A masters degree in neuropsychology teaches students on methods of designing and conducting clinical research, studying psychotherapy as well as imparting counseling techniques to students. For some universities offering the program, classes that teach students on the brain anatomy and function as well as the diagnosing problems in mood, memory and personality disorders may be taught. For all the classes, extensive practical lessons are encouraged to give the student the hands-on experience that will prepare the student for the real world.
A masters degree in neuropsychology prepares students to take up careers as: medical researchers, teachers and as counselors. These jobs are available in government agencies, private practices and research laboratories. Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology and focuses on the relationship between the brain and human behavior. Therefore, the students are expected to have a deep understanding of the brain function and anatomy. Observation of people and conducting research on various research questions is the most preferred way of learning human behaviors and finding solutions to identified problems.
Clinical experience is often mandatory before students graduate from this masters program. The program takes either two or three years for completion depending on if one is studying full time or part time. On clinical practice, the students often work with patients who have suffered brain injuries. Since the program is highly specialized, a masters degree is the minimum requirement before they can venture into the field.
Starting in the. 2015-16, the CdLM in Psychology of cognitive processes will include a first-year unit path and the opportunity to choose, on enrollment to the second year, for the international path "Cognitive Psychology and Psychophisiology". [+]
The Master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology is a two-year Research Master’s programme that operates on the cutting edges between cognitive psychology... [+]
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:... [-]
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.... [-]