Master's structure

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Within the Master’s in Psychology, you need to choose one of the five specialisations.

Before the start of your Master’s in Psychology, you will choose a specialisation. This way, by personalising your programme, you get to develop your own expertise. 

Co-decide the content of your master's

We offer you different kinds of specialisations, some of which you will not easily find elsewhere. Your choice determines which courses you will take and the type of research you will be involved in during your master’s thesis.Below, you will find our students' motivations for choosing certain specialisation and electives.

  • The choice of Magdalena

    “After my Bachelor’s in Art and Technology at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, I started a career as a motion designer. I realised soon that I was very much drawn to the psychology behind design, so I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of the interaction between technology and humans. After all, technical systems should work for people. That’s why I chose to do the Master’s in Psychology with the specialisation in Human Factors & Engineering Psychology.”

  • The choice of Leona-Jopie

    “After completing my Bachelor’s in Psychology in Germany, I realised I am very much drawn to the field of risk and crisis psychology. Especially because I feel like, particularly in Germany, there is a world to win when it comes to crisis management. My dream is to work as a psychologist within special forces, like the police or the army. That’s why I chose to do this Master’s with the specialisation in Conflict, Risk & Safety.”

  • The choice of Loes

    “Back when I was looking for a bachelor’s, I was already torn between the field of education and the field of psychology. I figured I did not want to stand in front of a class, so I ended up choosing the Bachelor’s in Psychology at UT. Eventually, I found out that I could combine my two main interests in the Master’s in Psychology at UT. I chose the specialisation in Educational Psychology."

  • The choice of Nele

    “Personally, I have always had a special interest in the relation between Buddhism and psychology. So in my search for a clinical Master’s in Psychology, I was looking for a different approach to clinical psychology: a positive one, focused on well-being and prevention, instead of just learning about static protocols in mental healthcare. Looking at the courses offered at UT (you even get mindfulness training!), I knew that the specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology was the way to go for me.


I am interested in the implementation of technology within healthcare. During my Bachelor’s in Health & Technology at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, I realised that such implementations can only be successful if humans can adopt them. That is why I was looking for a master’s to deepen my understanding of human behaviour, and ended up choosing this Master’s with the specialisation in Health Psychology & Technology.


How to compose your Master’s

What your curriculum looks like, depends on the choices you make in composing your Master’s. There are two steps in doing so.

Step 1 Choose a specialisation

Before the start of the programme, you need to choose a specialisation. The Master’s in Psychology has five specialisations:

Step 2 Design the rest of your curriculum

Once you have chosen your specialisation, it is time to think about what the rest of your study programme should look like. Each specialisation has its own set of compulsory courses and in addition, you can choose one extra elective course (except for the specialisation in PCPT), and you will determine the topic of your master’s thesis. Moreover, you can choose to do an internship as well.

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