Minors and subsidiary students
Studying at another faculty within or outside Maastricht University and would you like to study at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience? It's possible!
Non-Maastricht University students
Non-Maastricht University students are welcome to study at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN).
Are you interested in a bachelor's module offered by FPN? Please have a look at the admission requirements per academic year and at the programme in general. To take master's modules offered by FPN, you must have a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in an academic field and you must be doing a master’s programme elsewhere. Modules of the selective masters, Research Master and Forensic Master, are only accessible for subsidiary students who have obtained a bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a relevant academic field. And students who are enrolled in a two-year selective master’s programme elsewhere.
Maastricht University students
- If you are studying at another faculty of Maastricht University and would like to take a subsidiary subject at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), then you should apply through the Special Course Approval procedure via the My UM Portal. Please find the manual for Special Course Approval in the Portal as well
- Your request will be assessed by the Board of Examiners of your home faculty. After approval, the request will be forwarded to the Board of Examiners of FPN who assesses if you can be registered (is there still place, do you meet entrance requirements etc.)
- In case of approval and availability of enough places, the secretariat of the Education office will inform you about schedules and materials
- Registration deadlines are applicable
- If you would like to register for a Minor in Psychology, please read the instructions about the Minor in Psychology.
- Submit the completed application form to admissions-fpn[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl, no later than six weeks before starting the relevant course.
- Accompany the application form with a recent transcript and a copy of the Certificate of Enrolment of your own University and a proof of approval of the Board of Examiners of your own faculty.
The Board of Examiners of the faculty will decide admissibility, based on previous training and availability. If approved, the secretariat of the Education Office will inform you about schedules and materials.
Note: A prerequisite for taking part in the modules is to have a training in Problem Based Learning (PBL) in advance. This training is held in September or January. If you are already familiar with PBL, please send proof with your application. If you have a complete registration, the PBL training will be free.
Minor in Psychology
If you are interested in Psychology, consider a (Research) Master in Psychology, or just want to broaden your knowledge and skills, a Minor in Psychology might be an interesting option for you!
The minor is an excellent way to get an impression of Psychology and very useful as preparation for one of the many (Research)Masters in Psychology. In addition, receiving a Minor in Psychology title will give your CV a favourable addendum: Whether you want to work in the field of life sciences, law, arts & culture, or economics, human behaviour applies to every discipline.
The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience offers two minors, a minor (MIP) for third-year university bachelor students of all disciplines (except FHML-MHS), and an advanced minor (AMIP) for FHML Mental Health Science (FHML-MHS) bachelors. Both minors are 24 ECTS and are offered in English.
Minor in Psychology (MIP)
The Minor in Psychology consists of four courses in period 1 and 2, which will give you a broad background in Psychology. The courses will introduce you to:
- Social Psychology (Period 1)
- Personality Psychology (Period 1)
- Psychopathology (Period 2)
- Neuropsychology (Period 2)
Please read the Course descriptions Minor Psychology for more information.
Read the instruction on how to register for the MIP
Advanced Minor in Psychology (AMIP)
The Advanced Minor in Psychology is only open to third-year FHML Mental Health Science (MHS) bachelor students and consists of five courses, which will give you insights in fields of Psychology that will complement your knowledge of MHS.
After online registration, you will receive a weblink (via EleUM or email) through which you can submit your course preferences.
You can register online for the minors via My UM > Course registration > option “Special Course Approval”. To book the Minor in Psychology register for the module MIP, and to book the Advanced Minor in Psychology register for the module AMIP. Note: you can NOT register for the minors by booking each course separately, using the PSY-codes!!
Application deadline for the minors is 20-7-2016 (registration opens at 2-5-2016).
See the sidebox above for more information on registration.