M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Drug Development and Neurohealth

24 months
15800 EUR/year
3990 EUR/year
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Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Drug Development and Neurohealth from Maastricht University provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. 


At Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Drug Development and Neurohealth from Maastricht University you will interact with industry and regulatory agencies. The overarching theme is the pipeline of drug research & development from design of the molecule to its applications in healthcare settings.


The Drug Development and Neurohealth specialisation equips researchers with the skills needed for pharmaceutical drug discovery & development and personalised healthcare in neuroscience in academic, industrial, as well as governmental settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Clinical Assessment Instruments 
  • Developmental Psychopathology 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Human Neuroimaging
  • Psychosis
  • The Application of Cognitive Methods in Psychopathology Research
  • Mental Health and Happiness
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

First selection round deadline: 15 January


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your passport or your EU/EEA identity card: make a copy of the page with your personal details. 
  • A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma if you have obtained it. 
  • Your curriculum vitae. 
  • Letter of motivation, in English, max. 500 words. Make sure to indicate your chosen specialisation at the beginning of the letter.
  • Provide information about your academic background (Information Sheet Forensic Master + Research Master).
  • Ask for two academic references.
  • Copy of your language test with sufficient results (if applicable).
  • University bachelor's degree

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3990 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3990 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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