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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 Psychology at University of Groningen

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.


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:

After your studies

Job prospects

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

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

Job examples

  • Public information officer
  • Career advisor
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Market researcher
  • Crisis manager
  • Vocational and organizational expert
  • Communications consultant
  • Marketing consultant
  • Cognitive ergonomist
  • Traffic psychologist
  • Sport psychologist
  • Policy researcher
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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
PsychologyAll Research universities

Deficiency program

More information:

Students with a Psychology Bachelor degree from otheruniversities are admissible after approval by Admissions MasterPsychology. See http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#proceduresfor more information

Psychology (EN)University of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

See http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#proceduresfor the procedure for students with a UG Bachelor degree inPsychology

PsychologyUniversity of Groningen

No additional requirements

More information:

Zie http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication#proceduresvoor de specifieke procedure voor studenten met een RUG BachelorPsychologie

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.For more information have a look at the SPOsite about this premaster: http://spo-groningen.nl/

language test

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

previous education

The admission requirements depend on the prior education. For afull description of admission requirements, application procedureand admission procedure, please consult https://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

For English tracks: students with a hbo diploma or bachelor atan Academic University outside the Netherlands should satisfylanguage requirements, see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ch-modules/taaleisen

previous education

The admission requirements depend on the prior education. For afull description of admission requirements, application procedureand admission procedure, please consult https://www.rug.nl/(...)ation/switch-modules

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.

Start in February and September

Start in 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.

Start in February and September

Start in September

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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