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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Clinical Psychology at University of Groningen

Why do people keep on drinking too much alcohol even if they really want to quit? Why do some people hear voices that no one else can hear? What does disgust have to do with sex?

What is a panic attack? How effective is mindfulness forpeople who suffer from a major depressive disorder?

You will ask these and similar other questions during your master year Clinical Psychology. The program focuses on threeimportant, inter-related topics:

  • Theory: a better understanding of psychopathology
  • Diagnosis: determining what is going on
  • Intervention: bringing about change

This master takes an evidence-based approach in that the coursematerial covering these three areas is based on findings from(experimental) empirical research. You will learn how to applyscientific findings to clinical practice, and in turn, howexperiences in the clinic can be translated to testable researchquestions.

Why do people keep on drinking too much alcohol even if they really want to quit? Why do some people hear voices that no one else can hear? What does disgust have to do with sex?

What is a panic attack? How effective is mindfulness forpeople who suffer from a major depressive disorder?

You will ask these and similar other questions during your master year Clinical Psychology. The program focuses on threeimportant, inter-related topics:

  • Theory: a better understanding of psychopathology
  • Diagnosis: determining what is going on
  • Intervention: bringing about change

This master takes an evidence-based approach in that the coursematerial covering these three areas is based on findings from(experimental) empirical research. You will learn how to applyscientific findings to clinical practice, and in turn, howexperiences in the clinic can be translated to testable researchquestions.

After your studies

Job prospects

As a master's level clinical psychologist you have severaloptions:

* Clinical or professional practice, without advancedtraining:
-Counsellor, Coach
-Psychological worker
-Policy making, management
-Consultant, trainer, etc.

* Clinical practice, with advanced training:
In The Netherlands (Dutch language programs only)
-Gezondheidszorgpsycholoog (2 year program)
-Klinisch Psycholoog (3 year program on top of thegezondheidszorgpsycholoog training)
In Germany (German language programs only),
Licensure as
-Psychologische/Psychotherapeut/in (3 year full-time or 5 yearpart-time)
to get paid by the statutory health insurance.
-Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie (HPG, no extra requirements)
to be legally allowed to treat patients, but not eligible to getpaid by the statutory health insurance.

As a master's level clinical psychologist you have severaloptions:

* Clinical or professional practice, without advancedtraining:
-Counsellor, Coach
-Psychological worker
-Policy making, management
-Consultant, trainer, etc.

* Clinical practice, with advanced training:
In The Netherlands (Dutch language programs only)
-Gezondheidszorgpsycholoog (2 year program)
-Klinisch Psycholoog (3 year program on top of thegezondheidszorgpsycholoog training)
In Germany (German language programs only),
Licensure as
-Psychologische/Psychotherapeut/in (3 year full-time or 5 yearpart-time)
to get paid by the statutory health insurance.
-Heilpraktiker Psychotherapie (HPG, no extra requirements)
to be legally allowed to treat patients, but not eligible to getpaid by the statutory health insurance.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Toegepaste PsychologieAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

More information:

In case the admission committee decides that you can be admitted"conditionally", the condition will usually be that you complete aspecified set of courses in order to satisfy the admission requirements. See http://www.rug.nl/(...)h-modules/premaster/

All Research universities

Via a pre-master

More information:

Please check http://www.rug.nl/(...)tion/switch-modules/for the admission requirements per education

Psychology (EN)University of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Please check http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#procedures

PsychologyUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Please check http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#procedures

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

If you have any deficiencies in connection with Statistics andResearch Methodology then we offer the possibility to takepre-master courses. The Admissions Office will inform you if youwould qualify for this.

language test

Non-native English speakers must moreover provide evidence ofsatisfactory results for one of the standard tests. See http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen

previous education

Admission requirements depend on prior education, see http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#procedures

Registration procedure

The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

On the webpages of the Master programme Psychology you find afull description of applicationprocedures and admission requirements.
For students who have finished the Dutch bachelor in Psychology atthe University of Groningen registration is possible until1September.

The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

On the webpages of the Master programme Psychology you find afull description of applicationprocedures and admission requirements.
For students who have finished the Dutch bachelor in Psychology atthe University of Groningen registration is possible until1September.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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