Full course description
The second part of the one-year master’s program (from period 3 onwards), is devoted to conducting both a research internship and a clinical internship for students choosing the clinical option.
For the research internship students explore a research issue within their specialisation. Students choosing the clinical option of the Master’s degree in Neuropsychology will conduct their research internship in relation to a clinical topic. Conducting a research internship involves 1) writing a research proposal, preparing and planning the research 2) conducting the research project, 3) analyzing the results of the research project, and 4) individually writing a master’s thesis about the research.
The internship can be undertaken at the institute where the clinical internship is carried out, Maastricht University, or another university and/or external institution. 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 might be an external researcher at, for example, the institute where the student collected the data. One of the assessors must hold a PhD, the other can be a PhD student.
Information about research internships offered by external institutes or faculty members can be found AskPsy > Curriculum > Internship. This site also provides a detailed guide with practical information about the criteria for the research internship and the master’s thesis.
Students are able to conduct a supervised empirical research project and summarise the research results in the form of a master’s thesis.
The Research Internship can only be started when at least 8 credits of the compulsory courses have been obtained of the modules offered in periods 1 and 2. In addition:
- Certain Research Internships may require that practical or skills training(s) have been completed.
- R.W.J. Hollands