Psychology (EN)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Unsplashed background img 2

Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
Psychology is the key to understanding and modifying human behaviour and development. Our master covers a very wide range of areas, offers 11 tracks and a lot of room for your individual preferences.

Our tracks:

Note: For Dutch-taught master, see MSc Psychologie.


Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
open_in_newstudy website

printprint

locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Psychologie
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60260
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • the Psychology department in Groningen is ranked #29 in the world according to World University Rankings
  • in our Master's programme research in and the application of science is central. Therefore, an important component of this programme is an independent, academic research project reported in an Master's thesis.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Master speeddates GMW Groningen
Huidige of recent afgestudeerde masterstudenten delen hun ervaringen in kleine groepjes, je kunt hen al je vragen stellen!
Master speeddates GMW Groningen
Huidige of recent afgestudeerde masterstudenten delen hun ervaringen in kleine groepjes, je kunt hen al je vragen stellen!
Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 november organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen mastervoorlichting op locatie. Ontmoet de docenten en studenten van de Groningse masteropleidingen. En proef de sfeer in de facultaire gebouwen, collegezalen en laboratoria en natuurlijk in de stad Groningen.

Studieprogramma

Unsplashed background img 2
opbouwOur online course catalog provides detailed information about the Psychology Master courses: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=4561&iflang=EN
Click the name of the course for learning outcomes, overview, assessment, compulsory literature and more.
Each track of the master offers at least two foundation courses, i.e. courses about central topics of the track.
periode
1234
Skills
5 EC
Foundation
10 EC
Methodology/statistics
5 EC
Master Thesis onderzoek
30 EC
Electives
10 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
40% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Our academic advisors provide more detailed information about our programmes and give advice to prospective students, students who are enrolled in one of our programmes, and alumni.You can turn to them with questions about the programme itself, study planning, choosing courses/minors, enrollment, rules and regulations that apply to a programme, following courses at other faculties, studying abroad.
Do not hesitate to make an appointment with your academic advisor. You can arrange for a meeting by phone (+31 50 363 6301, student service desk)
Please also check our online information system: www.rug.nl/gmw/questionandanswer. Often, you are not the first person to have a particular question, and the online information system may already have an answer for you.

Toelating en studiekosten

Unsplashed background img 2

startmomenten

1 februari 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 november 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8300
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

For a full description of admission requirements, application procedure and admission procedure, please consult Admission requirements. Students who have finished the Dutch bachelor in Psychology at the University of Groningen can register until 1 February / 1 September.

Start in February and September

Start in September




toelatingseisen

taaltoets
For English tracks: students with a hbo diploma or bachelor at an Academic University outside the Netherlands should satisfy language requirements, see http://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules/taaleisen

vooropleiding
The admission requirements depend on the prior education. For a full description of admission requirements, application procedure and admission procedure, please consult https://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/education/switch-modules

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 500levensonderhoud
€ 325studiematerialenper jaar
€ 600visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination
visa/permit

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

544 studenten volgen deze opleiding
74% daarvan is vrouw
24 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
96% daarvan is vrouw
28510 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

VIP
The study association for Psychology in Groningen is the VIP. With over 2300 members and 160 active members they are the largest and perhaps also the most social study association of Groningen.
Throughout the year VIP organizes various activities related to your studies, like for example, lectures, workshops, an exchange week and conferences. You can also order your study books at a discount through the VIP. In addition, there is plenty of attention for the social side with drinks and parties.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Student Vassiliki Giakoumatou
This programme addresses many of the aspects of the science of psychology

I come from Greece, but my mother is Dutch and I have fond memories of visiting the Netherlands in the summer. That's why I decided to study in the Netherlands. When I started the programme, back in 2009, the University of Groningen was the only Dutch university to offer English-taught Psychology programmes, so Groningen it was.

