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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
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About Talent Development and Creativity at University of Groningen

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 thedevelopment, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. Inthis unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you willdevelop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurturetalent and creativity in individuals and organisations acrossachievement domains.

You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talentdevelopment and creativity, and you will be in contact withdifferent organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouragingtalent and creativity.

As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a researchproject, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate thedevelopment of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domainthat interests you most.

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 thedevelopment, selection, and promotion of talent and creativity. Inthis unique, internationally-oriented Master's programme you willdevelop the expertise to enable you to select, develop, and nurturetalent and creativity in individuals and organisations acrossachievement domains.

You will learn about the theoretical approaches to talentdevelopment and creativity, and you will be in contact withdifferent organisations in the worlds of sport, business and education so you can learn about their policies on encouragingtalent and creativity.

As part of your MSc thesis you will carry out a researchproject, possibly combined with an internship, to investigate thedevelopment of talent and/or creativity in the achievement domainthat interests you most.

After your studies

Job prospects

Preparing to get employed! 

How you benefit from what our program brings:

*In our courses you learn about using yourskills in practice, and you have the opportunity to work with an organization in the domain of your interest.
*We look for interesting meetings where you can do somenetworking and get in touch with practice outside thecourses.
*If you are interested in sport psychology you canobtain an official sport psychologycertificate when having finished this program.
*Our foundation- and skills courses count to obtaina Coaching certificate.
*We have a (voluntary) mentoring program, meaning that wecan connect students to people working in the field during the MSc.program to exchange knowledge, skills, and contacts.

Preparing to get employed! 

How you benefit from what our program brings:

*In our courses you learn about using yourskills in practice, and you have the opportunity to work with an organization in the domain of your interest.
*We look for interesting meetings where you can do somenetworking and get in touch with practice outside thecourses.
*If you are interested in sport psychology you canobtain an official sport psychologycertificate when having finished this program.
*Our foundation- and skills courses count to obtaina Coaching certificate.
*We have a (voluntary) mentoring program, meaning that wecan connect students to people working in the field during the MSc.program to exchange knowledge, skills, and contacts.

Job examples

  • Scientist on talent development and creativity,

    which can be at a university, but also in an organization(embedded)

  • Coach, Counsellor, or Consultant

    in the domains of education, work, sports, music

  • (Talent) Recruiter

    in the fields of work, sports, arts, and music

  • Policy maker/analyst

    in the field of talent development and creativity programmes

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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
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Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
All Research universities

Via a pre-master

More information:

De toelatingcommissie baseert toelating en evt. pre-master vanexterne studenten op basis van vooropleiding. Afronding bachelornoodzakelijk. Pre-master start in september. Deadline aanmeldingmaster: 15 november/1 mei. Informatie/aanmelden: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules

PsychologyUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Deadline aanmelding: 1 september/1 februari.

PsychologyAll Research universities

Deficiency program

More information:

De toelatingcommissie baseert toelating en evt. pre-master vanexterne studenten op basis van vooropleiding. Afronding bachelornoodzakelijk. Pre-master start in september. Deadline aanmeldingmaster: 15 november/1 mei. Informatie/aanmelden: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules

Psychology (EN)University of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Deadline aanmelding en betaling: 30 augustus/31 januari.

Toegepaste PsychologieAll Universities of applied sciences

Deficiency program

More information:

De toelatingcommissie baseert toelating en evt. pre-master vanexterne studenten op basis van vooropleiding. Afronding bachelornoodzakelijk. Pre-master start in september. Deadline aanmeldingmaster: 15 november/1 mei. Informatie/aanmelden: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

Applicants should have qualifications that justify theexpectation of successful completion of the programme in due time.These qualifications include knowledge and experience in relevanttheories, statistics and experience with statistical softwarepackages. Please be aware of our high level of statistics duringthe bachelor psychology programme and subsequent to this therequired high level of statistics in our master Psychologyprogramme.

