The Psychology programme has been set up using a Bachelor’s-Master’s structure. The Bachelor’s programme takes three years. If you complete it successfully, you will receive a Bachelor’s degree and you can use the title Bachelor of Science. Each study year consists of four modules.
The Psychology programme at the University of Twente is taught in English.
Each module consists of 10 weeks of education. You will receive one graded score for each module. Each graded score is the weighted average of a number of partial scores. You will have tests and tasks at various moments, which means your study load is well spread. Your partial scores will be based on written individual tests, individual tasks and group tasks.
During the programme, you will come across various types of education: projects, lectures, tutorials, practical work and self-study. You need the self-study hours to prepare for lectures/tutorials, to study the materials for the tests, and to work on (individual and group) assignments.
In the first year of the programme, you will study the key scientific principles of psychology in detail. You will directly make use of the knowledge and skills that you have gained in projects. Examples of projects that you will be working on in the first year are:
- encouraging people with obesity to exercise and play sports;
- designing a driving simulator lesson for people with ADHD;
- designing an approach to tackle bullying at work or in the classroom;
- designing a test to identify personal talents.
Read more about the first year of the Psychology programme.
The second year centres on elective modules, a research project and the development of your psychological skills. The elective modules show the connection between psychology and technology.
Read more about the second year of the Psychology programme.
In the third year, you will be given six months of elective space. You can choose optional psychology modules, build up your knowledge in another professional area, or take a subject abroad. And of course, the focus of the year is on graduating.
Read more about the third year of the Psychology programme.
If your individual performance is outstanding, you will be invited to take part in our STAR programme, which can lead to a cum laude graduation. The STAR programme offers you the chance of carrying out a customized and challenging project along with a group of other ambitious students.
During the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology at the UT, you can study a combination of psychology and education by following modules about education (educational science and technology) in the electives. If you take this option, you will qualify not only for our Master’s programme in Psychology, but also for our Master’s programme in Educational Science and Technology after completing the Bachelor´s programme. Educational Science and Technology is about making knowledge accessible to people of all ages. For more information, check the possibilities after the programme.