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  Research master Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, specialisation in Drug Development and Neurohealth


Maastricht University    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

Full time September MSc, Other 2 years full time
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27) Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, specialising in Drug Development and Neurohealth. Dive into the intriguing world of brain drugs and diseases, exploring the nuances of drug effectiveness and individual vulnerabilities. This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical research and development, medicinal nutrition, and personalised healthcare. Engage with industry experts and regulatory agencies, gaining hands-on experience in drug discovery, clinical trials, and biomarker development. The internship opportunities are vast, allowing you to conduct cutting-edge research globally. With a strong multidisciplinary team of experts, including neuroscientists and pharmacologists, you will delve into core courses covering various brain disorders and mechanisms. Prepare for a successful scientific career, with over 90% of graduates securing desired positions within months of graduation. If you have a bachelor's degree equivalent to a Dutch university qualification, seize this opportunity to propel your career in neuroscience and drug development.

About the course

Which brain drugs does our society need most? Do drugs work the same in everyone? What makes someone vulnerable to brain diseases? What makes them receptive to drug effects? Can we predict drug effects in the brain? Can diet be as effective as drug treatment? How do we translate new R&D knowledge into a start-up company? Drug Development and Neurohealth provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. You will interact with industry and regulatory agencies. The overarching theme is the pipeline of drug research & development from design of the molecule to its applications in healthcare settings.

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Entry Requirements

Students need to have a bachelor’s degree that is equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor’s degree. In order to determine if a bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor’s degree, the Board of Admissions makes use of NUFFIC diploma recognition. NUFFIC issues recommendations on the value of higher or secondary education diplomas obtained outside the Netherlands. Where possible, the foreign diploma is compared to a Dutch diploma.


Fees

Academic year 2024/25
The statutory fee for this programme is: € 2,530
The institutional fee for this programme is: € 19,100
The statutory part time fee for this programme is: not applicable
The institutional part time fee for this programme is: not applicable

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