Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology: research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Are you interested in different perspectives on psychopathology and ready to unravel trends in brain and behavior?

Do you want to gain an in-depth insight in the developmental origins of mental health and clinical presentation of disorders? Then the Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology Research Master may be the right Master's programme for you!

This Master's programme gives you the opportunity to work on theoretical and practical problems, through a diversity of learning activities and settings. In a small scale teaching setting, as a student at the Research Master's in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology you will learn about the etiology, the development and course of psychopathology and cutting edge psychologically informed methods for its prevention and treatment. The best researchers in this field will present high-quality teaching on the newest insights on the relation between mental health, biological endowments and environmental resources, the neuropsychological substrate and human relationships, and adaptive and maladaptive developmental pathways.
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diplomaMSc Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • Small scale teaching
  • You are assigned an individual mentor who provides you with personal guidance and supervision.
  • You will be able to work on research projects with a strong international focus.

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1e jaar In the first year of the programme, courses will focus on the integration of clinical and developmental perspectives of psychopathology, to achieve a thorough theoretical understanding of the developmental origins of mental health and the clinical presentation of disorders. Besides this, you will learn the most basic skills in conducting epidemiological research.
2e jaar In the second year, you will further deepen your knowledge on mental health. The first two courses focus on the further development of your clinical research skills and the application of research in applied and basic neuroscience. The neuroscience approach to mental health focuses on the relationship between brain and behavior.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
30% theorie
30% praktijk
Graduates of this Research Master's will have gained state-of-the-art knowledge related to several domains contributing to the multi- and interdisciplinary field of psychopathology sciences. Ultimately, our research is aimed to further the development and innovation of preventive and treatment methods, in order to reduce the personal suffering of patients with mental disorders. This Master's gives you the opportunity to contribute as well.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
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.


A personal interview may be part of the application procedure if the committee judges it necessary

Soon after we have received your request for admission you will be sent the selection assignment. This involves the study of an empirical scientific article and the discussion of research ideas related to it. You will have two weeks to complete the assignment and return it to us. The Admissions Committee will then evaluate your assignment, as well as the information you provided with your request of admission. You will be notified of the result in two weeks time, and we also notify the central student administration, so they can update your status in Studylink.

GPA of 7.5 (e.g. B) or higher, with an 8 (B+) or higher for your final thesis


Completed introductory level course in clinical diagnosis and assessment of mental health problems and risks

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a Master's programme at VU University Amsterdam are:

IELTS: 6.5 - please note that candidates must take the Academic test and not the General one!
TOEFL paper-based test: 580
TOEFL Internet-based test: 92-93
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C
Vu-test English-language proficiency: TOEFL ITP

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or Education / Related academic bachelor's degree (approved by the admissions committee)

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation from a professor of the university at which the applicant has undertaken the primary degree.

A written motivational letter, explaining the choice for this Research Master

inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel3.73.7


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology: research aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 12 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completing the Research Master's Degree in Clinical and Developmental Research,you will be in an excellent position to undertake PhD studies.You will also be able to be involved in translational research conducted in the field of practice or in applied research centers.Around 50% of our graduates are likely to be employed as researchers in positions at universities and research institutes,but especially in research positions bridging the gap between universities and mental health services.
On average, the Vrije Universiteit offers two PhD positions to our RM students. In past years, overall around 40% of our students secured a PhD position. Others mostly went on to work in clinical practice, using their solid academic basis to improve treatment and care within the field of psychopathology.

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