Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Psychology is the key to understanding and modifying human behaviour and development. The master is special since it covers the broad range of areas involved.The Master of Science in Psychology is offered by the University of Groningen.


The Master of Science in Psychology is offered by the University of Groningen. In a diverse society subjected to large demographic, environmental as well as technological changes, profound scientific knowledge of human behaviour is essential to the solution of many practical and fundamental problems. Moreover, the increasing influence of this knowledge in approaching societal challenges also leads to new questions, requiring scientific and ethical reflection.

In the master, related to clinical treatment and research, you can be trained in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. Other master tracks also target mental health and healthy aging, education, training and talent development, creativity, functioning at the work place, environmentally friendly behaviour, traffic and mobility. Moreover, some tracks offer fundamental studies of the biological, cognitive, and social factors influencing behaviour. All tracks can be combined with a focus on statistical knowledge and skills. In addition, given the increasing impact of scientific psychological knowledge in society, our program offers a unique master track on reflecting on psychology.

Job prospects

Psychologists often find work in mental healthcare institutions. They can intermediate between research and clinical practice. They can be adviser or consultant. You may also find them in companies and organizations, where they assess and select new personnel, or train employers. It is also possible to do research at a universty or a private research institute.

Job examples

  • Public information officer
  • Career advisor
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Market researcher
  • Crisis manager
  • Vocational and organizational expert
  • Communications consultant
  • Marketing consultant
  • Cognitive ergonomist
  • Traffic psychologist
  • Sport psychologist
  • Policy researche


Programme Structure

Programme options:
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Reflecting on Psychology 
  • Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility
  • Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psychofysiology 
  • Environmental Psychology 
  • Work, Organization and Personell Psychology 
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Talent Development and Creativity 

                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:

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                Academic Requirements

                • If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics and Research Methodology then we offer the possibility to take pre-master courses.
                • Non-native English speakers must moreover provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests. 
                • The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

                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.
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                Living costs for Groningen

                750 - 1000 EUR/month
                Living Costs

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