Full course description
The second part of the second year of the research master’s programme is devoted to conducting a research internship. As a result of the many international research contacts that faculty members have established, a substantial number of students will conduct their research internship abroad. Students start their internship with the writing of a research proposal. Students finish the master’s programme by writing a thesis based on their internship research project.
The internship can be completed at Maastricht University or at external research institutes. In all cases, a student’s research proposal and master’s thesis will be evaluated by two assessors. At least one of these assessors must be a member of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), or the School of Business and Economics (SBE). Both assessors must hold a PhD degree.
A detailed guide on research internships and the master’s thesis can be found on AskPsy > Curriculum > Internships.
Each specialisation has its own internship coordinator:
- RM Cognitive Neuroscience:
Amanda Kaas, Cognitive Neuroscience (FPN),
Phone: (0)43 38 82172, 55 Oxfordlaan, Room 2.019,
- RM Fundamental Neuroscience:
Pilar Martínez, Psychiatry and Neuropsychology (FHML),
Phone: (0)43 38 81042, 40 Universiteitssingel, Room 2.574,
- RM Neuropsychology:
Michael Schwartze, Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (FPN),
Phone (043) 38 82802, 40 Universiteitssingel, Room A2.765,
For the clinical part:
Ieke Winkens, Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (FPN),
Phone (043) 38 84512, 40 Universiteitssingel, Room A2.761,
- RM Psychopathology:
Nicole Geschwind, Clinical Psychological Science (FPN),
Phone (043) 38 81487, 40 Universiteitssingel, Room 2.767,
- RM Drug Development and Neurohealth:
Jacco Briedé, Toxicogenomics,
Phone (043)3881094, 50 Universiteitssingel, Room 4.114,
Students are able to understand and apply:
conducting a (supervised) empirical research project and summarising the research and findings in the form of a master’s thesis.
The research internship cannot be started until:
- at least 60 credits have been attained during the programme;
- the above mentioned 60 credits must include the courses Advanced Statistics I and II.