Full course description
The second part of the one-year master’s program (from period 3 onwards), is devoted to conducting a research internship that involves 1) writing of a research proposal, and preparing and planning of the research project, 2) conducting the research project, and 3) analyzing the results of the research project. This work will result in an individually written 4) master’s thesis. Step 1 will be done in period 3, steps 2 to 4 from period 4 onwards.
The internship can be carried out at Maastricht University, at an external research institute or at other, more practically oriented institutions. In all cases, a student’s research proposal and master’s thesis will be evaluated by two assessors. At least one of these assessors is a staff member at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). The other assessor can be an external researcher. One of the assessors must hold a PhD, the other can be a PhD candidate.
Information about research internships offered by faculty members can be found on AskPsy > Curriculum > internships/ stages.
Each specialisation has its own internship coordinator:
Legal Psychology: Kim van Oorsouw
Phone (043) 38 84050, 40 Universiteitssingel East, Room 3.767,
Health and Social Psychology: Ghislaine Schyns
Phone (043) 38 84523, 40 Universiteitssingel East, Room 4.777a,
Work and Social Psychology: Robert van Doorn
Phone (043) 38 81926, 40 Universiteitssingel East, Room 4.765,
Developmental Psychology: Hans Stauder
Phone (043) 38 81933, 55 Oxfordlaan, Room 2.009,
Cognitive Neuroscience: Amanda Kaas
Phone (043) 38 82172, 55 Oxfordlaan, Room 2.019,
Research internships: Romain Hollands
Phone (043) 38 83421
Clinical internships: Ieke Winkens
Phone: (043) 38 84512,
Location: Universiteitssingel 40, East
This module is not applicable for students of the Master Neuropsychology that attend a clinical internship.
Students are able to understand:
- conducting a supervised empirical research project and summarising this research in a master’s thesis.
The Research Internship can only be started when at least 8 credits of the compulsory core courses have been obtained of the modules offered in periods 1 and 2. Furthermore, academic research skills (4075) must be submitted and the research proposal must be assessed as sufficient by both assessors and must be ethically approved before the start. In addition:
- certain Research Internships may require that practical or skills training(s) have been completed.