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.
FPN offers high quality master's programmes in a wide range of psychology disciplines. Not yet sure what to do after your bachelor's? Do you want to make a well-informed decision about your future? Sign up for the Master's Open Day!
On 18 March 2017 the Master’s Open Day will take place at Maastricht University. This year for the first time FPN will organise a special series of Q&A sessions to answer prepared, and in depth questions from students interested in the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. Find out all you need about your favourite specialisation by interacting with the specialisation coordinators and current students. Sign up for the session here
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.
Learn more about Keuzegids, visit their Dutch website
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.
MaCSBio successfully attracted funding as part of a large NWO-TIFN-TKI project which aims to determine how dietary food intake and physical activity influence plasma glucose control, and how differences in plasma glucose concentrations, in turn, affect the mental and physical performance as well as the well-being.
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).