Groningen is a beautiful city! I like that it's small: you can walk almost everywhere and it has an intimate feel to it. And as there are so many students it almost feels like you're living in one big university...
You are also given the freedom to focus on those aspects that interest you. It's a great programme in terms of learning to think critically, and it really improves your writing skills.There are only four people in our class, but we have a great connection. We enjoy each other's company and get along really well with each other. Plus we get the personal attention we need from our lecturers.

I hope to find a PhD position after I'm done with my Master's. I would like to look at psychology and psychotherapy from the public's point of view: how do people perceive therapists and counselling, how do they form opinions about them and how have these opinions changed in recent years? I'm not sure where I'll be able to do my research, but I would love to do it here at the University of Groningen!


lees verder ...
Student Annika Handreke
I previously did not know a field that combined environmental studies and sustainability with psychology

My name is Annika Handreke, 24, and I started studying the Master Environmental Psychology in September 2017. When I heard about the Master of Environmental Psychology in Groningen, I was immediately intrigued and excited, as I previously did not know a field that combined environmental studies and sustainability with psychology..

...
Course subjects range from giving a broad overview of environmental psychology towards examining practical and theoretical problems in great depth. All courses are designed to be very engaging and interactive, which challenges you to think along and not only to listen.In the future, I would like to work as an advisor on environmental issues, for an NGO, company, or the government. I am looking forward to using my knowledge of psychology to advise decision makers on how to effectively raise awareness about environmental problems and solutions, and on how to better implement interventions towards sustainability. My dream would be to work for an organization that raises awareness about the multiple environmental problems related to livestock and tries to promote ways to change people’s eating habits (at least a little bit).


lees verder ...
student Hanna Boers
We learn a lot about how to recognize talent and creativity

After I finished my Bachelor's degree in psychology at Leiden University, I wasn't sure which Master's degree I wanted to do and I decided to first travel for a year.

During my trip I found out that I really wanted to learn more about creativity, but when I started looking for Master's degree programmes on that topic I only found programmes in the US and Scotland. Then I stumbled upon the Master's programme in Talent Development and Creativity in Groningen. It seemed very interesting and it is the only Master's programme in the Netherlands that really focuses on creativity...
I'm very interested in coaching. We have a course unit in which we learn coaching techniques by practicing on each other and then actually applying them in practice.I still live in Leiden. After being away for a year, I wanted to be near my family and friends. I travel back and forth – fortunately, there is a direct train – and sometimes I stay overnight with my uncle.


lees verder ...
Alumnus Natia Ubilava
This is a great opportunity to really get to know what scientific research involves

As an international student at the University of Groningen (RUG) I felt welcomed and supported throughout the academic year. The international office with its professional staff has guided me to complete all the necessary procedures. The university student desk is always ready to help students with all the academic and personal necessities. The only thing you need to do is to ask for help and the university staff will do their best for you. The student is the center of attention.

I had an exceptional academic experience with lots of challenges and excitement at the RUG...
Apart from their professionalism they are passionate and inspiring. Faculty members are accessible and willing to give students advice about their study related questions and concerns. The Master program is structured in a way that allows students to select the courses that best suit to their interest. Lectures are given in an interactive format, meaning active participation is expected. There is a strong focus on research skills (statistics, writing, presenting), combined with learning how to conduct high-quality research or policy advice. This is a great opportunity to really get to know what scientific research involves. The perfect combination of theory, skills and practice will thoroughly prepare students for a job in the scientific world. The things you learn throughout the program will certainly allow you to successfully pursue a job outside of the academic world.The University also offers extracurricular courses and social events that make the whole experience even more exciting. The extracurricular courses aren’t restricted to the faculty members only, for example, I attended an extracurricular course on social entrepreneurship offered by the faculty of economics and business. If you are enthusiastic and motivated, the University of Groningen is a great match for you!Studying and living in Groningen is a life experience. Alongside a wide range of study programs, Groningen is considered to be one of the youngest cities in the Netherlands. Therefore, this beautiful city offers lots of activities for young people. Starting from the sport activities to the art classes organized by the student associations, you will have a chance to meet up with the diverse mix of students from all around the world.Dutch people are very nice and friendly towards foreigners, almost everybody speaks perfect English and not knowing Dutch is not an issue to communicate but it is always possible and encouraged to take a free course in the Dutch language offered by the University.To conclude, the learning process was even more than I ever expected could be possible. Based on this, I would fully recommend the University of Groningen to anyone who wants to get an outstanding education in a nice atmosphere. Biography
Natia Ubilava is from Georgia and moved to Groningen to study psychology at a master level, at the faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Natia has a government scholarship to pursue her degree at RUG. Upon completion of her studies, Natia will return to Georgia to work for the public sector. Natia will also pursue a career in social psychology at the Tbilisi State University at a doctorate level.


