PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
In the Neuropsychology Master’s program, you will learn the knowledge and skills needed to assess and treat cognitive disorders resulting from brain dysfunction. You will develop into an academic professional, who can apply the latest scientific models of functions such as perception, memory, and attention in clinical practice or to innovate assessment and treatment.
Depending on your previous education, after completing this Master’s program, you can continue your studies and:
- earn the Basic Psychodiagnostics Registration (BAPD) (in Dutch) from the NIP (Dutch Association of Psychologists Psychologists);
- meet the entry requirements for the Health Care Psychologist training program (in the Netherlands).
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
This Master’s program prepares you for a position in the field of clinical neuropsychology or a research position at a health care institution or a university.
If your ambition includes a career in academic research, you can also apply for a research trainee position (aio) and earn a Ph.D.
- What does the work entail?
As a research trainee, you will spend four years conducting research at a university in the Netherlands or abroad. This will include writing scientific publications and teaching university courses. After earning your Ph.D., you may be able to continue working in a research position.
THE JOB MARKET
Potential careers include:
- neuropsychologist in a clinical setting
Neuropsychologists work in a variety of institutions, including:
- (psychiatric) hospitals
- rehabilitation centers
- nursing homes
- pharmaceutical companies
WHAT DOES THE WORK ENTAIL?
As a neuropsychologist in a clinical setting, you will examine patients, conduct tests, interpret test results, draw up diagnoses and find suitable treatment methods. You will often be a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Depending on your previous education, the program satisfies the requirements for the NIP (Dutch Institute for Psychologists) diagnosis registration and the enrolment requirements for the Health Care Psychologist program.