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MSc in Psychology

Course Description

The master in Psychology is a challenging, research driven programme at Maastricht University, which is ranked as one of the best young universities in the world. The study itself holds first place in Elseviers best studies ranking. The one-year programme prepares you for a professional career in one of the emerging fields of biological and cognitive psychology.

It is taught in English and provides:
State of the art overviews of international research findings in the field
Ample opportunities to get in contact with current research
Training in research methodologies and latest research equipment
The opportunity to conduct a practical internship
Education in small groups.

Programme information

The one-year master’s programme in Psychology can be divided into two semesters: In the first semester (September - December) you will follow theoretical courses combined with training in academic, research and professional skills. While the second semester (January - August) is generally devoted to planning and carrying out a (clinical) research internship (abroad) under supervision of the academic staff. You complete the master’s programme by writing a master’s thesis on your research internship.

Depending on the specialisation you choose, the master’s programme in Psychology is either centred around the domain of Applied Cognitive Psychology or Biological Psychology.

Six distinct specialisations
The programme comprises six specialisations based in either Applied Cognitive Psychology or Biological Psychology.
They are:
Health and Social Psychology
Work and Organisational Psychology
Psychology and Law
Cognitive Neuroscience
Developmental Psychology

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