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MSc - Applied Cognitive Psychology


Utrecht University    Social and Behavioural Sciences

Full time See Course MSc 1 year full time

About the course

USING KNOWLEDGE OF PSYCHOLOGY TO IMPROVE DAILY LIFE

In the Master’s programme Applied Cognitive Psychology, you will learn to apply knowledge of cognition and behaviour to situations and problems that occur in daily life.

Processing information

During this one-year programme, you will learn about human information processing. That knowledge is useful for making signage or advertising more effective, for example, or for making products more user-friendly.

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Entry Requirements

An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC. If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission.

To be able to measure and/or interpret aspects of human behaviour in a qualitative or quantitative manner.

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Scholarships

In 2017, Utrecht University and the Utrecht University Fund proudly announced a new scholarship programme: the Bright Minds Fellowships. This scholarship aims to attract and retain talented students from a broad range of backgrounds, as well as stimulate and support global excellence and diversity in the UU student population.

Number of scholarships: 10-15
Available for: EU/EEA students (including Dutch students)
Scholarship amount: € 5,000 or € 10,000
The Bright Minds Fellowships are made possible by Utrecht University alumni and the Utrecht University Fund.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5,000 or € 10,000

Eligibility

Students who hold an EU/EEA passport (including Dutch), and
have applied for a Master’s Programme at Utrecht University (only UU students can receive a Bright Minds Fellowship)
will be starting their Master’s Programme at Utrecht University in September 2018
will be working to complete their first Master’s degree
have shown academic achievement in their previous studies
bring an element of diversity to the UU community

Application Procedure

Complete the online application form before February 1.

The applications are reviewed by the Bright Minds selection committee. The committee considers:

academic achievement, as shown by grades and (if available) GRE or GMAT scores
personal background, as demonstrated by a variety of factors, including but not limited to educational experience, socio-economic background, cultural heritage, race and ethnicity
interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, community service and work experience


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