Cognitive Neuroscience

Rankings & recognition

  • Master in Psychology is 2nd in its category in the national Keuzegids Masters 2017 ranking

    The master's programme in Psychology is ranked 2nd in the Psychology category of the 2017 Keuzegids Masters.

    The programme attained a total score of 70, which is considerably higher than last year’s total score of 60. Here’s how we scored in the areas that were evaluated:

    Above national average

    National average

    Below national average

    Facilities (++)

    Contact hours


    Content (+)

    Professional training


    Instructors (+)

    Study load


    Academic training (+)







    Assessment and achievement


    The Keuzegids Masters offers rankings of all master’s programmes in the Netherlands. These rankings are based on the results from the Dutch National Student Survey, combined with expert evaluations. The Keuzegids is published annually by the Dutch Higher Education Information Centre. It is an independent publication that allows you to compare all accredited master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

     Learn more on the Keuzegids website (in Dutch)  

  • Best Psychology master's programme in the Netherlands: Elsevier

    The master’s programme in Psychology is ranked 1st in the Netherlands in overall student satisfaction for the Psychology category, according to the Elsevier ‘Best Studies’ guide.

    The Elsevier Best Studies Guide is published once a year by the Dutch magazine Elsevier. It contains student evaluations of each programme's education, contact hours, facilities, structure, instructors and assessment methods, as well as its organisation and communication. The guide is largely based on the results of the Dutch National Student Survey. 

    Here are some of the highlights from the Psychology programme:

    • 72% of the students would recommend this programme to others
    • 77% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the facilities
    • 71% of the students are satisfied or very satisfied with the instructors
  • UM is the 6th best young university in the world

    Maastricht University is placed sixth place in the 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) '200 Under 50' ranking for best young universities in the world. UM is proud to have its continued efforts, for example toward internationalisation, affirmed in this THE ranking. UM also scores a top 10 position (with 7th place) in the 2016 QS ‘Top 50 under 50’; ranking highest of all European universities. These special rankings for young universities are published to give an indication as to which universities are expected in the future to become the top universities worldwide. 

     Go to the THE '200 under 50'  
     Go to the QS 'Top 50 under 50'