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 Masters programme in Psychology.
During the Masters 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 Masters 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.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
Human Factors and Engineering Psychology:
Positive Psychology and Technology:
Conflict, Risk and Safety:
Health Psychology and technology:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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 bachelorâ€™s degree in the field of Psychology (or equivalent)
Personal motivation: Letter of Motivation (max 2 pages)
Previous education: Academic bachelorâ€™s degree in the field of Psychology (or equivalent).
Additional language requirements:
Foundation for Refugee Students:
The Foundation for Refugee Students UAF provides financial and other support to refugees and asylum seekers who plan to study in the Netherlands.
University of Twente:
The University Twente Scholarship (UTS) is a scholarship for excellent students from both EU/EEA as well as non-EU/EEA countries, applying for a graduate programme (MSc) at the University of Twente. The students receive between â‚¬ 3,000 and â‚¬ 25,000 for one year.
LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan):
The LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan) scholarship offers talented students from Indonesia the opportunity to obtain a Master's or PhD degree at the University of Twente. The University of Twente is listed as one of the top 200 eligible and preferred LPDP foreign partner institutions.
The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency.
Post-9/11 GI Bill:
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Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship:
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001.
Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO):
Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) is, among other things, responsible for the distribution of Dutch student grants. The IB-groep can provide financial support to international students as well, through grants or loans.
Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their Master's studies abroad. Loans will be offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favorable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates.
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Maxican Council for Science and Technology:
The Mexican Council for Science and Technology, CONACyT, supports students from Mexico. It applies to Mexican students who want to enroll for a Master's or PhD programme at the University of Twente.
The New Holland Scholarship Australia (NHS Australia) offers credit mobility scholarships to students from Australia who would like to study in the Netherlands for a short period and become part of the long-standing historic ties between the two countries.
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