Students following this programme can choose one specialisation. This can be either with a focus on psychology in everyday life or on its application in mental health care. Each specialisation consists of mandatory courses, electives a master’s thesis and an internship.
Each specialisation consists of 3 to 5 mandatory courses which will help you specialise in the chosen direction. The mandatory courses are intensive and combine theory with practice. Most courses consist of lectures that introduce theories and principles and workgroups that require the application of acquired knowledge. See the prospectus of the specialisations of your choice to find the corresponding mandatory courses.
Depending on your interests and the available space in your programme you can choose electives. It is possible to choose electives organized by other specialisations. Doing so will result in a diverse classroom. Please note however that some electives can only be followed by students of certain specialisations or have other prerequisites. Please see the prospectus for an overview of all possible electives
Students need to do an internship of 10 or 20 ECTS. A 10-ECTS internship has to be supplemented by two elective courses. In the mandatory internship, students gain hands-on practical experience or research experience in an area of their own interest within the domain of their master’s specialisation. As one of the final parts of their training to become a ‘scientist - practitioner’, students have to familiarize themselves with the professional activities of a psychologist, either by focusing on applying scientific insights in the field or by focusing on conducting applied or fundamental research. You can find more information about the internship in the Prospectus.
Your master's thesis will be the crown on your university education. Your thesis will enable you to go in depth on an cognition related topic and you may get the opportunity to obtain experience with all the phases of empirical research. Alternatively, some staff members have access to large and rich datasets, which will enable you to write a thesis without collecting new data. Staff members will offer research topics related to their own research interests, for which