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Description of Psychology

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

During the Master’s in Psychology, you will not only examine how people behave but also acquire the knowledge and understanding of psychological theories to analyse behaviour systematically. You will design effective and workable solutions to social issues, using technological applications where possible. These might include computer games that enhance learning skills, online healthcare interventions or iPhone apps to report neighbourhood crime. After your studies, you will have ample opportunity to prove your worth to society as an expert in human behaviour. The position and the sector you work in will partly depend on your Master’s specialization. Psychologists are perhaps most closely associated with the healthcare profession but you might easily find yourself working as a consultant, project manager or coach in business, education, science or the government sector.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: July (non-EEA: May).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 10581 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
For Part-time: €
Start date February  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.

This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


Human Factors and Engineering Psychology:

Learning Sciences:

Positive Psychology and Technology:

Conflict, Risk and Safety:

Health Psychology:

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Psychology

Knowledge minimum: Mathematics and English knowledge must be high-school level, compared to Dutch vwo-certificate. Non-Dutch students must demonstrate sufficient fluency in the Dutch language as our Master programme is only given in Dutch! The level should be NT2, programme 2 (level 5) - highest level available.

Academic degree: Academic bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology (or equivalent)

Personal motivation: Letter of Motivation (max 2 pages)

Additional language requirements:

  • NT2 level 2: C2

Work Experience for Psychology

No work experience is required.

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