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MSc in Psychology

University of Groningen
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1 year
Full time
Master's degree
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MSc in Psychology

Psychology is the key to understanding and modifying human behaviour and development. Our master covers a very wide range of areas, offers 10 tracks and a lot of room for your individual preferences.

  • Applied Social Psychology (EN) social psychological factors determining human behaviour
  • Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology(EN) the psychology of violence and crime in offender and victim contexts
  • Clinical Neuropsychology (EN) and Klinische Neuropsychology (NL) assessment and treatment of cognitive brain disorders
  • Clinical Psychology (EN) and Klinische Psychologie (NL): theory, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (EN) cognitive brain functions: perception, attention, memory, and learning
  • Environmental Psychology (EN) the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems, development of effective interventions to address these problems
  • Ontwikkelingspsychologie (NL) developmental processes across the life-span
  • Theory and History of Psychology (EN) relations of psychology with other parts of science and society
  • Talent Development and Creativity (EN) talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains
  • Work, Organisation and Personnel Psychology (EN): factors influencing people's emotions and behaviour at work and consequences

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    Admission requirements

    Dutch diploma

    language test -Bachelor students meet language requirements. For English-taught tracks, students with an HBO Toegepaste Psychologie need to provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests.

    International diploma

    language test -Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests.

    previous education -In addition to the general requirements, some tracks have specific admission requirements. This means that it depends on your previous education and the track you have chosen whether you are eligible for admission or whether you need to do something extra. If you have a regular Bachelor's degree in Psychology from a Dutch university, you will meet the admission requirements for most tracks (depending on the courses you took). With a Bachelor's degree other than Psychology from a Dutch university, a Psychology Bachelor's degree from an academic foreign university, or a Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from a Dutch HBO instiTuition, you might also meet the requirements.

    For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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    • Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 2,209 per year
    • Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 16,201 per year


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    University of Groningen

    The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...

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    Why study at University of Groningen

    We're a Top 100 University

    Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

    Our groundbreaking research

    As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

    400 years of reputation

    The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

    Vibrant Student Life

    While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

    Global Community

    The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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    University of Groningen

    Broerstraat 5
    9712 GL Groningen
    The Netherlands

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