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University of Twente

Bachelor Undergraduate Enschede

Course description

Qualification Bachelor of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary Psychologists study human behaviour. In the bachelor's programme of Psychology you will learn how to observe, explain, predict, and influence both normal and deviant behaviour.
Course description The programme will introduce you to five central fields: cognitive psychology (how the brain works), social psychology (how behaviour is affected by the environment), developmental psychology (psychological change in different stages of life), personality psychology (how people differ from each other), and clinical psychology (the origins of deviant behaviour). The programme will not take long to acquaint you with the everyday reality of psychology. In project teams you will work on current problems from real-life customers. You will learn how to systematically analyse problems and design creative solutions by means of behaviour modification. New media and technology, such as smart phone applications, are part of the intervention you design. As one of the smaller Dutch universities the University of Twente offers you an informal atmosphere and personal attention. After your studies you can go to work in healthcare. Other areas where psychologists prove their worth include the worlds of government, business, and education. Wherever you go, you will be researching and analysing behaviour and looking for practical, sometimes technological solutions to psychological problems.
Study subjects In the first year of the course, you will study the key scientific principles of psychology in detail. You will directly make use of the knowledge and skills that you have gained in projects. Examples of projects that you will be working on in the first year are: * encouraging people with obesity to exercise and play sports; * designing a driving simulator lesson for people with ADHD; * designing an approach to tackle bullying at work or in the classroom; * designing a test to identify
Course objectives In the psychology Bachelor’s, you study human behaviour. Unlike many other psychology programmes in the Netherlands, we focus on both the theory and practice of psychology. At our university, you will learn to analyze psychological problems and to design practical solutions aimed at influencing human behaviour. Check out the study programme here.
ECTS credits 180.00
Duration 3 year(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, computer exercise, design project, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, lecture, literature study, research project, research proposal, oral presentation, poster presentation, practicum, self study, tutorial, working group
Accreditation nvao

About the institution

Department Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
Information about the institution The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together they ensure pioneering research, relevant innovation and inspiring education.


Admission requirements
  1. It is helpful if you have completed mathematics with statistics during your studies at the university of applied sciences or high school.
  2. In order to be eligible for admission to the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the University of Twente, you must meet a number of requirements. These depend on whether your previous education was in the Netherlands or elsewhere.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL internet based 80
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 year(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Apr 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Sep 2021 1 Apr 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 9000€ 9000
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 9125€ 9125

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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