The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) is a dynamic community of students, scientists and supporting staff. We are driven by our shared curiosity about the human mind. We observe, understand, predict, and, if necessary, aim to change human behaviour. All based on fundamental and applied scientific research of a consistently high level. Humans also think, communicate and act driven by cognition that is embedded in our neural system, hence it is based on and influences biological and neural processes. FPN tackles this brain-behaviour interface in fundamental research lines that have a strong cognitive and biological psychology profile.
Visit our Bachelor's Open Day to learn all about the Bachelor in Psychology and Maastricht University. Learn more about the Bachelor in Psychology online or sign up for the Bachelor's Open Day on 12 November!
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.
This year FPN is well represented in the rankings. The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is #1 out of 9 comparable programmes with 82 out of 100 points, thus earning the title ‘Top Rated Programme’. The Master in Forensic Psychology has reached 1st place out of 10 comparable programmes for the fifth year in a row. The Master in Psychology rose one place to #5 out of 12. The Master Mental Health retained its #2 position out of 4 comparable programmes.
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 purpose of the agreement is to lay out the principles for collaboration in the fields of research and education within the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) at Maastricht University (UM).