Psychology (EN)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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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. The master is special since it covers the broad range of areas involved.

Ben je niet geinteresseerd in de Engelse master, maar zoek je informatie over de Nederlandse master Psychologie? Kijk dan op de pagina's van de Master Psychologie (NL)
Please switch to the English version of this page if you are looking for information about the Master of Science in Psychology (EN). You find the language switch in the upper right corner.


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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Psychologie
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60260
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Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

The Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Groningen provides scientific education in which 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.

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Studieprogramma

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tracks

track Clinical Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology: Cognition, emotion and behaviour as functions of the brain.

Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty discipline within psychology which is focused on the associations between the brain and neuropsychological functions, including cognition, emotion and behaviour. Clinical neuropsychology is particularly interested in the effects of brain disorders and other clinical conditions affecting the brain on these functions.

Disorders and conditions comprise acquired or congenital neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions in children, adolescents and adults, such as ADHD, autism, stroke, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, drug abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, etc.  

Clinical neuropsychologists can be involved in both the assessment and treatment of people with brain disorders in various applied and often clinical settings, but also in patient related research. Methods used in the field of clinical neuropsychology are neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques.

With the aging population, the number of people with neuropsychological disorders increases and with this also the demand for well trained clinical neuropsychologists.

track Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology

Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology focuses on the behaviour, attitudes, cognitions and feelings of people in the organizational context.

The study of Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology includes topics that have clear relevance for the understanding of a variety of situations that occur in the organizational context and in which intra-individual, inter-individual, or intragroup processes play a central role. Examples include leadership and power, productivity, innovation, motivation, decision-making, skill acquisition and training.

track Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology (CPP)

Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology studies cognitive functioning (memory, learning, perception, etc.) of healthy people.

How do we store information in working memory? What changes in that process during ageing? How does mood affect our perceptions? What brain areas allow you to switch between two tasks? And how does all that mental activity affect the body?

In the master track Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology you study – amongst others – these questions. You will learn about the latest theories and insights in this broad area, and you will get hands-on experience with research tools such as advanced reaction time analyses, EEG and TMS. You will put all this knowledge into practice during your master's research project. In the programme, we put a strong emphasis on applications of all the theory you study: over and over again, we will ask “how can we use this knowledge in everyday life?”

track Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology

Past victimization, previous offending, psychopathology, aggression, being male: Which of these variables might be the best predictor of future violent (re)offending?

And which variables might increase the chance of (re)victimization? How can interventions help to prevent crime? How can victims of violence and crime overcome their victimization?

If you are intrigued by questions about the psychology of violence and crime, and you are not satisfied with easy answers, consider entering the Master's degree programme 'Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology'. In this programme we aim to understand acts of violence and crime from both the victims' and the offenders' perspective. You will gain a theoretical insight into the correlates of violence and crime and their consequences. Moreover you will acquire practical skills to enable you to assess and intervene in both offender and victim contexts. Our unique integrative approach aims to highlight the many psychological nuances between the black-and-white of the victim and offender dichotomy.

track Talent Development and Creativity

How do athletes and musicians develop their talent? How can teachers stimulate children's talents and creativity in the classroom? And how can companies encourage creativity among their employees?

In any achievement domain, there is an increasing focus on the development, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. In this unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you will develop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurture talent and creativity in individuals and organisations across achievement domains.  You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talent development and creativity, and you will be in contact with different organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouraging talent and creativity. As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a research project, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate the development of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domain that interests you most.

track Reflecting on Psychology

Reflecting on Psychology teaches students to put their skills and knowledge in a broader context.

Using perspectives from Philosophy of Science, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Sociology, Anthropology and Cultural Studies, this master encourages students to open up the black box of Psychology, and to explore its relations with other parts of science and society. Questions that might be discussed or explored include:

  • How should psychology be positioned between the humanities, life sciences and natural sciences?
  • How do we weigh the evidence coming from such diverse sources as experiments, case histories or introspection?
  • What is the value of MRI-scans in moral and scientific debates?
  • Where should we draw the line between treatment and enhancement when it comes to psychotropic drugs?
  • How do media creations of autism in novels and films influence the clinical reality of autism?

Reflecting on Psychology aims to attract a relatively small number of students who will be supervised individually and encouraged to come up with their own research topics. Students from Reflecting on Psychology will become skilled in writing, qualitative analysis and reflection.

