Become the best scientist and scholar that you can be! Our Master’s programme in Social Psychology takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding fundamental social psychological processes. The underlying idea is that new insights regarding human behaviour can be understood more completely by incorporating evolutionary, cognitive, and social structural perspectives into the study of diverse social and psychological phenomena, including self processes, interpersonal relations, and intra- and inter-group phenomena. Social psychology is therefore an important factor in countless situations and settings.
During the first year, courses focus on basic principles and advanced skills, including methods, statistics, and writing; you will also complete a research project. The second year integrates this knowledge and places it in a broader, multidisciplinary context; you will complete two research projects and write a thesis as the culmination of your Master’s degree.
Teaching takes place on a small scale in seminars, workshops, and individual mentorships. Our lecturers are internationally recognized in diverse fields. The programme features special facilities, including a dedicated research laboratory and a work-study room, and has a truly international character: all teaching is in English, and more than half of our students come from outside the Netherlands.
As a social psychology graduate, you can work in college or university settings, in the private sector as a consultant, researcher, or manager, or in government and non-profit organizations, designing and evaluating policies and programmes in education, conflict resolution, environmental protection, etc. You can also pursue your studies to PhD level.
NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization)
International Student Requirements:
Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field and have an appreciable interest in research. You must have received an 8 (B+) or higher for your final Bachelor’s thesis and have a grade average of 7.5 or higher. Furthermore, you must be proficient in English.