MSc – Solid Background In Psychology And Neurosciences

The Inter-university Master program in Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (IMCEN) is accepting applications! IMCEN is an innovative graduate program joining the faculty and research resources from three of the top Portuguese Universities (Universities of Coimbra, Lisbon and Minho).

We aim at selecting an international group of psychology graduates with solid background in psychology and neurosciences, highly motivated to pursue a career in clinical and/or experimental neuropsychology. Students will be provided with extensive training in cognitive neuroscience along with training in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. This is accomplished through a 4 semester training program.


Information on the program and courses can be found here.

A total of 18 students will be selected and allocated to one of three residence campi (University of Coimbra, University of Lisbon or University of Minho) according to the application process (6 per campus). The official teaching language is English.

Applicants have to have a BA in Psychology or Psychological Sciences.
Depending on who they want to work with, specific skills may be desirable – strong programming skills, experience with fMRI data collection and analysis, etc. Applicants should select one of the faculty as a potential supervisor based on shared interests – faculty include European Research Council grantees and very dynamic and active international researchers in the area. Specifically, the faculty includes Óscar Gonçalves (, Mário Simões (ORCID: 0000-0002-1311-1338)Adriana Sampaio (, Ana Pinheiro (, Ana Raposo ( and Jorge Almeida (


Call for applications will open in July, but we recommend contacting the faculty as a demonstration of interest. Specifically, if you want to work with Jorge Almeida you are strongly advised to contact him directly at (jorgealmeida at The application process will take place online, and will require the following items:

  • Official university transcripts (candidates area required to have a Psychology or Psychological Sciences degree with at least 180 ECTS completed by the time of registration)
  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • A personal statement that clear shows how the candidate fits at least one of the faculty (see attached);
  • Name of potential referees.

All candidates will be individually interviewed (international candidates may be interviewed online).

Please click here to apply:

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