Half of the third year consists of elective subjects, allowing you to pursue your own ambitions and interests; the other half is devoted to Module 11 and the graduation assignment.
For the electives you have several options:
- You can use this half-year to broaden your degree and/or to deepen it with Psychology subjects that appeal to you.
- You can expand your knowledge in a completely different field, such as Business Administration, Communication or the Physics of Sports;
- You can take classes abroad.
In this module, you will focus on reflective topics, such as the history of psychology and philosophy of science and psychology. You will also explore the ethics of practising psychology, and the problems psychologists face in their profession.
You will complete the Bachelor’s programme with a Bachelor’s thesis in one of the Psychology application domains in which the University of Twente operates. In your graduation project, you will tackle a problem scientifically. You will conduct literature research, develop a plan for your own research, collect and analyse data yourself and report on your study in the form of an article. You could research, for example, Positive Psychology interventions for addictions. Or the psychological problems faced by the partners of cancer patients. Another option is to study how people come to lie or mislead others, or to design a simulation-based training for medical procedures. You will carry out your Bachelor’s project independently under the guidance of a UT supervisor.
Both modules 11 and 12 are spread throughout the entire second semester.