Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
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.
- #1 ranked bachelor's programme in Keuzegids Universiteiten 2022
- 2 Top Rated Programmes according to Keuzegids Masters 2019
- cutting edge research facilities such as the 9.4 Tesla MRI scanner
- international students and staff
- all disciplines of psychology are represented in our master's programmes
- programmes in Dutch and English
FPN Experience Days
What’s it like to be a Psychology student at Maastricht University? Find out during the FPN Virtual Experience Day! You’ll attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. You’ll be guided by advanced Psychology students who are happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life.
Sign up for a Virtual Experience Day via the link to the right.
Talk to our Student Ambassadors
Do you have a question about our study programmes or about student life in Maastricht? Our Ambassadors are happy to answer them. You can contact them on Instagram, where they post weekly about their experiences during their master's studies. You can also sign up for our info pack. You'll receive a brochure, we'll send you updates on our programmes and open days, life at UM and much more.
On 8 June, Professor Fred Zijlstra will bid farewell to the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience and his Chair in Work and Organisational Psychology. In his farewell address, he will look back on the work that has fascinated him for so long. We met him in his office to get a preview of this retrospective.
Elia Formisano, professor of Neural Signal Analysis at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience recently published a paper in Nature Neuroscience in collaboration with Bruno Giordano at Université Aix-Marseille, France and Michele Esposito, Giancarlo Valente. The title of the paper is Intermediate acoustic-to-semantic representations link behavioural and neural responses to natural sounds.
And if you are a bit like me, that title sounds quite intimidating. So, I met up with professor Formisano to talk about his findings.
Women are in the minority in closed treatment facilities (TBS) and other forms of forensic care worldwide. In the Netherlands, only 10% of patients admitted to forensic care are women, but their number is slowly increasing. Do the existing treatments and measurement instruments, developed predominantly for male patients, work equally well in women? No, says Professor Vivienne de Vogel. When it comes to women, the nature of the crimes involved, the motives and the treatment needs are different. What does this mean for forensic care?
07 Oct09:30 - 16:30
Bachelor's Open Day
Find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, experience our unique approach to teaching and immerse yourself in your programme of choice.