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.
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.
This year FPN is well represented in the rankings. The Research Master in Cognitive Neuroscience is #1 out of 9 comparable programmes with 82 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.
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.
Aditionally, you can participate in a so called Experience Day + which is organised twice a year. Adding the + day to the regular Experience day allows you to get to know student life in Maastricht and the city itself.