Career prospects

This Master’s programme prepares you for a position in the field of clinical neuropsychology, or a research position at a health care institution or a university.

Professional career

Potential careers include:

  • neuropsychologist in a clinical setting
  • researcher

Neuropsychologists work in a variety of institutions, including:

  • (psychiatric) hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • nursing homes

The organisations where our graduates end up are diverse, and include, for instance: UMC Utrecht, Altrecht, GGZ Centraal, Erasmus MC, Korsakovcentrum Slingedael, GGZ and Diakonessenhuis

What does the work entail?

For example:

As a neuropsychologist in a clinical setting you will examine patients, conduct tests, interpret test results, draw up diagnoses and find suitable treatment methods. You will often be a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Academic career

If your ambition includes a career in academic research, you can also apply for a research trainee position (aio) and earn a PhD.

What does the work entail?

As a research trainee, you will spend four years conducting research at a university in the Netherlands or abroad. This will include writing scientific publications and teaching university courses. After earning your PhD, you may be able to continue working in a research position.

Further education

Depending on your previous education, the programme satisfies the requirements for the NIP (Dutch Institute for Psychologists) diagnosis registration and the enrolment requirements for the Health Care Psychologist programme.

Career development

To help you prepare for your career and familiarise yourself with the labour market the programme, the faculty and Utrecht University offers several services and activities.

PhD Ceremony