The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is an international faculty with students and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds who are linked by their shared curiosity about the human brain. This curiosity drives us to explore the broad field of psychology from a biological and cognitive perspective. By using the Problem-Based Learning method of teaching we encourage a similar curiosity in our students by handing them the tools to discover the world of the human brain.
The Master in Forensic Psychology and the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience are once again ranked 1st in their respective categories of Keuzegids Masters 2017! With a total score of 72 the Master in Forensic Psychology is ranked 1st in its category. This programme has been ranked consistently as the best in its category since 2012. The Research Master attained a total score of 78 and is ranked 1st in the Psychology: Neuroscience research master’s category for the second year in a row. The Master in Psychology is ranked 2nd in the Psychology category of the Keuzegids Masters 2017. This programme was evaluated with a considerably increased total score of 70.
The Bachelor in Psychology has maintained its high 2nd place ranking in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2017. Keuzegids ranks all bachelor’s programmes in the Netherlands, based on the Dutch National Student Survey combined with expert evaluations. Similar to last year, the Bachelor in Psychology scored above the national average in: facilities, academic training and expert evaluation. We are very proud that this year we can add the category “content” to this list of above national average qualities. The content category consists of: the content quality, coherence, used methods and the quality of examinations.
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Elsevier Best Studies 2016 was published last month. Results from the National Student Survey are at the foundation of the publication.
For the second consecutive year our Bachelor in Psychology tops the Elsevier Best Studies 2016 ranking for best bachelor’s programme in psychology! This year the Master in Psychology has done the same for best master’s programme in psychology. Students particularly praised our teachers’ quality and involvement, the quality of education, and our facilities. 91% of bachelor students and 76% of master students recommend studying at FPN!
An Experience Day allows you to experience what it is like to be a Psychology student. You will attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by advanced Psychology students who will be happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life.
Maastricht University (UM) has climbed to the fourth place in the Times Higher Education (THE) 150 Under 50 ranking for best young universities in the world. After maintaining the sixth place since 2013 in the former THE 100 under 50, this fourth place can be considered as a compliment and congratulations in Maastricht Universities 40th anniversary year. The list has been published at the Young Universities Summit in Barcelona on April 6th.
The sounds we encounter in everyday life are complex and various. How the human brain analyses their acoustics remains largely unknown. A new study published in this week’s issue of PNAS and conducted by UM researchers at the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center (MBIC, FPN) and at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) shows that mathematical modelling in combination with high spatial resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) enables reverse engineering of the human brain computations underlying real-life listening.
This week the news reached FPN that the application for a grant has been approved for the project Improvement of fact finding in child abuse cases at Veilig Thuis: Implementation and evaluation of the NICHD protocol compared to current practices.
Last week Dr. Benedikt Poser of the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience (CN) at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) received word from the NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) that his team received the NWO Investment Subsidy Medium grant (MaGW) from the NWO’s division of Social Sciences and Humanities.