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The award
BSc

How long you will study
36 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

All study options

About Psychology at University of Groningen

Are you ready for the many challenges of studying behaviour, awareness and the brain? Then this study will suit you, for psychology pervades all forms of human activity.

  • As a psychologist you deal with human behaviour and developmentin many fields, including psychological treatment, education, workplace, sports, environment, traffic, health, media, and more. Inclinical professions, for example, you are concerned with thetreatment of people with emotional or behavioural disorders orsupporting patients with neurological deficits. Developmentalissues are central to clinical work as well, since origins ofmaladaptive behaviour often lie in early childhood.

    In our bachelor programme:

    • you learn about theories of the biological, cognitive, socialand environmental factors influencing behaviour;
    • you obtain basic communicational and diagnostic skillsnecessary for work in practice;
    • you are trained to get an in-depth focus on the methodologicaland statistical knowledge and skills essential for scientificresearch;
    • you learn to reflect on scientific theory in psychology;
    • you learn to reflect on your own development aspsychologist;
    • you have the possibility to focus on a domain of your owninterest and that fits best with the track in your future Masterprogramme.

Are you ready for the many challenges of studying behaviour, awareness and the brain? Then this study will suit you, for psychology pervades all forms of human activity.

As a psychologist you deal with human behaviour and developmentin many fields, including psychological treatment, education, workplace, sports, environment, traffic, health, media, and more. Inclinical professions, for example, you are concerned with thetreatment of people with emotional or behavioural disorders orsupporting patients with neurological deficits. Developmentalissues are central to clinical work as well, since origins ofmaladaptive behaviour often lie in early childhood.

In our bachelor programme:

  • you learn about theories of the biological, cognitive, socialand environmental factors influencing behaviour;
  • you obtain basic communicational and diagnostic skillsnecessary for work in practice;
  • you are trained to get an in-depth focus on the methodologicaland statistical knowledge and skills essential for scientificresearch;
  • you learn to reflect on scientific theory in psychology;
  • you learn to reflect on your own development aspsychologist;
  • you have the possibility to focus on a domain of your owninterest and that fits best with the track in your future Masterprogramme.

After your studies

Job prospects

Psychologists get into jobs where thorough knowledge of humanpossibilities and constraints is important. For instance a job inmental health care. You should think of assistance or therapy.Psychologists can also work in business or in organizations. For example, they are used to recruit new staff, in coaching ortraining. Finally, it is possible to find yourself in research institutes or universities.

Psychologists get into jobs where thorough knowledge of humanpossibilities and constraints is important. For instance a job inmental health care. You should think of assistance or therapy.Psychologists can also work in business or in organizations. For example, they are used to recruit new staff, in coaching ortraining. Finally, it is possible to find yourself in research institutes or universities.

Job examples

  • Vocational and organizational expert
  • Sport psychologist
  • Prevention officer
  • Market researcher
  • Career and organizational consultant
  • Communication advisor
  • Traffic psychologist
  • Marketing consultant
  • Cognitive ergonomist
  • Policy researcher
  • Information officer
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Student psychologist
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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 awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study36 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 8300

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Entry requirements

Admissible Dutch diploma profiles

  • CM
  • EM
  • NG
  • NT
  • academic propedeuse
  • HBO-p

    Students who finished their first year of an applied sciencesuniversity programme, cannot automatically be admitted to theBachelor of Psychology. The admissions board may ask forsupplementary requirements. Please contact the academic advisor formore information.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

We strongly advise a firm background in English, Mathematics andBiology. In the bachelor, there is a strong emphasis on scientificresearch. Many students experience difficulties with statistics, soit is important to realize in advance that this is part of yourstudies.

previous education

If you hold an EU secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutchvwo-diploma you are also admissible (i.e. Abitur, InternationalBaccalaureate). A rule-of-thumb for students holding an EU-diploma(no rights may be derived from this): If your diploma givesadmittance to universities in the country of origin of yourdiploma, then it also gives admittance to universities in theNetherlands.

Students who finished their first year of an applied sciencesuniversity programme, cannot automatically be admitted to theBachelor of Psychology. The admissions board may ask forsupplementary requirements. Please contact the academic advisor formore information.

other admission requirements

If you do not fulfil the conditions for admission to theBachelor of Psychology programme and still want to study, pleaseread the information on http://www.rug.nl/(...)on/colloquium-doctum

All students have to register in Studielink. Once registeredthere, you will receive a log in for the univerisities OnlineApplication System

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
knowledge minimum

We strongly advise a firm background in English (see languagetest below), Mathematics and Biology. In the bachelor, there is a strong emphasis on scientific research. Many students experiencedifficulties with statistics, so it is important to realize inadvance that this is part of your studies.

previous education

If you do not fulfil the conditions for admission to theBachelor of Psychology programme and still want to study, pleaseread the information on http://www.rug.nl/(...)on/colloquium-doctum

Registration procedure

Please see http://www.rug.nl/(...)lor-degree-programme.

See http://www.rug.nl/(...)inschrijven/bachelor

Choice of degree programme check

The degree programme will organize a choice of degree programme check. Attendance is compulsory. The advice is not binding.

Explanatory notes

For more information see https://www.rug.nl/gmw/education/matching

For more information see https://www.rug.nl/gmw/education/matching

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)C1
IELTS overall band6
TOEFL internet based80

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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