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Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Prepares students for a career in biological or cognitive psychology with a focus on research skills. English-language programme has six specialisations within two fields.
Course description Psychology is a challenging master's programme that prepares students for a professional career in one of the emerging fields of biological and cognitive psychology. The programme is research-driven and offers six specialisations : * Developmental Psychology * Cognitive Neuroscience * Neuropsychology * Health and Social Psychology * Legal Psychology * Work and Organisational Psychology. Each specialisation starts with four theoretical courses combined with academic, research and professional skills trainings. The second part of the year is devoted to planning and carrying out a research internship under the supervision of the academic staff. A substantial number of students do this internship abroad with one of our many international research partners. You complete the master's programme by writing a master's thesis on your research internship.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes research, lecture, working group, practicum, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
  1. Official test results indicating: * a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (internet-based test, test code 7102), * a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no component less than 6) * Cambridge Proficiency test: CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with grade A, B or C or CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) with grade A, B or C. *Exceptions: Please visit our website for more information
  2. Bachelor in Psychology or related to Psychology. For more information about the admission requirements, please visit:
  3. A motivation letter (only if you follow a Bachelor's programme other than psychology)
  4. Statistics
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 232
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Jun 2021 1 May 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 13800€ 13800

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.


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Telephone number +31 43 388 2180
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