In the third study year, you will be given six months (30EC) of elective space. You can use this elective space for gaining more breadth or depth. You can take an elective Psychology module or Educational Science and Technology modules (see the optional modules of study year 2). You can also choose to build up your knowledge in a totally different professional area, such as business administration or the physics of sports. Another option is to study abroad.
In this module, you will deal with reflective topics, such as the history of psychology, philosophy (of science) and philosophy of psychology. You will also explore the ethics of practicing psychology. This will involve looking at the professionalism of a psychologist and the role of expertise. You will also deal with ethical questions and problems psychologists face in their profession.
You will complete the Bachelor’s programme with a Bachelor’s thesis in one of the application-oriented thematic areas of Psychology at the University of Twente. In your graduation project, you will tackle a problem scientifically, using literature and data that you have collected yourself. You may research the use of E-health, for instance, or the psychological problems faced by the partners of cancer patients, or influencing strategies in police interrogations, or the use of games in learning. You will carry out your Bachelor’s project independently, under the supervision of lecturers.
After getting your Bachelor’s degree you will have the Bachelor of Science title, which allows you to immediately progress to the Master’s programme in Psychology or the Master’s programme in Educational Science at the University of Twente. The options on the labour market after Psychology are very diverse.