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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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

 

Are you ambitious, self-critical and eager to learn? Are you curious about the psychology of people who come into contact with the law? And would you like to pursue a career in forensic mental health? Then Forensic Psychology might be the perfect programme for you. It will provide you with a mix of theoretical and empirical knowledge. You will study scientific literature in relation to real-life problems and work on projects in small tutorial groups. Furthermore, the programme includes hands-on training in forensic assessment, therapy and expert witness skills. After graduation, you will be qualified to work in prisons, forensic psychiatric facilities, police services, probation services, and in areas such as child protection and domestic violence.. ... [-]


MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation, you'll study the human brain and how it relates to cognition, perception and behaviour. The programme combines in-depth knowledge on human brain function and cognition with practical training in applying non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. [+]

MSc Psychology - Specialisation 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’.

  

Study key issues in perceptual and cognitive brain research How does our brain separate the sound of a Ferrari from the background noise of other car engines, or the face of a friend from other faces in a crowd? How do different parts of the brain interact when we perform everyday activities like riding a bicycle, typing a summary and drinking a cup of coffee? And how are fMRI signals related to neural activity? If these questions intrigue you, the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation of the master's in Psychology might be a good fit for you. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of human brain function and cognition, and you'll get practical training in the application of non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. Upon graduation, you'll be an expert in cognitive psychology as well as in neuroscientific methods, leaving you well-equipped for a career in applied and clinical research at universities, research institutes, educational institutes or commercial research organisations. Excellent staff, excellent facilities You will work within an international and multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, biologists, physicians, engineers, physicists, and computer scientists: all members of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (MBIC). This center offers a unique research infrastructure with the newest ultra-high field imaging facilities. The Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation focuses on the normal brain and the acquired knowledge directly contributes to clinical applications such as: neurofeedback for the treatment of depression brain-based communication in locked-in patients guiding brain recovery after stroke or brain injury [-]

MSc Psychology: Developmental Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Are you curious about how psychological and biological factors, The master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology will help you understand how certain behaviours and cognitive functions relate to a person’s psychological and biological constitution and the development of the brain. The cognitive-biological orientation of this programme is unique in Europe. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. [+]

MSc Psychology - Specialisation in Developmental Psychology

Are you curious about how psychological and biological factors, such as genetics and biochemistry, play a role in cognitive development? Do you want to investigate which factors contribute to the development of disorders such as autism or dyslexia? Are you interested in learning how to measure brain processes and use various diagnostic tools? Then the master’s specialisation in Developmental Psychology could be right for you. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. This will make you well-prepared to work as a psychologist or researcher in mental health or educational institutions. ... [-]

MSc Psychology: Health & Social Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

In the specialisation in Health and Social Psychology, you'll study behaviour and behavioural change using methods from clinical and social psychology. The main focus is on understanding how people’s personalities, cognitions and social environment influence their health and social functioning. [+]

MSc Psychology - Specialisation in Health & Social Psychology

Why is it so hard for some people to limit their alcohol consumption? Why do some people lose their temper easily? Do you like finding answers to questions such as these? And can you see yourself helping people change their habits? Then you should consider specialising in Health and Social Psychology. The main focus of this specialisation is on understanding how people’s personalities, cognitions and social environment influence their health and social functioning. You'll analyse the underlying mechanisms of unhealthy or antisocial behaviour using recent theories and models from various psychological disciplines. And you'll use this knowledge to set up behaviour-change programmes. After completing your master’s, you can become a researcher in an academic or applied health setting, or work in communication planning, health promotion or policy-making.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Neuropsychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

If you choose to specialise in Neuropsychology, you'll study normal and deviant behaviour in relation to brain structure and function. You'll particularly focus on congenital, acquired and degenerative brain dysfunctions, and their related neuropsychiatric disorders. The neuropharmacological mechanisms that underlie behaviour in health and disease will also be highlighted in the programme. By combining in-depth courses that provide theoretical knowledge with courses on advanced methodological and diagnostic skills, you'll obtain all the training you need to pursue a clinical or scientific career in this highly challenging domain. [+]

