Master's Degree in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Entidades parceiras: Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade do Minho

General Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this Master's Degree is:
a) To contribute to the development and consolidation of scientific research in Neuropsychology, to contribute to scientific and clinical progress in this area, in particular by promoting national and international scientific research networks, and to a differentiated training that combines clinical competences with a solid scientific background in the area of Neuropsychology;
b) To further the specialized knowledge on theories, methods of investigation and intervention in Neuropsychology;
c) To promote critical thinking whilecarrying out research in the field of Neuropsychology, to foster and develop knowledge in basic neurosciences and clinical neuropsychology;
d) To contribute to the training of professionals with a solid clinical and research training by using the human and physical resources of 3 universities with a strong tradition of research and teaching in the field of psychology and neurosciences.

Admission Requirements

Candidates who fulfill the conditions expressed in paragraph 1 of article 17, of Decree-Law 74/2006, of March 24, modified and republished by Decree-Law no. 63/2016, of 13 September, may apply to the Master in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, namely:
a) Graduates with a BA before or after Bologna or legally equivalent qualification in Psychology or Psychological Sciences;
b) Holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting ability to carry out this course of study by the legal and statutory scientific bodies of the universities in association where they wish to be admitted, on the advice of the Coordinating Committee of the course.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

This master's degree aims to develop the student’s understanding of neuroscience and neuropsychology by providing the student with the tools for the development of research in the area of experimental and clinical neuropsychology, as well as in assessment and intervention in these domains.
A student with this Master’s degree may be better suited to work at institutions in the area of health (Public and Private Hospitals, Private Clinics, Rehabilitation Centers, etc.) that are dedicated to the treatment of neurological disease

Mode of Study

Daytime / Full-time / Face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final classification of the Master’s degree is determined in accordance with the provisions of number 1 of article 24 of Decree-Law 74/2006, of March 24, in its current version.
The classification to be attributed at the curricular units that constitute the master’s course is expressed in the range of 10 to 20 values, in the numerical scale from 0 to 20, and its equivalent in the European scale of classification.
The enrollment in the dissertation and in the internship that are part of the 2nd year of the master's degree program presupposes, as a mandatory requirement, the approval on all the curricular units that constitute the master's degree course.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The Interuniversity Master's Degree aims to develop new and renewed capacities and competences, and will focus on providing the students with:
- Basic Neuroscience Knowledge
- Knowledge of clinical neuropsychology
- Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation skills
- Research competences in experimental neuropsychology necessary for performing top rese4arch in this area of intervention.
More specifically, at the end of this course of study students should:
- recognize the pathologies that can affect cerebral structures and/or the functional systems of the central nervous system;
- critically assess the potentialities and limitations of the various techniques used to study brain-mind relationships;
- discuss and evaluate current models and empirical results on specific topics in cognition and brain
- understand how different cognitive, affective and emotional processes are related to different types of response patterns in different neuronal areas.

Course Coordinator(s)

Jorge Manuel Castelo Branco de Albuquerque Almeida

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Lisete Santos Mendes Mónico

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nº74/2006, 24th March, the current wording.

Graduation Requirements

The master's degree is awarded to those who, through the approval in curricular units that constitute the syllabus and which includes an internship and the public defense of the dissertation, obtains 120 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

According to article 30, point a) of Decree-Law no. 74/2006, of March 24, in its current version, the conclusion of this Cycle of Studies allows for the application to a 3rd Cycle of Studies.

Study Programme

Neuropsicologia Clínica e Experimental

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

DGES Code: MA24

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Advanced specialization second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2018-06-07 a 2024-06-06
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior