Social Psychology: research

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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This Research Master's programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the fundamental social psychological processes that illuminate how people are influenced by their social environment.

New insights are obtained by incorporating biological, cognitive and evolutionary perspectives in the study of social psychological phenomena. These include situations that involve interpersonal trust, leadership, and cooperation. Social psychology is the core psychological discipline that sheds light on human behavior and attitudes in social situations and settings.

You will acquire in-depth theoretical knowledge of social psychology and the skills to apply this knowledge to social phenomena in the real world. Moreover, you will also develop the essential skills needed to conduct innovative research of the highest quality. There is a substantial focus on research and presentation skills throughout the programme, as well as related questions such as application of social psychology to real-world problems, and bridging social psychology with insights from adjacent disciplines.
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diplomaMSc Social Psychology: Regulation of Social Behaviour (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
Social Psychology

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  • You are assigned an individual mentor who provides you with personal guidance and supervision.

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1e jaar Throughout the first year, there is a continuous emphasis on oral and written communication skills. These skills will be assessed and refined in the theoretical courses through assignment.
2e jaar The second year of the teaching program is designed to further integrate theoretical knowledge from the basic principles and advanced courses in the first year and to locate basic social psychological principles in a broader, trans-disciplinary context.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet30% zelfstudie
40% theorie
30% praktijk
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation along with advanced research skills that permit them to translate a theoretically driven idea into a research design that can be implemented.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
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Good grades: Preferably you have an average grade for your academic bachelor of 7.5 or higher (or international equivalent, e.g. a B or a GPA of 3.3). It is possible to be admitted if your average grade is lower; however, in such cases you will need to complete the entry assignment in a highly satisfactory manner.


An academic bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Psychology or a related discipline, preferably with an emphasis on social psychology, biological psychology, cognitive psychology, economics, neurosciences or cognitive sciences and a focus on methodology, statistics and research. Applications from students with a background in other disciplines will be considered, but these candidates must have completed courses in statistics and methodology and have experience of conducting and reporting on experimental research. Prospective students in this category are strongly advised to seek a preliminary advice before proceeding with their application.

reference letter

A motivation letter is required.


inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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Studenten en studentenleven


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22924 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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

Social Psychology: research aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 9 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Because Social Psychology combines understanding human behaviour with training in advanced research methods, the career prospects for its graduates are excellent. Students who have completed our research Master's are especially suited to advanced PhD work.
Many social psychologists conduct research and teach at universities or colleges, not only in departments of Psychology but also in Cognitive Science, Business, Education, Political Science, Justice Studies, Law, Health Sciences and Medicine. Others are employed in the private sector as consultants, researchers, marketing directors and managers. Psychologists also work for government and non-profit organizations, designing and evaluating policies or programmes in areas like education, conflict resolution and environmental protection. Our graduates are extremely well-placed for jobs of this kind.

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