Are you curious about human behaviour, why they do what they do? Why is takes so much effort to live environmentally friendly? How equality and inclusion can improve society and combat polarisation? How we can measure the effects of psychoactive drugs on our cognition? How we can improve the mental wellbeing of children? How child’s play stimulates language development? How we can incorporate virtual reality in clinical practice? How we can quickly trace developmental disorders? How people can keep doing valuable work when more and more task are taken over by artificial intelligence? How we can improve suicide prevention by way of machine learning? How people get obsessed with TikTok? How we can combat misinformation? Then the bachelor in Psychology is the right programme for you.
During the bachelor Psychology in Maastricht you will learn how scientists study human behaviour and 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. All these skills prepare you for a future in the broad work field of psychology and beyond. You will then use this knowledge and these skills to explore how psychology can tackle personal and societal problems.
- study different factors that influence human behaviour
- careers include researcher, study advisor, or manager
- 3-year, full-time bachelor's, taught in Dutch or English, starts in September
- numerus fixus and Selection. Application deadline: 15 January 2024
- weekly: 15 hrs classes, 25 hrs independent study
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If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Ariel through her Instagram page; she's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped her with hers.
#3 Psychology programme in the Netherlands: ElsevierElsevier Best Studies 2019
Psychology is 1st in the national Keuzegids rankingKeuzegids Universiteiten 2022
UM is the ninth best Young University in the worldTimes Higher Education 2022 Young Universities Ranking
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