Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Psychology programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) is for anyone fascinated by using psychological knowledge in solving contemporary social problems with special attention for technological applications.


In the Psychology programme offered by University of Twente (UT), you will examine and understand human behaviour, providing you with insight into current psychological theories. Furthermore, you will learn to design effective and workable interventions to solve social problems to influence human behaviour. 

The programme offers five one-of-a-kind specializations in the field of psychology:

  • Human Factors & Engineering Psychology;
  • Conflict, Risk & Safety;
  • Learning Sciences;
  • Health Psychology & Technology;
  • Positive Psychology & Technology (Clinical Psychology: in Dutch, only for Dutch (speaking) students). 

Following completion of your Master’s degree, you will have the 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. You can find yourself working as a consultant, project manager or coach in business, education, science or government sector.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of HCI;
  • Usability Evaluation;
  • Information & Retrieval;
  • User Experience & Engagement;
  • Learning & Change in HCI;
  • Designing Instructions;
  • Individual differences in HCI;
  • Human-Robot Interaction.
  • Risk Perception and Communication
  • Explaining and Dealing With Risky, Antisocial and Criminal Behaviour.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Academic Bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology (or equivalent)
  • (Basic) knowledge of the chosen Master's specialization (Human Factors & Engineering Psychology; Conflict, Risk & Safety; Learning Sciences; Health Psychology & Technology)
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of table of contents of textbooks or an overview of the topics that have been dealt with in these courses
  • Research methodology
  • Research and statistical techniques (SPSS)
  • Design methodology 
  • Copy of table of contents of textbooks
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • Letter of Motivation (max 2 pages)
  • Skilled in use of computer applications
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            11500 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                            2060 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                          Living costs for Enschede

                          650 - 920 EUR/month
                          Living Costs

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