the Master's Open Day on Saturday 10 October 2015! Detailed information can be found on the website.

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Res. Master in Cogn.& Clin. Neuroscience: Drug Development and Neurohealth

Campus Full time 24 months September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

This specialisation provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. It includes interactions with industry and regulatory agencies. [+]

Res. Master in Cogn.& Clin. Neuroscience: Drug Development and Neurohealth This specialisation provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. It includes interactions with industry and regulatory agencies. The overarching theme is the pipeline of drug research & development from design of the molecule to its applications in healthcare settings. Programme Outline The programme covers the process of bringing a new pharmaceutical drug to the market once a lead compound has been identified (drug discovery).It includes pre-clinical research (in-vitro/in-vivo) and clinical trials (in volunteers and patients) and obtaining marketing authorization.Molecular, biological, neuroanatomical, electrophysiological,and behavioural techniques as well as biomarker development into diagnostics,clinical trial methodology and pharmacovigilance are taught. Research The main research topics focus on clinical and pharmacological brain targets and biomarkers associated with affective-, neurodevelopmental-,neurodegenerative- and neurovascular disorders.Core courses are organized along these mechanisms/ disorders including practical training to acquire necessary laboratory skills.Specific workshops like 'Genes and Proteins', 'DrugMetabolism', 'Psychopharmacology' and'Pharmaco-epidemiology', provide additional technical knowledge. Internships During the programme, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists including biological psychologists, molecular biologists, pharmacists, neurobiologists, neuroanatomists, psychopharmacologists, psychiatrists and neuroimmunologists. These professionals participate in world-wide international networks of research in relevant fields at academia and industry. This offers excellent opportunities for internships at small, medium and large companies in biotechnology- and clinical research organisations, pharmaceutical- and nutrition industries as well as governmental organisations in food and drug regulation. Career Focus The Drug Development and Neurohealth specialisation equips researchers with the skills needed for pharmaceutical drug discovery &development and personalised healthcare in neuroscience in academic, industrial, as well as governmental settings. Is It Right For Me? Which brain drugs are most urgently needed in society? Do all drugs work the same in every individual or do we need to know the patients genotype (personalised healthcare)? Which genetic alterations make you more vulnerable to brain diseases and/or more receptive to drug effects in the brain? Can we develop biomarkers as diagnostics to predict drug effects in the brain?Can a change in diet or nutritional supplements be as effective as drug treatment? How do we translate new knowledge from R&D into astart-up company? If you are interested in such questions then Drug Development and NeuroHealth is the right choice. Students with different backgrounds can participate and become a trained neuroscientist equipped for up-to-date drug research. Therefore,motivated students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, biology, or life sciences are well suited to this programme. "The specialisation Drug Development and Neurohealth is an interdisciplinary programme, which offers a great opportunity to apply a wide range of molecular and clinical neuroscience methods, while the focus remains on improving mental healthcare.” Prof. Dr. Wim Riedel Coordinator Drug Development and Neurohealth At A Glance 24-month duration Year 1 | Core courses: Introduction to Molecular and Biochemical Techniques Introduction to Psychology Medical Needs & Failures, Target Discovery Drug Discovery Big data in drug discovery and development Safety & Drug Metabolism Clinical Development Registration and Pharmacovigilance Valorisation Neuropsychopharmacology Psychopharmacology Personalised Healthcare Biomedical Imaging Advanced Statistics I & II Year 2 | Core courses: Applied Therapeutics Research Grant Writing Research internship and master’s thesis [-]

Res. Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Fundamental Neuroscience

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Fundamental Neuroscience provides students with both the theoretical background and practical experience of researchers at the interface between neuroscience and psychology. [+]

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 five  specialisations. The five  specialisations 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 & Clinical Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience aims at understanding the neural basis of human cognition, perception and behaviour using the most ... [+]

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 five specialisations. The five specialisations 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 & Clinical Neuroscience: Neuroeconomics

Campus Full time Netherlands

Neuroeconomics is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour aiming at understanding human individual and social decision making by investigating their neuronal basis and underlying psychological processes. [+]

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 five specialisations. The five specialisations 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 & Clinical Neuroscience: Neuropsychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Neuropsychology focuses on understanding cognitive (memory, perception, planning, attention, psycho-motor functions) and ... [+]

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 five specialisations. The five specialisations 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 & Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Specialized in Psychopathology provides students with the theoretical background and clinical insights necessary for future research in the various fields related to mental ... [+]

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 five specialisations. The five specialisations 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.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The two-year Master of Science in Forensic Psychology (MSc) at Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, educates its students to become scientist-practitioners in the forensic mental health field. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) in Forensic Psychology

 

Forensic Psychology is the application of scientific and professional aspects of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. The two-year Master of Science in Forensic Psychology (MSc) at Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, educates its students to become scientist-practitioners in the forensic mental health field. 

 

This selective programme provides students with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge in forensic psychology through the educational concept of Problem Based Learning (PBL). Students study the literature in relation to real-life problems and work in small tutorial groups to meet their learning goals. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment and therapy skills. This combination makes this master’s programme unique.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The teaching programme - MSc Biological Psychology - Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience covers relevant topics of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS), and reflects the research expertise of the group ‘cognitive neuroscience’. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) Biological Psychology

 

The mutual influences of the psychological and biological fields on one another are at the centre of Biological Psychology. In Biological Psychology the ‘roots of our behaviour’ is studied, by relating all our actions, experiences and feelings to physiological, evolutionary and developmental mechanisms. Biological Psychology contains three specialisations from which students can select one.

