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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Are you interested in different perspectives on psychopathology? Ready to unravel trends in brain and behaviour? Looking for in-depth insights into the developmental origins of mental health and clinical presentation of disorders?


Then the Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology Research Master’s may be the programme for you!

The programme gives you the opportunity to work on theoretical and practical problems, through varied learning activities and settings. In a small-scale teaching environment, you’ll learn about the etiology, development and course of psychopathology, as well as cutting-edge psychologically informed methods for its prevention and treatment.


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Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

The two-year Research Master’s in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology provides you with the best possible preparation for a PhD research position.

 

Ultimately, the research at VU Amsterdam aims to further the development and innovation of preventive and treatment methods, in order to reduce the personal suffering of patients with mental disorders. This Research Master’s gives you the opportunity to contribute to that fascinating and important goal.

 

Excellent education
You’ll be taught by scientists who have all made unique contributions to the areas of research featured in the programme. They enjoy international recognition as prominent researchers in diverse fields of developmental and clinical psychology and associated disciplines. All members of the teaching staff receive consistently excellent evaluations. 

 

Education takes place on a small scale and is of the highest quality, with personal monitoring and mentoring. You’re assigned an individual mentor who will provide you with personal guidance and supervision. You’ll work on theoretical and practical problems through a series of seminars, practicals, research projects, presentations and lectures – in individual, group, and tutored settings. By choosing your own elective courses and research projects, you’ll define your own direction or approach. Your tutor, who is a scientific leader in their research area, will introduce you to their research group, and give you the feedback needed to become a successful scientist.

 

Internationally oriented
The programme also has a strong international orientation. It is taught entirely in English, with the staff including highly respected international researchers, and you’ll be able to work on research projects with a strong international focus. Plus, you’ll learn how to conduct scientific and translational research on an international level and in an international context.

Specific information about the courses can be found in the study guide.

 


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Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

On the one hand, you’ll have cutting-edge knowledge and expertise in epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of psychopathology, as well as mental health service planning and evaluation.


On the other hand, you’ll have excellent research skills, an analytical attitude and data/statistical skills – all of which will stand you in good stead for your future career.


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Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (Research)

Admissions Committee
The admissions committee will very carefully consider all applicants on their individual merits. In addition to reviewing study records (guideline is a grade average of 7.5 or higher which corresponds to a B or a GPA of 3.3), recommendations from universities and any other information relevant to academic achievement, the committee also looks for motivation, commitment, and potential for growth.
 
 

Minimal Requirements

  • Academic bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Education.  Also eligible to apply are applicants in the final year of their academic bachelor’s programme, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to the start of the Research Master’s programme in the fall (September).  These applicants have to provide a provisional record of courses and grades, signed by the University’s student administrator;
  • Students with a related academic bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) may also apply. The Admissions Committee will determine if the student has deficiencies that need to be amended before or during the programme;
  • Having completed an introductory level course in clinical diagnosis and assessment of mental health problems and risks. This requirement may be waived if the applicant agrees to complete a deficiency course in this area;
  • A written motivation explaining one’s application for the Master’s Degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology;
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professor of the University at which the applicant has undertaken the primary degree, whose credentials can be checked via Internet;
  • A personal interview may be part of the application procedure if the committee judges it necessary.

 

English knowledge requirements
Applicants must have good proficiency in the English language (an average IELTS result of 6.5 and a minimum result of 6.0 on all separate modules). Click here for an overview of the specific English proficiency requirements.

 

Application procedure
You can apply online via Studielink. For the application procedure see how to apply

 

The Admissions committee will evaluate your application, and in case of a positive decision, send you an official Admission letter. We will also inform the central student administration, and they will update your status in Studielink.


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Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 12690 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 12690 EUR / year

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