Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

2-year Master’s degree in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Programme director: Dr Bruno Lenne (bruno.lenne@univ-catholille.fr )

 

Research supervisors: Dr Bruno Lenne (Neuroscience), Dr Béatrice Degraeve (Neuropsychology), Dr Halima Mechéri (Behavioural Psychology)

 

Academic Calendar: 1st semester: from mid-September to mid-December, 2nd semester: from the beginning of January to mid-May.

Teaching Hours: 300 hours in the first year, 272 in the second year (+ 39 hours of supervision for the research project).

 

Language of Instruction: French

 

This Master’s degree course in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience prepares students to work as Psychologists specialising in Neuropsychology by giving them a solid knowledge of the neuropsychology of both children and adults. The course is both theoretical and practical, covering all the main aspects of the profession, with a particular emphasis on diagnosis, re-education and providing psychological support for patients.

We aim to train graduates who are competent professionals, able to respond to the challenges of Neuropsychology, both today and in the future. This is achieved by focussing the course on indispensable knowledge for professional practice and development as well as both undertaking and keeping up-to-date with fundamental research in cognitive neuroscience.

 

Entry Requirements

For the first year: Students must have a French bachelor’s degree in Psychology or an equivalent foreign qualification. They should have taken courses in Neuroscience during their undergraduate studies. Up to 25 applicants will be selected after interview and examination of their academic record. Non-native speakers of French should provide proof of level B2 in French on the European scale.

 

What next ?

This course prepares students to work in all areas of Neuropsychology with either adults or children. Graduates may either set up their own practice or work in a hospital or clinic. Neuropsychologists often work in a team with doctors, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers.

They are found:

  • On neurology wards in hospitals
  • In rehabilitation centres
  • In psychiatric clinics or hospital wards
  • On children’s wards
  • On geriatric wards and in nursing homes
  • Working for charities with children in difficulties

Successful students have the possibility to continue their studies with a Ph.D in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University (UK)

 

Internships and Work Experience

2 work placements of 3 to 6 months for all students (one per year).

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