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Career prospects Cognitive Neuropsychology

As a master psychologist in cognitive neuropsychology, you focus on people’s mental well-being, which is a broader domain than just people’s mental healthcare. Cognitive Neuropsychologists are employed in the broad domain of mental health services, politics, and schools.

The work field of Cognitive Neuropsychology

As a master psychologist in cognitive neuropsychology, you cover a broad field of expertise, which means you can be employed in the broad domain of mental health services, politics and schools. Due to the shortage of cognitive neuropsychologists in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, alumni fairly easily find a job after graduation. For more information see and

Domains where you can work

Graduates can work for example as (cognitive neuro) psychologist,  researcher or trainer at:

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

Alumni facts

  • Less than one month between graduation and first paid job
  • Average gross monthly salary one year after graduation: €2,888.-
  • 91% would do the same program again at the same university
  • 100% would (definitely) recommend this program to friends, family and colleagues

National Alumni Survey, 2020 |n = 11

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc track Cognitive Neuropsychology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application