At the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience we offer two bachelor's, five master's, and two pre-master's programmes. In Maastricht we teach through small scale education, so called Problem Based Learning (PBL). All teaching is organised by the Section Teaching and Innovation in Learning (STIL), and the departments: Clinical Psychological Science (CPS), Cognitive Neuroscience (CN), Work and Social Psychology (W&SP), Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (NP&PP), and Methodology and Statistics (M&S).
You will learn how scientists study human internal, mental processes such as: language, memory, thinking, and perception. You will also train in different research and statistical methods. Additionally, you will learn other important skills, such as: critical thinking, writing scientific papers, ethical and social responsibility, communicating, complex problem-solving, perspective-taking, working in a team, and professional skills that belong to the field of psychology.
International Joint Master of Research in Work and Organizational Psychology
Which working conditions help prevent mental fatigue? What determines the effectiveness of a team? And how do you stimulate innovation? These are some of the topics that a Work and Organizational Psychologist studies.
Would you like to work in mental healthcare? And would you like to learn how to best treat, diagnose and manage different disorders? Or would you like to do research into psychological disorders? Then Mental Health is the programme you’re looking for. In this programme, you’ll gain the practical skills necessary to assess and manage various mental healthcare problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to do a clinical internship and a research internship, where you’ll obtain essential skills in the areas of diagnostics, interventions and research. Depending on your interests, you can either specialise Adult Psychopathology or Child and Adolescence Psychopathology
The pre-master is intended for applied university students with relevant prior education who have not completed a university bachelor's and/or master's degree. Successful completion of all components in the pre-master gives access to the master Mental Health.The pre-master is intended for applied university students with relevant prior education who have not completed a university bachelor's and/or master's degree. Successful completion of all components in the pre-master gives access to the master Mental Health.
How do children learn to speak? What determines the effectiveness of a team? What happens to our brain when we age? And why is it difficult to change bad habits? In this challenging master's programme, you’ll learn how you can explain, predict and –if necessary- change how people think and what they do.
If you do not fulfil the admission requirements of the master Psychology you may qualify for admission to the pre-master Psychology. If you successfully complete this pre-master's programme within one academic year, you can continue with one specialisation of the master’s in Psychology at FPN in the subsequent academic year.
Research master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Five top specialisations in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience for students aiming to become high-level researchers in academia, or envisioning a career in industrial, governmental, clinical, or other work environments. It offers top-rated education by excellent teachers who are also internationally recognised research experts in the topics they teach. Distinguishing aspects of the programme are its small-scale, group-based education, allowing for close interaction with both the teaching staff and other highly motivated students, and its attractive mix of theoretical and practical training. We invite you to explore the profile of each specialisation and the practical details of how to apply!