M.Res. On Campus

Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology - Research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
11606 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in different perspectives on psychopathology and ready to unravel trends in brain and behavior? Do you want to gain an in-depth insight in the developmental origins of mental health and clinical presentation of disorders? Then the Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology - Research MRes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam may be the right Master’s programme for you! 


The Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology - Research MRes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam gives you the opportunity to work on theoretical and practical problems, through a diversity of learning activities and settings. 

In a small scale teaching setting, as a student at the Research Master’s in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology you will learn about the etiology, the development and course of psychopathology and cutting edge psychologically informed methods for its prevention and treatment. 

The best researchers in this field will present high-quality teaching on the newest insights on the relation between mental health, biological endowments and environmental resources, the neuropsychological substrate and human relationships, and adaptive and maladaptive developmental pathways.

Career prospects

  • After completing the Research Master’s Degree in Clinical and Developmental Research, you will be in an excellent position to undertake PhD studies. You will also be able to be involved in translational research conducted in the field of practice or in applied research centers. 
  • Around 50% of our graduates are likely to be employed as researchers in positions at universities and research institutes, but especially in research positions bridging the gap between universities and mental health services. 
  • On average, the Vrije Universiteit offers two PhD positions to our RM students. In past years, overall around 40% of our students secured a PhD position. Others mostly went on to work in clinical practice, using their solid academic basis to improve treatment and care within the field of psychopathology. 

Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychopathology 
  • Epidemiological Research
  • Theory of Therapeutic and Preventive Intervention
  • Randomized Controlled Trials 
  • Scientific Writing and Presenting Systematic 
  • Reviews and Meta-analyses of Psychological Interventions 
  • Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or Education
  • Related academic bachelor’s degree (approved by the admissions committee)
  • Completed introductory level course in clinical diagnosis and assessment of mental health problems and risks
  • GPA of 7.5 (e.g. B) or higher, with an 8 (B+) or higher for your final thesis
  • A satisfactory result in the entrance assignment (see below)
  • Proven proficiency in English, see language proficiency requirements
  • A written motivational letter, explaining the choice for this Research Master
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor of the university at which the applicant has undertaken the primary degree

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11606 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11606 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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