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Clinical Neuropsychology

1 year English Starts end of August

Become an expert on the relationship between the brain and behavior. Clinical Neuropsychology operates at the crossroads of various psychological disciplines, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, clinical neuroscience, and applied neuroscience. You will examine the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and brain conditions. This program is a track of the MSc Psychology and Mental Health (Psychologie en Geestelijke Gezondheid).

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of alumni is (very) satisfied with this program

National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n =26


in Psychology worldwide

Times Higher Education Ranking, 2024

Program and courses

Study the neurological and neuropsychological aspects of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and brain conditions, as well as the normal and pathological age-related changes in cognition, behavior, and brain. You will study these disorders and changes from the perspective of various psychological disciplines, such as clinical (neuro)psychology, clinical neuroscience, and applied neuroscience.

  • Address disorders such as epilepsy, autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebrovascular diseases. The emphasis throughout the program lies on the biological origins and the brain mechanisms underlying these disorders.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in both neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Learn to conduct independent research in the field of clinical neuropsychology using state-of-the-art neuroscientific methods with the scientist-practitioner model.
  • You will do an internship, which can be external or internal.
    • During the external internship you will work for an institution that cares for patients with neuropsychological complaints. These institutions include rehabilitation centers and institutions for general healthcare, elderly care, and youth care.
    • During an internal internship, you will work in a neuropsychological laboratory at Tilburg University.
  • If you do an external internship in the Netherlands, you can acquire the basic registration of psychodiagnostics (BAPD) and fulfill the criteria for the registration of the association LOGO (Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Opleidingsinstellingen). This also gives you a good connection to the postgraduate GZ training. 

Typical courses are:

  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychology of Aging
  • Assessment for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

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  • John


    Master's student

    "This program combines clinical practice with a scientific background, which helps me apply certain strategies that support my clients in the best possible way. "

  • Marjolein


    Master's student

    "I like that the teaching material is applied to the clinical perspective of neuropsychology. With your thesis, you have the possibility to choose either a clinical or scientific research focus."

  • Andra


    Master's student

    "During my internship, I experienced that working with patients brings responsibility, but also a lot of joy."

Career prospects

Alumni can easily find a job after graduation, due to the shortage of clinical neuropsychologists in the Netherlands and Europe. As a psychologist, trained in clinical 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.

  • In mental health care institutions you will attend to patients in the acute (hospital) stage, and in the chronic phases, as a result of disorders and diseases like stroke, brain tumors or traumatic brain injury.
  • In the generalistic basic healthcare, your expertise as a clinical neuropsychologist will bridge the gap between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

Example positions of graduates

  • Clinical Neuropsychologist at Helios Kliniken 
  • Psychologist at Surplus 
  • Neuropsychologist at University of Gent, Belgium 

Alumni facts

  •  On average 2 months until first paid job
  • 100% would choose the same Master’s program again, at the same university
  • Average gross monthly salary one year after graduation: €2,929.-
  • 96% is (very) satisfied with this program

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 26

More on the career prospects

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Application and admission

This Master's program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

Psychology with a specialization in, for example:

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

Tuition fees and scholarships

International students, please find all information about the tuition fees and the scholarships available.

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More information on this Master's program

Download the brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, housing and immigration matters, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

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