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Study overview of Bachelor Psychology


Our English-taught Bachelor’s programme Psychology takes three years. Once you graduate, you may call yourself Bachelor of Science. With this degree you can directly enter the Master’s programme in Psychology at UT. This Master’s connects seamlessly with the Bachelor’s. You can also opt for a different Master’s programme at  UT or elsewhere, or head for the job market. 

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  • Year 1Year 1
  • Year 2Year 2
  • Year 3Year 3
  • Psychology & Intervention design
  • Social behaviour
  • Cognition & Development
  • The individual
  • Elective module
  • Elective module
  • Research methods & Research project
  • Psychological & Professional skills
  • Electives
  • Electives
  • History, ethics & philosophy of psychology
  • Bachelor's assignment

First time at university

When you are a first-year student, you experience many new things. Here we start explaining at least a few of them.

  • You complete modules

    Your bachelor’s takes three years. Every year you will follow four 10-week modules. This means that during the course of your studies you will complete 12 modules. In every module, you will tackle a subject that is hot in society, business or industry. This theme will bring together all the different components of your study programme: theory and practice, research, designing solutions, self-study and teamwork. A fixed part of every module is the team project, in which you and your teammates apply the knowledge you have acquired to a current challenge and design a workable solution. This learning method is part of the Twente Education Model (TOM): an innovative approach to studying that you will only find at University of Twente.

  • Study points - how do they work?

    At university you will come across something called study credits, also known as EC(s). The abbreviation EC is derived from the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which was designed for the comparison of courses internationally. One credit equals 28 hours of work; you need to acquire 60 credits each year. You will receive credits for every assignment you pass. Your programme assigns fixed numbers of hours to each assignment, project report or exam. In the first year you need to get at least 45 out of 60 points to be able to continue to the second year.

  • Did you get 45 EC or more? Then you can enter the second year

    Our goal is to get you to the right place as quickly as possible, which is why we apply the principle of a binding recommendation. All first-year students receive this at the end of the year. You will receive positive advice if you have achieved 45 or more of the 60 EC in the first year. Additionally, specific requirements can apply to certain modules/courses. Negative advice is binding and means that you have to quit the programme. Do personal circumstances such as illness or problems interfere with your study performance? Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC) will help you further.

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