This specialisation focuses on adult psychopathology. This field within psychology is studied from a scientific point of view. In this Master’s program, we examine in particular the more complex varieties of psychopathology within an urban context.
As we are located in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, this urban environment is often our field laboratory for our research and findings. In this urban context, complex psychopathological problems, like crime-related issues, personality disorders and addictions often occur.
You are eligible for admission to the Master’s program if you have obtained a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree in Psychology from a research university. You are also expected to have obtained at least:
- 15 ECTS in courses related to the preferred field of your specialisation;
- At least 15 ECTS in statistics courses and at least basic SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) skills. You are expected to be familiar with the following statistical techniques (and be able to apply them in SPSS): descriptive statistics, correlation, hypothesis testing, between-subjects versus within-subjects designs, multiple regression, 1-factor and 2-factor ANOVA, repeated measures-ANOVA, MANOVA, GLM, psychometrics, non-parametric testing.
A good command of English is essential.
You might be exempted from presenting the proof of English proficiency, please check our website for all of the exceptions.
In addition to the credentials mentioned above, the Admissions Board will also take into account your academic performance, i.e. your grades. Please note that there is no minimum score or average grade mentioned; your application will be assessed against the pool of applicants of the given year.
If you would like to know more, please send an information request or click on the institute's web page.
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The curriculum of the Master’s program Clinical Psychology consists of a series of course periods. In the first half, every course period covers one so-called ‘block’ and one practical training. Every block covers a specific psychological theme. All the activities that you will undertake during this period, i.e. lectures, tutorials, and assignments, are related to this theme. In addition, every course period includes a practical skills training.
For the practical skills training, the Master’s program Clinical Psychology offers two different tracks: the ‘Research training track’ and the ‘Clinical training track’. You will have to choose one of them. NB: two is not an option. Please list your preference when you apply. The admission criteria do not differ for both tracks.
If you are interested in working in mental healthcare after your studies, we advise you to choose the ‘Clinical training track’.
If you envision a different career path, you could choose the ‘Research training track’. In case you are interested in pursuing a PhD position this path is a suitable option.
- EU: EUR 2.083
- Non-EU: EUR 14.900
Studying in a foreign country can be very expensive. Fortunately, the Dutch government subsidizes higher education which leads to lower tuition fees for students with a nationality from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). In recent years, more and more students from outside the EEA have decided to study in the Netherlands, resulting in a growing demand for academic scholarships.
Scholarships & funding
There are scholarships and grants for two groups:
1. Students from abroad, who wish to study at EUR or are already doing so;
2. Students studying at EUR, wishing to go abroad for a while during or after their current study program.
Request information to learn more about the available scholarship opportunities and to find out if you qualify.
About this institute
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) is home to a vast diversity of study programs and scientific disciplines: Public Administration, Pedagogical Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and...
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