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Cognitive Neuropsychology - Research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

24 months
11606 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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The Cognitive Neuropsychology - Research MRes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a two-year Research Master’s programme that operates on the cutting edge between cognitive psychology and clinical neuropsychology. 


While cognitive psychology is geared towards general theories of human functioning, neuropsychology focuses on individual patients with brain damage, whose condition can often provide new insights into how the human brain works. Combining these two approaches into one Master’s programme is unique in the Netherlands. 

The Cognitive Neuropsychology - Research MRes programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam combines in-depth courses about normal and abnormal cognitive functioning across the life span with essential research skills in the neurosciences. You will learn how to interpret fascinating clinical cases using solid cognitive and neuropsychological theories, but also how to critically evaluate these theories. 

You will have the opportunity to make excursions into the emerging fields of educational neuropsychology, social cognition and other related research areas. Look at our selection of exciting scientific questions we are working on. After choosing the research master in cognitive neuropsychology you might be working on this as well!

Career prospects

  • Ultimately, you will be trained to become a versatile and skilled researcher who is capable of pursuing a successful career in the Netherlands or internationally within universities, research institutes or a clinical setting. 
  • The pharmacological industry also offers good job opportunities for Cognitive Neuropsychological researchers.  

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:

  • Medical Neuroscience and Neuroanatomy 
  • Aging and Age-related Disorders Programming for Psychologists
  • Seminar Cognitive Neuroscience Neuropsychiatry 
  • Elective 
  • Cognitive Electrophysiology
  • Elective 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Medicine or a closely related subject area.
  • Good grades: Your average grade for your academic bachelor's is 7.8 or higher (or the international equivalent, e.g. a A- or a GPA of 3.7).
  • An active interest in research as indicated by the type of courses attended at undergraduate levels (i.e. a strong presence of science-oriented courses and skill-oriented practical classes).
  • Create an enrollment application in Studielink
  • Complete your application in Vuweb
  • Pay the application fee (€100)
  • Copy of your valid passport or ID
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1 or 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Intent (Letter of Motivation)
  • Diploma(s): A copy of the original Bachelor's degree or certificate.
  • Transcript of records
  • Thesis (or alternative piece of academic writing)
  • A description of the relevant courses followed and literature used during your previous higher education

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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