So, do you like reading, thinking and writing? Did you enjoy courses like Theory of Science and Philosophy of Psychology? Then consider signing up for the master Reflecting on Psychology.

track Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility

Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. While this is true for all stages of life, it is in particular important when we grow older..

This master programme equips you with the knowledge and skills to study human behaviour in traffic, and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile.Reduced mobility in old age results in a significant increase in the cost to society, not only because of the need for hired transport but also because of secondary consequences, like less social integration, lower satisfaction with life, and reduced mental agility, which can then lead to tertiary consequences like isolation and depression.

This programme makes you an expert in this field. Different disciplines cover the broad theme of mobility and offer courses that examine social perspectives, that consider how a decline in the ability to process information affects mobility, and that focus on the clinical effects of ageing (e.g. dementia). A practical course element provides hands-on training using state-of-the-art assessment techniques and instruments. This will enable you to acquire the skills you will need in the applied and research field, e.g. for assessment in the field and in advanced driving simulators.

track Applied Social Psychology

How can psychology contribute to solving conflicts between groups, to a better environment, or health?

In our master program, we highlight which social psychological factors determine human behavior, and how these factors can be influenced. Based on social psychological theories, we outline how such factors can be studied, and how knowledge derived from research can be implemented in an applied context.

Social psychological research can deliver insights on how to solve societal and environmental problems. We examine issues like:

  • crime,
  • discrimination
  • crowd behavior
  • health-related aspects of behavior
  • economic behavior
  • behavior within a social group
  • development and change of social norms

track Clinical Psychology

Theory, diagnosis and intervention.

The Clinical Psychology program focuses on three important, inter-related topics:

  • A better understanding of psychopathology (theory)
  • Determining what is going on (diagnosis)
  • Bringing about change (intervention)

The program takes an evidence-based approach in that the course material covering these three areas is based on findings from (experimental) empirical research. 

The research program informing the curriculum of the master-track Clinical Psychology includes diverse topics, for example:
  • cognitive biases
  • social cognition in psychotic disorders
  • diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders
  • trauma, memory, and dissociation
  • eating disorders and unexplained physical somatic problems

Master's thesis research projects may be carried out within the research group Experimental Psychotherapy and Psychopathology  as well as at external institutions. In addition, students may take the initiative to arrange a clinical internship that counts towards course credit.

track Environmental Psychology

Climate change has been labelled as the greatest threat to our future and that of generations to come.

In recognition of this threat, almost 200 nations agreed to fight this environmental problem caused by human behaviour. So which factors induce environmentally harmful behaviour and what motivates us to act pro-environmentally? What determines the impact and acceptability of interventions that aim to encourage pro-environmental actions and a sustainable energy transition?.Questions like these are essential for reaching our environmental ambitions and are addressed in the Master's programme 'Environmental psychology'. In this unique programme you will acquire theoretical knowledge and methodological skills that enable you to understand the human dimension of environmental and energy-related problems. The programme focuses on the relationships between humans and the built and natural environment, and the human dimension of environmental and energy problems. After completing the programme, you will be able to develop theory-based strategies to promote environmental quality. You will learn to work in interdisciplinary settings and apply the acquired knowledge in practice. You will be challenged to critically reflect on scientific knowledge and you will be offered possibilities to join ongoing research projects with other universities, governmental organisations, companies, and industry.

The role of social science in understanding and tackling environmental and energy-related problems is key and emphasized in the leading journals Nature, Nature Climate Change and Nature Energy. Governments, industries, and companies want to understand the human dimension of sustainable development. For example, sustainable solutions such as electric cars or wind parks will not be successful if they are not accepted and adopted by the public. As an environmental psychologist, you will develop knowledge about which factors influence people's environmental attitudes and behaviours, as well as public acceptability of energy sources, systems, and policies. This knowledge and expertise will equip you for job opportunities that focus on finding effective and societally acceptable solutions for environmental and energy-related problems.