lees verder ...
lecturer Eric Rietzschel
Eric Rietzschel - assistant professor Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

My name is Eric Rietzschel and I am Assistant Professor in the Master's degree programme Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology, where I teach Creativity and Innovation in Organizations. I coordinate this Master's track together with Susanne Scheibe.

The field I work in covers pretty much anything that people think, feel and do, applied to organizations and often in the workplace, but not necessarily so; it can also apply to cooperation within a club or association. Everything that plays a role in psychology — personality, skills and emotions— can be related to this...
It goes beyond random thinking about people but instead focuses on people in a specific setting.Another feature of the programme is diversity, both in terms of subjects and lecturers. Students have the opportunity to ‘direct’ their own Master’s programme by choosing the subjects and lecturers that they find interesting. Students can create their own profile, as it were, whether they are interested in staff selection, innovation, coaching or something else.I am also very enthusiastic about the combination of theory and practice; this field gives you a clear view of what practice is or can be. This way we can teach students how theory has immediate implications for practice.


lees verder ...
studenten
Marieke Pijnenborg - associate professor Clinical Psychology & Experimental Psychopathology

I teach the course units 'Evidence-based interventions' and 'Diagnostic models and strategies' on the Clinical Psychology Track. Although I work for the departments of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, my research lies somewhere between the departments of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. I feel at home in both fields.

My particular expertise is in psychotic disorders. Psychoses are extremely interesting. They create a very unique clinical picture, with many different manifestations and affecting many different types of people...
People believe unimaginable things that other people cannot understand or see, regardless of contradictions or external proof. The next question is how best to help these people return to functioning in society. Increasing social participation and counteracting stigmatization are thus my most important objectives.Psychology is a branch of science that is very close to daily life. Psychologists study day-to-day social processes. The main attraction of clinical psychology is to make a difference for other people. Curiosity is a major factor – curiosity about the causes of problematic behaviour and the motivation to find out how to best treat these problems.The Clinical Psychology Track has a lot to offer prospective students. For example, we look at scientific themes from a clinical practice point of view, while at the same time paying attention to innovations in care. We also conduct experimental research to see which processes lie behind certain forms of psychopathology. The expertise of the lecturers is very varied – we have a lot of knowledge from many different domains.


lees verder ...
Lecturerer Nina Hansen
Nina Hansen - Associate professor of Social Psychology

One of the courses I teach is called “Personal, Social and Cultural Change”. It's a course where students really have to get their hands dirty. They learn to analyze human behavior based on psychological theories, and how to evaluate and improve interventions which aim to change people's behavior.

Another course I teach is “Current topics of intergroup relations in society”, which is a very interactive class. I ask students to present and analyze recent developments in intergroup relations from their own cultures based on social psychological theories they learn in class...
The majority of loans are given to women to empower them and help them to move out of the vicious circle of poverty. Recent research shows that providing loans does not always lead to the envisioned positive outcomes but may also trigger negative side effects such as an increase in domestic violence. As social psychologists, we try to find out why and how these negative side effects could be avoided. From a psychological perspective, the domestic violence is actually not that surprising: Offering small loans to women is intervening in the distribution of power in a household, in this specific case in the gendered power relation between husband and wife. More precisely, women who receive these loans are often living in patriarchal cultures. Men might feel excluded from these programs and might be skeptical about these. To retain their power hey may restrict their wives. I am interested in how microfinance programs could be improved to avoid such negative side effects and empower women. Together with a PhD student, we have investigated whether and how involving both women and their husbands to some training sessions may help to overcome the negative side effects and help to strengthen the position of women. Social psychology can offer important insights to carefully analyze and develop suitable interventions to improve current practice. Offering micro loans to women does not only intervene in the financial situation of women, but also in their social relations at home.I think the RUG is a unique place to study social psychology. In the social psychology program, staff members offer a large range of different topics and do research with different societal actors such as companies, organizations, and governments. Students can design their masters based on their own interest for example by focusing on communication and consumer psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology, or understanding groups and diversity. They can choose an individual master thesis project from a variety of research topics bridging society and academia. Students learn how to analyze human behaviour and apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge, an important preparation for the job market. The classes are small and interaction is intense.


lees verder ...

Keuzehulp

Unsplashed background img 2

Studievergelijker

1/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Psychology (EN)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Environmental Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
4/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
5/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Klinische Neuropsychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
6/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Clinical Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Applied Social Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
9/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Reflecting on Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Talent Development and Creativity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Psychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
70% Nederlandstalig
30% Engelstalig
12/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Ontwikkelingspsychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
14/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Klinische Psychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
95% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
15/23 Radboud Universiteit
Gezondheidszorgpsychologie
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
16/23 Radboud Universiteit
Gedragsverandering
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
17/23 Radboud Universiteit
Arbeid, Organisatie & Gezondheid
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
18/23 Radboud Universiteit
Psychologie
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
19/23 Amsterdam VU
Work and Organizational Psychology
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
20/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische neuropsychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
40% Nederlandstalig
60% Engelstalig
21/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische ontwikkelingspsychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
80% Nederlandstalig
20% Engelstalig
22/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische psychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
70% Nederlandstalig
30% Engelstalig
23/23 Amsterdam VU
Psychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
36 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
60% Nederlandstalig
40% Engelstalig
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel3.94.0
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.73.8
studiefaciliteiten3.93.2
studielast3.23.4
studiebegeleiding3.23.4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Psychology (EN) aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 163 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.9 uit 5.

Na de studie

Unsplashed background img 2

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Psychologists often find work in mental healthcare institutions. They can intermediate between research and clinical practice. They can be adviser or consultant. You may also find them in companies and organizations, where they assess and select new personnel, or train employers. It is also possible to do research at a universty or a private research institute.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer slecht
kans op een vaste baan zeer slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

aansluitende masteropleidingen

instellingopleidinginstroomeisen
RijksuniversiteitCultural Geography+ 30 EC pre-master
Tilburg UniversityLeraar VHO Maatschappijleer en Maatschappijwetenschappen educational+ 59 EC pre-master
RijksuniversiteitTourism Geography and Planning+ 30 EC pre-master
bron: doorstroommatrix.nl

Potentiële beroepen

  • career advisor
  • cognitive ergonomist
  • communications consultant
  • crisis manager
  • market researcher
  • marketing consultant
  • neuropsychologist
  • policy researcher
  • public information officer
  • sport psychologist
  • traffic psychologist
  • vocational and organizational expert
bron: StudieData

Contact

Studieadviseur Psychologie
E: studieadvies.psy@rug.nl
T: +31 (0)50 3636301
Prof. Dr. Arie Dijkstra

Coordinator Master tracks Psychology

T: +
Admission Office
Faq

Frequently asked questions

Schedules
Course Catalogue
Mindwise, Official Blog Of The Psychology Dept. University Of Groningen
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

open_in_newstudy website