MSc Psycholog - Specialisation in Neuropsychology Are you fascinated by the relationship between the brain and behaviour? Would you love to learn more about neuropsychiatric disorders like attention deficits, schizophrenia and dementia? Are you curious about how certain drugs can influence the processing of information in our brain? Then you should consider specialising in Neuropsychology. The programme focuses on normal and deviant behaviour in relation to brain structure and function. You'll study congenital, acquired or degenerative brain dysfunctions; related neuropsychiatric disorders; and the neuropharmacological mechanisms that underlie behaviour. After you’ve finished your master’s, you'll be a versatile and skilled researcher capable of pursuing a successful career at a university, research institute, hospital, rehabilitation centre or pharmaceutical company. Programme Outline The programme has four compulsory courses that cover the basic neurobiological and cognitive affective mechanisms underlying the behaviour of healthy subjects and patients with neurological or psychiatric diseases: Brain damage: focuses on patients with brain damage whose condition can provide us with insights into how the brain works in relation to behaviour. Behavioural disorders: focuses on cognitive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric conditions and explores neuropsychological mechanisms and treatment strategies. Arousal and attention: introduces key theories about arousal and attention and integrates these with knowledge from psychopharmacology to understand related diseases, such as insomnia and ADHD. Aging: focuses on basic theories and neurobiological processes of age-related cognitive decline that is often found in dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. In addition to the core courses, you'll also get practical training focused on neuropsychological diagnostic skills and you'll be familiarised with psychological research methods. You'll receive training in designing and applying diagnostic and experimental instruments as well as in assessment procedures for analysing, interpreting and reporting on the data (obtained, for example, from simulation patients or experiments). During the second semester, you'll complete a research or clinical internship and write your master’s thesis. ... [-]

MSc Psychology: Psychology and Law

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

In the master’s specialisation Psychology and Law, you’ll learn how to apply principles from cognitive and – to a lesser extent – clinical psychology to issues in the legal system. Questions that are typical for Psychology and Law are: ‘How reliable are eyewitness testimonies?’ and ‘Do serious criminals have brain dysfunctions that make them permanently dangerous to society?’. Psychologists with a background in Psychology and Law ask questions that have direct relevance to the legal arena and conduct research to address these questions. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) Psychology - Specialisation in Psychology and Law

How reliable are eyewitness testimonies? Which tests can you use to detect malingers? And how do you predict the risk of recidivism? You'll explore topics like this in the specialisation in Psychology and Law. This programme, the only one of its kind in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, includes courses on topics such as lie detection, eyewitness testimonies, interrogation techniques and false confessions. By combining theory with practical skills, you’ll be equipped with all the training you need to pursue a career in police investigation units, juvenile offenders’ institutions, child protective services and high-security forensic facilities.>... [-]


MSc Psychology: Work and Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

In the master’s specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology, you’ll study how people behave in organisations and why they behave the way they do. The programme combines theoretical knowledge about organisational psychology with practical applications that can be implemented in organisations. [+]

MSc Psychology - Specialisation in  Work and Organisational Psychology

Which working conditions help prevent mental fatigue? What determines the effectiveness of a team? And how do you stimulate innovation? These are the types of questions you'll be asking if you specialise in Work and Organisational Psychology. The programme covers topics such as human resources, human organisation and work psychology. You’ll also attend a series of workshops that specifically focus on practical skills, such as applying job analyses and measuring human performance. After you’ve obtained your master’s, you’ll have all the preparation you need to become an organisational psychologist. But you could also pursue an academic career, studying the psychology of work and organisations. You'll learn how to answer questions such as: Which working conditions prevent mental fatigue? What motivates people? What determines the effectiveness of a team? What is leadership? How would you develop a satisfactory selection system for, say, air traffic controllers? Which factors improve the quality of working life for the elderly? How do you stimulate innovation? Programme outline During the first semester, you'll take several courses and skills labs that will familiarise you with work and organisational psychology, particularly the cognitive issues of the domain. The courses you'll take are: Work psychology: focuses on individual and organisational outcomes of work behaviour. Issues such as job design and health and safety are also discussed. Human resources: addresses problems related to employee recruitment, selection and career development. Organisation and cognition: focuses on strategy, leadership, Innovation, team cognition, negotiation, change management and cultural diversity. Human performance: is centred on the question ‘How do people process information during the performance of tasks?’. In the second semester, you'll continue to develop professional skills, complete a research project and write your master’s thesis. Develop your professional skills One of the key features of the programme is its focus on skills development. Over an eight-week period starting in January, a series of assignments and workshops will stimulate further development of the primary competences of work and organistional psychologists. You’ll practice skills such as: needs analysis goal setting assessment intervention design communication You may work on the assignments in either a simulated or a real-life organisational setting. Afterwards, you'll complete an activity report in which you will reflect on your professional development. ... [-]

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