Master's Thesis Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology


Course Objective

To actively conduct experimental research in cognitive (neuro)psychology
and report the results of this independent study in the master's thesis.

Course Content

Students choose a topic in line with their personal interests in
cognitive (neuro)psychology. Research fot the master thesis can be
conducted at the departments of Cognitive Psychology of Clinical
Neuropsycholgoy, an external research organization (eg., TNO), a
company, or an (international) university other than the VU University.

A specific research question, hypotheses and testable predictions are
formulated and reported to the department. Approval of this research
proposal bij the internal supervisor is required prior to the start of
the study. The internatl supervisor is a person from the academic staff
of the departments of Cognitive Psychology of Clinical Neuropsychology
who may be accompanied by an external supervisor if the research is
performed outside the department.

The research performed by the students provides the basis for the
master's thesis. The master's thesis is written in journal article style
and should be written at a level appropriate for submission to an
academic journal.

Method of Assessment

The thesis is evaluated on the basis of the quality of the student's
master thesis and the quality of student's performance during the
research. The thesis will be graded by two supervisors according to
eight generally acknowledged scientific criteria.


Not applicable.

Additional Information

Students are expected to have attended at least 10 colloquia before they
can receive their thesis grade. They have to hand in the filled out
colloquium card to the coordinator of the Wiliam James Graduate School.

General Information

Course Code P_MTHCCNP
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. R.J. Godijn
Examiner dr. R.J. Godijn
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself