Master On Campus Blended

Clinical Psychology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
15500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Clinical Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on psychopathology within adults, with the scientific approach as a central element.


Why study this master programme?

- This is an intensive programme with an emphasis on applied psychology based on scientific evidence. 

- It is oriented toward problem-solving, and you work in small groups to solve clinical psychological issues (i.e., ).

- The programme offers a strong emphasis and first-rate preparation for a career in the mental health field, (higher) education, or (scientific) research.

- The programme is taught in English.

What is this master track about?

This master track focuses on adult psychopathology. This field within psychology is studied from a scientific point of view. In this programme, we examine in particular the more complex varieties of psychopathology within an urban context. As we are located in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, this urban environment is often our field laboratory for our research and findings. In this context, complex psychopathological problems, like crime-related issues, personality disorders and addictions often occur.


The curriculum of the master programme Clinical Psychology at Erasmus University Rotterdam  consists of a series of course periods. In the first half, every course period covers one so-called ‘block’ and one practical training. 

Every block covers a specific psychological theme. All the activities that you will undertake during this period, i.e. lectures, tutorials, and assignments, are related to this theme. In addition, every course period includes a practical skills training.


If you have followed the research training track, the master Clinical Psychology prepares you for a career as a policy researcher or advisor at institutions conducting research on addictions, like the Trimbos instituteOpens external or NIVELOpens external. Moreover, you are able to work in the forensic field or at governmental institutions. 

Furthermore, some graduates work as a policy advisor for mental health care institutions or health insurance companies. Those interested in pursuing a PhD position will find this master track a suitable option as well.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Addiction
  • Personality Disordders
  • Electrophysiology
  • Practical Neuroimaging
  • Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Severe Mental Illness in Urban Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

You are eligible for admission to the master programme if you have obtained a bachelor or undergraduate degree in Psychology from a research university. You are also expected to have obtained at least:       

  • 15 ECTS in courses related to the preferred field of your specialisation;
  • At least 15 ECTS in statistics courses and at least basic SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) skills.You are expected to be familiar with the following statistical techniques (and be able to apply them in SPSS): descriptive statistics, correlation, hypothesis testing, between-subjects versus within-subjects designs, multiple regression, 1-factor and 2-factor ANOVA, repeated measures-ANOVA, MANOVA, GLM, psychometrics, non-parametric testing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €2,168 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €15,500 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

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


For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:

  • Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
  • L-EARN for impact Scholarship
  • Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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