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 below.

previous education

Applicants require a Bachelor's degree in Psychology or anequivalent competence in terms of:

  • Knowledge of disciplinary subjects in psychology and theirapplications,
  • Good skills in designing psychological research and reportingit,
  • Solid knowledge of methods of data collection and statisticalanalysis,
  • An analytical and critical attitude enabling you to assessscientific information,
  • Motivation to acquire knowledge and skills at a postgraduatelevel

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Voor Engelstalige tracks moeten studenten met een hbo-opleidingof een buitenlandse vooropleiding voldoen aan de taaleisen. Zie: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen.

previous education

Toelating is mogelijk voor

  • Studenten die de bacheloropleiding Psychologie aan deRijksuniversiteit Groningen volgen of gevolgd hebben(onvoorwaardelijke toelating). Zie voor de deadlines en procedure:http://tinyurl.com/omvub7l
  • Studenten die een bacheloropleiding Psychologie aan een andereNederlandse universiteit volgen of gevolgd hebben (drempelloos, natoestemming toelatingscommissie)
  • Studenten die een andere (universitaire) bacheloropleidingvolgen of gevolgd hebben. Hieronder vallen ook hbo-studenten die deopleiding Toegepaste psychologie volgen of gevolgd hebben (metpre-master)

De toelatingscommissie baseert toelating en eventueelaanvullende pre-master van externe studenten op basis vanvooropleiding. Deadline aanmelding: 15 november (voor start op 1februari) en 1 mei (voor start op 1 september).

Kijk voor meer informatie over de toelatingsprocedure op: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules.

Let op: hbo-studenten die een andere opleiding volgen of gevolgdhebben dan (toegepaste) psychologie worden niet toegelaten tot demasteropleiding of de pre- master. Een aanvraag tot toelating zalniet in behandeling worden genomen.

written request

Afhankelijk van vooropleiding:

  • Studenten die de bacheloropleiding Psychologie aan deRijksuniversiteit Groningen volgen of gevolgd hebben(onvoorwaardelijke toelating) melden zich via Progreswww aan. Zievoor de deadlines en procedure: http://tinyurl.com/omvub7l.
  • Studenten die een andere bacheloropleiding in Nederland hebbengevolgd melden zich aan via http://www.studielink.nl. Alsje per 1 februari 2017 wil starten selecteer je in Studielink eerst"Psychologie (Master, Nederlandstalig)" of "Psychologie (Master,Engelstalig)" van de drop-downlijst met studies.

Als je per 1 september 2017 wil starten selecteer je inStudielink direct de mastertrack:'Psychologie:.............' of'Psychology: ..........'. Studenten die in hetbuitenland een vooropleiding hebben gevolgd melden zich aan via deprocedure die geldt voor internationale studenten, zie http://www.rug.nl/(...)sion-and-applicationKijk voor meer informatie bij het betreffende masterprogramma. Hebje nog vragen, neem dan contact op via: studieadvies.psy@rug.nl.

Registration procedure

The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

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


The admission requirements depend on the prior education.

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


Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)C1
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based90

Tuition fees

NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2006full-time
EU/EEA2018-2019€ 2060full-time
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2006full-time
non-EU/EEA2017-2018€ 14200full-time
EU/EEA2018-2019€ 2060full-time
non-EU/EEA2018-2019€ 14350full-time
NationalityYearFeeProgramme form
EU/EEA2017-2018€ 2006full-time
EU/EEA2018-2019€ 2060full-time

Application deadlines

Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students01 May 201801 September 2018
15 November 201801 February 2019
01 May 201901 September 2019
non-EU/EEA students01 April 201801 September 2018
15 October 201801 February 2019
01 April 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
Dutch students01 May 201801 September 2018
15 November 201801 February 2019
01 May 201901 September 2019
Type of studentDeadlineStart course
EU/EEA students01 May 201801 September 2018
15 November 201801 February 2019
01 May 201901 September 2019
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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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