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University of Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary 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.
Course description Our tracks:* 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 (NL/EN): assessment and treatment of cognitive brain disorders;* Clinical Psychology (EN) and Klinische Psychologie (NL): theory, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;* Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology (NL/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.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes research project, lecture, individual assignment, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.


Admission requirements
  1. Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests. For an overview, please see
  2. To be eligible for admission to this master, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (or with a strong focus on Psychology) from a Research University, based on wide psychological knowledge and skills, as well advanced statistical and methodological knowledge and skills. Details on admission criteria as well as on the admission procedure per prior education can be found on PLEASE NOTE: For the enrollment for the September 2021 start of the Master's program, it is very likely that we will have to impose a capacity limitation on the number of students that can enter our program. The rules for the ensuing selection will be announced in the first half of 2020.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 1 Nov 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 14650€ 11700
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 15000€ 11900

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme

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Contact information for the study programme

Studieadviseur Psychologie

Admissions Board (toelatingscommissie) Master Psychology

about admission & application, for students with a Dutch diploma

Admissions Office

for students with a non-Dutch diploma

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study info

Telephone number +31 (0)50 3636301
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