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Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
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12690 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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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 Master from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam may be the right Master’s programme for you! 

Overview

The Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology Master 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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

108 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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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

    12690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12690 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 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.

Funding

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