After obtaining your Bachelor’s diploma, you can immediately enter the job market, or you can specialise by taking one of the Master’s programmes at the University of Twente or elsewhere. Most graduates opt for further studies, thereby increasing their chances of getting a job in which psychology takes the central stage. Whichever route you choose, you can be sure that with your contemporary psychological expertise and your hands-on engineering approach you will be able to get an interesting job and make a meaningful contribution to society.
Wherever there are people, you can contribute as a psychologist. You can research and analyse behaviour and look for practical, sometimes technological solutions for psychological issues. The ‘outside-in’ problem approach, the engineering mind-set and the understanding of technology that you will have gained at the UT will give a huge advantage on the labour market.
Many students who complete their Bachelor’s in Psychology head for our one-year Master’s programme Psychology. We highly recommend this option, as it will enable you to deepen your knowledge and skills as an ‘engineer’ and problem solver in the field of psychology. It also means further strengthening your expertise with regard to technology and its impact, possibilities and threats: in all our Psychology Master's specialisations, there is a strong focus on the ‘technification’ of our society – and of our profession. With your Bachelor’s degree you have direct access to this Master’s programme.
The main reason we encourage you to seriously consider our one-year Master’s programme Psychology is that it offers five unique, English-taught specialisations that you will not find at any other university.
The five unique specialisations are:
Another good option is our one-year Master’s programme Educational Science & Technology. This Master’s is a good fit if you are interested in education and training – for example, at schools or in the business world. In order to be eligible for this Master’s, you have to take an elective module in Educational Psychology in the second or third year of your Psychology Bachelor’s.
Of course, you can also choose a completely different Master’s programme. In most cases, you will be required to complete a pre-Master’s, aimed at bringing your knowledge of the field in question up to scratch.