Utrecht University

Clinical Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15167
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Clinical Psychology programme from Utrecht University will enable you to develop into an academic professional. You have broad knowledge of contemporary scientific theories and instruments as well as skills related to prevention, psychotherapeutic treatment and policy formation in the area of psychological aspects of health, illness and psychopathology.
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

How can mental health problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent it from occuring, improve treatment results and prevent relapse?

These and similar kinds of questions you will address in the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology. You will acquire and develop fundamental knowledge and skills in evidence-based psychotherapies and become familiar with the research methods in the field of clinical psychology.
Driven by research and clinical experience
The lecturers from this Master’s programme from work in clinical practice and/or do state-of-the-art theoretical or applied research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice feeds the teaching approach.
Learn to work in a multi/disciplinary way
Clinical psychology is always interacting with other disciplines due to the context in which behavioural and health problems arise. Examples are medicine, biology, neurology, pharmacology, economics, sociology and social psychology. This will therefore be a considerable focus of attention. Some lectures will also be taught by (guest) lecturers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. And finally, you will often work in a multi-disciplinary context during your internship as well.
International character
The Clinical Psychology Master’s programme will mainly be taught in English. It is possible however to follow your seminars in Dutch. Our programme’s content and context have a strong international character and you will have plenty of opportunity for international orientation (thesis, internship, symposiums).
The NIP´s basic certificate in psycho-diagnostics
The clinical Master’s degree offers Dutch-speaking students the opportunity to acquire the NIP’s basic certificate in psycho-diagnostics (BAPD). You can also apply for different postgraduate programmes (Healthcare psychology; in Dutch: GZ-psycholoog) or pursue a doctoral degree. For international students, formal accreditation needs to take place at an individual level by the national union of psychologists.
Objective of the programme

This programme will enable you to develop into an academic professional. You have broad knowledge of contemporary scientific theories and instruments as well as skills related to prevention, psychotherapeutic treatment and policy formation in the area of psychological aspects of health, illness and psychopathology. You are familiar with research methods from mental healthcare and can translate that knowledge to practice. You know what it’s like to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Please note that starting September 2017 this programme will be the successor of the existing Clinical and Health programme.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Clinical Psychology And Health Promotion
  • Academic Professional Clinical And Health Psychology
  • Internship: Clinical And Health Psychology, Track Clinical Psychology
  • Master's Thesis Clinical And Health Psychology, Track Clinical Psychology
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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Academic Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a clinical orientation that fulfils the above requirements in terms of level, orientation and scope.

The competencies requested for this programme include: Psychological theories, Psychopathology, Assessment, Methods and statistics & Research report and communication techniques.

Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 15167 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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