What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? The Master’s Programme in Psychology is the study of human behaviour. If we are able to understand the behaviour and thus explain and predict it, then we can use this knowledge to exert a positive influence on the individual to affect behavioural and environmental change. These kinds of interventions take place in the healthcare sector, and in business, education and advertising.  

Programme structure

The Master’s programme in Psychology at the University of Twente offers five different specializations and leads to the title of Master of Science (MSc). During the one-year programme, you will take courses in your specialization, perhaps go on an internship, and write your Master’s thesis. Your thesis will be based on a research project that you will conduct in your area of specialization. You might take part in an internal research project at the University of Twente or engage in research for an external client.

Master's specializations 

You can choose from the following specializations. At the following pages, you can find more information about the specialization, programme overview and the courses. 

Language of instruction

Four of the five specializations are taught in English. The specialization 'Positive Psychology & Technology is taught in Dutch and is for Dutch (speaking) students only. 


The Master’s programme is offered on a full-time basis, with a study load of about 40 hours per week. We do not offer evening or weekend courses. The pre-Master’s programme involves courses on three or four days per week, and two to six hours of classes on any given day.

Starting dates

You can start in September or February. More information about admission and application deadlines

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