Research Internship Ungraded
The second part of the one-year master’s program (from period 3 onwards), is devoted to arranging and conducting 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. Students commence their internship with the writing of a research proposal. Students complete the master’s program by writing a thesis on research undertaken during their internship.
The internship can be undertaken at the institute where the clinical internship is carried out or at Maastricht University. 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.
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Conducting a supervised empirical research project and summarising 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.