With the skills and knowledge you acquire in our Master’s programme Psychology, you will have excellent job prospects. On average, our graduates find a good job within three months. As a versatile UT Psychology graduate, you will find many paths open to you. For example, you can become a health care professional,  a member of a design team in industry, a consultant, or a researcher in- or outside academia. As we place high importance on technology, you will be able to thrive in a 21st-century environment.   

By specializing, you will have acquired valuable expertise, making you a highly employable graduate. Here are some of the specialization-specific career opportunities open to you.

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY & TECHNOLOGY

With the clinical knowledge and skills you acquire in this track, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from in clinical psychology. Following graduation, you will meet the requirements for the Basic Psychodiagnostics Registration (‘BAPD’ in Dutch) and the training to become a qualified Healthcare Psychologist (‘GZ’ in Dutch). You can start as a psychologist in mental healthcare, a hospital, or a forensic institute. There are numerous other paths to take, such as working as a counselor, advisor, or coach.  

Conflict, Risk, and Safety

Many opportunities will await you after graduating with this specialization. In fact, your knowledge and skills will be useful almost anywhere, as conflict, risk, and safety, are pivotal factors in all areas of life. You could work as a behavioural scientist with the police or the Ministry of Defence or Justice, or as a trainer, mediator, security researcher, or consultant. There are also opportunities to work as a security consultant or coordinator, a personnel manager, a policy officer, or a consultant at a ministry or multinational company. If you want to study and research more, there are many options open to you.   

Health Psychology & Technology

Within this specialization, there are numerous options open to you. As the importance of public health initiatives continues to grow, your ability to link psychology and healthcare is invaluable. You can play a coordinating and initiating role in purchasing, (re)designing, implementing and evaluating health interventions for the public. With your academic skills, you can excel in research, or make a difference as a policy officer for national health institutes.

Jesper Brons, an alumnus of Health Psychology & Technology, works as a project manager and consultant at VIR e-Care Solutions, a company that develops software to support multidisciplinary health care. Jesper is involved in the deployment of care administrative applications. He also has an advisory role. The expertise he gained from this course is a vital asset to the company.

LEARNING SCIENCES

With the skills you’ve picked up during this Master’s track, you will be highly suited to work in education. Many graduates of Learning Sciences find challenging jobs in education. For example, you might get involved in training, consultancy and development, test development and test administration, or educational support. A small percentage go into research or become teachers themselves at universities of applied science.

One alumnus, Angelique Egberink, is a methodologist at A-VISION, an education consultancy firm. With the skills she learned in the Learning Sciences specialization, Angelique helps to create and interpret adaptive tests with which assignments can be fully adapted to student ability.

Humans Factors & Engineering

As a graduate of Human Factors & Engineering, you will be just as comfortable in the business world as in research. Just think of the different industries in which human factors play a crucial role: from the automotive, technological and medical industries, to consultancy. As an expert in this field, you could work as part of an interdisciplinary team, linking the design team to the user during production. You could also work in a large international company as a usability expert, or as a researcher at a university. And if you want to progress further, you can complete a post-Master’s degree in User-System Interaction in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

A recent graduate, Joyce Leussink, works as a User Experience (UX) Consultant for Adwise, an Internet marketing agency. As a consultant, Joyce prepares user tests, analyses them, and presents them to the customer. She also conducts reviews and develops interaction designs, with the goal of perfecting user experience. This is only one of the many possible career paths you can choose after taking Human Factors & Engineering.  

Making your own way

You can always start your own business, offering solutions you have developed, and using the skills you have gained to forge your own way forward. The University of Twente prides itself upon its reputation as ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ and ‘the university with the most societal impact’ in the Netherlands. By studying with us, you will have an excellent launching pad for an exciting career.

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