Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Program Description

Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research)

The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year Research Master’s programme that operates on the cutting edges between cognitive psychology and clinical neuropsychology. While cognitive psychology is geared towards general theories of brain function, neuropsychology focuses on individual patients with brain damage, whose condition can often provide us with new insights into how the human brain works. Combining these two approaches into one Master’s programme is unique in the Netherlands.

The programme in a nutshell


The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year research Master’s programme, combining in-depth courses about cognitive function in the general and clinical populations with broad-based general and neuroscientific research skills.

Features of the curriculum include:

  • Elective courses (3)
  • Seminars
  • Research internship
  • Writing a Master’s thesis

Career prospects

A job as... a researcher, a psychogeriatric research consultant, a human factors consultant

Ultimately you will be trained to become a versatile and skilled researcher who is capable of pursuing a successful career in the Netherlands or internationally within universities, research institutes or a clinical setting. The pharmacological industry also offers good job opportunities for Cognitive Neuropsychological researchers.

Neuropsychologist in a clinical setting (Dutch students)

Within the Research Master's in Cognitive Neuropsychology Dutch students have the possibility to enhance their study programme by doing a clinical internship. In combination with the courses already in the programme and some of the elective courses, this will enable them to live up to the admission requirements for the Dutch GZ-opleiding after graduating from the Research Master's programme. In addition to the general requirements for this Master's programme, there are also specific requirements for the clinical internship.

Who is the Master’s for?

We require our students to be highly motivated and to have a genuine interest in research in the field of Cognitive Neuropsychology. We are looking for students who are committed and who have potential for growth.

Admission requirements

  • An academic bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Medicine or a closely related subject area. Also eligible to apply are students in the final year of their academic bachelor’s program, or equivalent, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to the start of the Master's programme in September. These students will have to provide a provisional record of courses and grades, signed by the university's student administrator.
  • Good grades: Your average grade for your academic bachelor's is 7.5 or higher (or international equivalent, e.g. a B or a GPA of 3.3), with an 8 (B+) or higher for your final thesis.
  • Proficiency in English. Please take a close look at the language proficiency requirements.
  • An active interest in research as indicated by the type of courses attended at undergraduate levels (i.e. a strong presence of science-oriented courses and skill-oriented practical classes).
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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1,984 EUR
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Netherlands - Amsterdam
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Netherlands - Amsterdam
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for EEA students; €13.400 for Non-EEA