  

MSc Biological Psychology - Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience

 The teaching programme covers relevant topics of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS), and reflects the research expertise of the group ‘cognitive neuroscience’. Students learn about CNS theories, and how to measure and interpret human brain activity, using imaging techniques to observe (fMRI, EEG/MEG), and modulate (TMS) the brain ‘at work’.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Developmental Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

In this MSc Biological Psychology - Specialized in Developmental Psychology programme, students learn all about what is needed, both biologically and environmentally, to develop cognitive functions .... [+]

MSc Biological Psychology

 

The mutual influences of the psychological and biological fields on one another are at the centre of Biological Psychology. In Biological Psychology the ‘roots of our behaviour’ is studied, by relating all our actions, experiences and feelings to physiological, evolutionary and developmental mechanisms. Many of these mechanisms are looked at in terms of brain functioning. In addition, students learn about the application of brain imaging techniques. Biological Psychology contains three specialisations from which students can select one.

 

 

MSc Biological Psychology - Specialized in Developmental Psychology

Developmental Psychology is the study of the development of behaviour and cognitive functions during the life-span, from infancy to old age. In this biological specialisation, the focus is especially on understanding how the development of certain behaviours and cognitive functions relates to a persons biological constitution and the development of the brain. Students are made familiar with current developmental theories and research findings from different fields and will get acquainted with brain imaging techniques such as Electroencephalography (EEG) and Event-Related Potentials (ERP).... [-]


MSc Psychology: Health & Social Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

In the MSc in Psychology - specialisation Health and Social Psychology, the nature, origin and maintenance of these and other ‘bad habits’ are studied, as well as the ways to change them. [+]

Applied Cognitive Psychology

The idea that people constantly use knowledge stored in the brain when interpreting the world around them is important for Cognitive Psychology. The computer plays a prominent and intriguing part in the research into the nature of cognitive processes and structures. It can be seen as an artificial brain that, if programmed correctly, can display ‘artificial intelligence’. Cognitive Psychology has an extensive range of application. Applied Cognitive Psychology contains three specialisations from which students can select one.

 

MSc Applied Cognitive Psychology-Specialized in Health & Social Psychology

Excessive smoking, overeating, and laziness are just some examples of unhealthy and undesirable behaviour. In the specialisation Health and Social Psychology, the nature, origin and maintenance of these and other ‘bad habits’ are studied, as well as the ways to change them. All kinds of unhealthy and undesirable behaviours will be studied in a multidisciplinary way. Although we study unhealthy and undesirable behaviours, it is important to know and realise that Health and Social Psychology does not train students to become a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist!... [-]


MSc Psychology: Neuropsychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The MSc Psychology - Specialisation Neuropsychology is focused on cognition, brain and behaviour in health and disease. [+]

The specialisation Neuropsychology is focused on cognition, brain and behaviour in health and disease. Emphasis is on the cognitive as well as affective functions, general intellectual abilities and bio-psychological mechanism in children, adolescents and adults. Both theoretical and applied questions are addressed to neural, cognitive, medical and psychological/psychosocial factors.

 

Programme Objective

The programme aspires to provide sound theoretical knowledge and insights, to acquire methodological and statistical skills and the practical experience which is necessary to pursue either a clinical or a research career in the broad domain of Neuropsychology.

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MSc Psychology: Psychology and Law

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

The aim of the MSc programme specialized in Psychology and Law is to make students familiar with typical themes from the PsyLaw domain. A central theme throughout the programme is memory ... [+]

Cognitive Psychology has an extensive range of application. The MSc in Applied Cognitive Psychology programme contains three specialisations from which students can select one.

 

 

Master of Science (MSc) Applied Cognitive Psychology - Specialized in Psychology and Law

Do criminals such as Marc Dutroux have a brain dysfunction making them permanently dangerous to society? Is Joran van der Sloot lying about his involvement in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and how can that be determined? How reliable are the testimonies made by victims of traumatic events? Questions like these form the basis of Psychology and Law (PsyLaw).

 

Psychologists with a background in PsyLaw address questions with direct relevance to the legal arena. The aim of the MSc programme specialized in Psychology and Law is to make students familiar with typical themes from the PsyLaw domain. A central theme throughout the programme is memory, and how it relates to, for example, the accuracy of eyewitness testimony.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Work and Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Netherlands Maastricht

Students completing the MScPsychology - Specialized in Work and Organisational Psychology programme have knowledge of the major content areas of work and organisational psychology with an emphasis on applied cognitive psychology. [+]

MSc Applied Cognitive Psychology - Specialized in  Work and Organisational Psychology

•How to design jobs?•What motivates people at work?•How can industrial accidents be prevented?•What determines team effectiveness?•How can someone’s ability to cooperate or to make decisions be evaluated?•Which factors improve the quality of working life for the elderly?•How should air traffic controllers be selected?•Which job conditions help prevent burn-out?•How can innovations be stimulated?

 

These questions illustrate some of the issues that are studied in the field of Work and Organisational Psychology. This specialisation combines theoretical preparation in cognitive aspects of work, personnel and organisational psychology with practical application in the aviation and transportation sector.... [-]


Contact

Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Address Universiteitssingel 40
6229 ER Maastricht, Netherlands
Website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fpn
Phone +31 43 388 1554