|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Deepen your understanding of human behaviour to design effective solutions to societal problems.
To understand human behaviour means to understand the world. So, in tackling today’s challenges – from health crises to criminality to rapid advances in digital technologies – an in-depth psychological understanding of human cognition and behaviour is indispensable.
What does it take for people to trust new technologies? How can you promote healthy lifestyles, and take care of mental health and well-being, in times of rising anxiety, depression and burnout rates? What causes (and prevents) criminal behaviour and what’s the best way to negotiate conflicts? And how do people process information and can you support their learning processes? These are just a few of the many, versatile questions you might deal with during the Master’s in Psychology at the University of Twente.
In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will gain insights into various fields of psychology in order to design effective interventions to influence human behaviour. You will be ready to tackle complex present-day and future problems, by combining theoretical knowledge with a hands-on approach. Moreover, the field of psychology is placed in the technological context of our 21st-century society. You will build your expertise within one of the five specialisations.
You can start your studies in September or February. If a Pre-Master’s is required, you can start this in either September or February as well, and once completed you can continue with the Master’s programme.
As a student, you will develop your own expertise by choosing one of the five specialisations. Your choice determines which courses you will follow and the type of research you will engage in during your master’s thesis. You can choose one of the following five specialisations:
Conflict, Risk & Safety (CRS)
Health Psychology & Technology (HPT)
Human Factors & Engineering Psychology (HFE)
Educational Psychology (EP)
Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology (PCPT)
Graduating the Master’s in Psychology at the University of Twente gives you great job opportunities in many different fields. Students usually find jobs shortly after graduation, most of them within three months!
What your future job looks like, highly depends on the specialisation you will choose. One specialisation might equip you to become a psychologist in mental healthcare, whereas another specialisation prepares you for a role as an adviser, policy maker or researcher. You can fulfil such positions in all kinds of other sectors, including the government, public health and healthcare or education, but also within the industry. We even have graduates working as teachers within higher education or as usability specialists at all kinds of (high tech) companies. Your career opportunities are very broad!