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Cognitive Neuropsychology

1 year English Starts end of August

Become an expert on the relationship between brain and behavior. Cognitive Neuropsychology operates on the crossroads of various psychological disciplines, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and applied neuroscience. Cognitive Neuropsychologists find employment in the broad domain of (mental) health services, schools and companies. This program is a track of the MSc Psychology and Mental Health.

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Program and courses

Focus on the relationship between the brain and behavior in humans.

  • Disorders that are addressed include epilepsy, autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cerebrovascular diseases, and brain tumors. Emphasis throughout the program is on the biological origins and the brain mechanisms underlying these disorders.
  • You will acquire in-depth knowledge and skills on both the assessment of these disorders, and on interventions aimed at treating them.
  • Opportunities to do an external or internal internship, acquire the basic registration of psychodiagnostics (BAPD), and to fulfill the criteria for the registration of the association LOGO (Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Opleidingsinstellingen). The internal internship concerns assessment by means of neuroscience methods, such as EEG.
  • Learn to conduct independent research in the field of cognitive neuropsychology using state-of-the-art neuroscientific methods.

Typical courses are:

  • Developmental Neuropsychology 
  • Neuropsychology of Aging
  • Assessment for Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Interventions for Cognitive Neuropsychology

More  on the program and courses

  • John Neuber

    John Neuber

    Master's student

    "This program combines clinical practice with a scientific background, which is important to me, since I want to apply strategies that support my clients in the best possible way. The professors are open to questions, but still challenge the students academically. Additionally, the guidance during the internship is aimed at maximizing the experience you get during your time as an intern."

  • Marjolein Neleman

    Marjolein Neleman

    Master's student

    "I chose this Master's because of the internship you will be doing. I think the great thing about this program is that the teaching material is applied to the clinical perspective of neuropsychology. During the Master's thesis you have the option to choose a focus on clinical or scientific research."

  • Andra Jakab

    Andra Jakab

    Master's student

    "The most interesting experience I had during this program was the internship at a clinic. I learned to work with patients from the start to the end. I experienced that it is a great responsibility, but also that it brings a lot of joy to help people."

Career prospects

Cognitive Neuropsychologists can be employed in the broad domain of mental health services, politics and schools.

  • In mental health care institutions you will pay attention to patients in the acute (hospital) stage, and in the later, chronic phases, which are inflicted with disorders and diseases like stroke, brain tumors or traumatic brain injury.
  • Another part in mental healthcare consist of disorders that are not commonly treated in hospitals but rather in the generalistic basic healthcare. Your expertise as a cognitive psychologist will bridge the gap between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

More on the career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master's program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Lifespan and Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

  • The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a master's degree from a Dutch university.
  • Excellent non-EU/EEA students will be granted a tuition fee waiver up to the EU/EEA fee.

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