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Course content

During the internship the students will work in a research group to gain practical experience in completing an own small project, or to participate in a larger project. The students can join research groups at the Department of Psychology, but may as well be hosted by external groups, given appropriate supervision can be guaranteed. As part of the internship, students shall be given the opportunity to participate in all project stages, ranging from early study design, over implementation and data acquisition, to data analysis.

Learning outcome

Students will learn about the practical matters relevant for conducting scientific work, such as planning and scheduling of experiments or ethical considerations, and will acquire a realistic understanding of the actual realization of projects with respect to necessary skills and associated workload. They will further learn to present their work in a scientific context, e.g. in form of a poster presentation.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students must have completed PSY4307 - Fundamentals of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience


The students will be integrated in research groups, and will conduct their work under guidance of an experienced researcher. The exact content of the internship will necessarily depend on the specific project.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


  • Mandatory Activity: Hand-in supervision contract before February 15.
  • Poster presentation (pass/fail): the students will create scientific posters illustrating and summarizing the work that has been done during the internship. The internship has cumpolsary attendance during either fall og spring semester.  All posters will be presented and evaluated on an internal "conference day" at the end of the spring semester.


Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Students are also asked to briefly present their exam-project to the new masterstudents in the following fall semester.

Facts about this course




Covers two semesters, starting every autumn


Every spring

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