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Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology


This master specialisation is grounded in the neurosciences relevant to clinical neuropsychology with a strong focus on evidence-based practice. This means that in the programme students are taught to focus on the conscientious, explicit and well-judged use of current best scientific evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients in terms of diagnostics, prognostics and interventions (the ‘scientist-practitioner’-model).


The specialisation is attractive not only if you wish to become professionally active in the field of clinical neuropsychology, for instance as a Health Care psychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist or Clinical Psychologist. The programme is also suitable if you are interested in a scientific career. You are involved in the neuropsychological assessment, treatment and guidance of patients with brain damage.


The curriculum of 60 EC offers a variety of courses and a supervised master thesis. The specialisation consists of:

  • 4 mandatory courses (20 EC)

  • thesis (20 EC)

  • practical internship (10 EC) ánd 10 EC elective course(s) or a clinical practical internship (20 EC)


On Thursday, January 26th, 2017 master’s students enrol for all courses at the Master’s introduction and course enrolment day. At this day the attendance of first year master’s students in Psychology is required if they start with a master’s programme.
Master’s course registration

First Year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Either two courses in Adult and Old Age or in Child Neuropsychology are compulsory

Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice 5
Adult and Old-Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment 5
Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 5
Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 5

Compulsory components

Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology 5
Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical Training 5
Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology 20

Choose one of the following options as an internship

If you choose to do an internship of 10 EC, add 10 EC electives.
See overview of all electives

Practical Internship Psychology 10
Internal Practical Internship 10
Research Internship Psychology (MSc) 10
Clinical Practical Internship Psychology 20

Recommended elective(s):

See overview of all electives

Trainers Course Communication Skills 10

More info

Additional information



Drs. Ilse Schuitema Janice Sandjojo

Thesis coordinator

Drs. Ilse Schuitema
Dr. Esther Habers

Internship coordinator

Ineke van der Ham, PhD

Student representative

Find your student representative in the overview of programme committee members: Student representative

General coordinator

Prof. Dr. Huub Middelkoop