The Environmental psychology group at the University of Groningen is a world leader in the field. For example, the group organised the 11th International Conference in Environmental Psychology, and coordinates the European Platform for Energy Research in the Socio-Economic Nexus (PERSON). The group is involved in many research projects where we collaborate with other disciplines, practitioners, and experts in various countries. Linda Steg, the head of the group, is selected as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in 2014 and 2016, a list representing world's most influential scientific minds.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
40% theorie
10% praktijk
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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

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startmomenten

1 februari 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 februari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Start in February and September:

Clinical Neuropsychology
Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology
Work, Organization and Personellpsychology
Applied Social Psychology
Reflecting on Psychology
Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility
Talent Development and Creativity
Environmental Psychology
Ontwikkelingspsychologie (Dutch)
Klinische Psychologie (Dutch)

Start in September:
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology


toelatingseisen

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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

motivatiebrief

studie kosten
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bedrag kostenpost
€ 500levensonderhoud
€ 325studiematerialenper jaar
€ 600visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination
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estimated monthly costs

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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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
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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
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Wang Dan
So far this study experience has given me a chance to realize my full academic potential, and has contributed to get a better understanding of myself

I come from China and I am enrolled in the master in Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology, because I am fascinated in this field.After evaluating information about the environment, education equality, costs, and tuition fees in Groningen, together with additional information about the Netherlands from my parents, I decided to start studying at the RUG.

At the beginning of my study my daily life was full of trouble. Except for all the practical and logistical issues I had to solve as a new Groningen citizen, I also had problems to find the right study strategy...
Feeling supported and safe at the very start of my studies was crucial, and 3 months into the program I realized that I had made the right decision to come to Groningen. So far this study experience has given me a chance to realize my full academic potential, and has contributed to get a better understanding of myself.
The English master in Psychology program at the RUG is still work in progress. The distribution of courses throughout the year could be improved.
During my study I did a half year internship as a psychology teacher in a special secondary school. After finishing my master I am intending to go back to China maybe to become a teacher.
I have learned things which are totally different from what I learned before and that is quite challenging.


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Monicque Lorist
onderzoeker
Dynamics of the Healthy Brain

Ageing affects our brain. But how does the brain deal with these changes? “The better our understanding of the brain, the easier it will be to promote healthy ageing.

Ageing does not necessarily mean that cognitive functions, such as memory and attention, deteriorate. An MRI-scan of someone's brain may reveal that ageing affects the anatomical structure of the brain, but that does not tell you much about how different parts of the brain interact...
The better our understanding of our behavior and underlying brain mechanisms, the easier it will be to promote healthy ageing for all of us.


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Brian Ostafin
onderzoekerMy research focuses on mental habits (automatic processes) and addiction. Automatic attentional and behavioral responses are necessary to guide behavior towards natural rewards (good food, attractive mates). However, they may become strongly linked to cues of addiction and thus contribute to use that occurs despite a conscious desire to restrain.

My work examines the role of these automatic appetitive processes in failures to control addictive behavior. I also examine how mindfulness training may help to overcome such mental habits, thereby increasing self-control.
Tom Postmes
onderzoeker
Interaction between individual, group and society

Man is by nature a remarkably social and co-operative entity. People not only feel comfortable in groups and social networks, together they construct whole societies. Such group processes create huge benefits for each individual. In spite of this, we increasingly see ourselves as unique and autonomous. Such interaction between individual, group and society is central to my research.

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Studievergelijker

1/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Psychology (EN)
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Reflecting on Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Klinische Neuropsychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
4/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Clinical Forensic Psychology and Victimology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Environmental Psychology
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Ontwikkelingspsychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
7/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Toegepaste Sociale Psychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
8/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Arbeids-, Organisatie- en Personeelspsychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
9/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Klinische Psychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
11/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Talent Development and Creativity
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Cognitieve Psychologie en Psychofysiologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
100% Engelstalig
13/23 Rijksuniversiteit
Psychologie
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
13 eerstejaars
76% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
70% Nederlandstalig
30% Engelstalig
14/23 Radboud Universiteit
Psychologie
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
15/23 Radboud Universiteit
Gezondheidszorgpsychologie
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
16/23 Radboud Universiteit
Arbeid, Organisatie & Gezondheid
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
17/23 Radboud Universiteit
Gedragsverandering
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
1 eerstejaars
100% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
18/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische neuropsychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
40% Nederlandstalig
60% Engelstalig
19/23 Amsterdam VU
Psychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
60% Nederlandstalig
40% Engelstalig
20/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische psychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
70% Nederlandstalig
30% Engelstalig
21/23 Amsterdam VU
Sociale psychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
22/23 Amsterdam VU
Arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
23/23 Amsterdam VU
Klinische ontwikkelingspsychologie
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
80% Nederlandstalig
20% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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Studentoordelen

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Psychology (EN) aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 129 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.

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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.
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