Talent Development and Creativity, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
In any achievement domain, there is an increasing focus on the development, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. The Talent Development and Creativity programme is offered by the University of Groningen. 


The Talent Development and Creativity programme is offered by the University of Groningen. How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees?

In this unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you will develop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains.

You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talent development and creativity, and you will be in contact with different organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouraging talent and creativity.

As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a research project, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate the development of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domain that interests you most.

Job prospects

  • Scientist on talent development and creativity, which can be at a university, but also in an organization (embedded)
  • Coach, Counsellor, or Consultant in the domains of education, work, sports, music
  • (Talent) Recruiter in the fields of work, sports, arts, and music
  • Policy maker/analyst in the field of talent development and creativity programmes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multivariate Models 
  • Repeated Measures 
  • Talent Development and Creativity 
  • Coaching 
  • Master Thesis
  • Complexity, Dynamics and Development 
  • Talent Development and Creativity in Practice 
  • Competence and Motivation 
  • Creativity and Innovation in Organisations 
  • Milestones and Talent in Development 
  • Test Construction 
  • Aging at Work and Career Development 
  • Talent Assessment
For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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Academic Requirements

    • Applicants should have qualifications that justify the expectation of successful completion of the programme in due time. These qualifications include knowledge and experience in relevant theories, statistics and experience with statistical software packages. Please be aware of our high level of statistics during the bachelor psychology programme and subsequent to this the required high level of statistics in our master Psychology programme.
    • Knowledge of disciplinary subjects in psychology and their applications,
    • Good skills in designing psychological research and reporting it,
    • Solid knowledge of methods of data collection and statistical analysis,

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              14200 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              2060 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year 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 Groningen

            750 - 1000 EUR/month
            Living Costs

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