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During your Master’s in Psychology, you will collect a total of 60 EC within one year. The curriculum consists of four compulsory courses for the specialisation in Human Factors & Engineering Psychology, one elective course, a master’s thesis, and an internship.

European Credit Transfer System

Student workload at Dutch universities is expressed in EC, also named ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), which is widely used throughout the European Union. In the Netherlands, each credit represents 28 hours of work.


Human Factors & Engineering Psychology

Specialisation courses
Compulsory for the specialisation in HFE

20 EC

Elective course
You can choose one of the following elective courses.

5 EC

Master's thesis

25 EC

You will finish your Master’s in Psychology with your master’s thesis. The choice of your graduation subject is largely up to you.


10 EC

An internal or external internship of 10 EC is part of your study programme.

Total EC

60 EC

*When starting in February, the course Training, Sensors and Simulation is offered. 

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  • Internship

    Within your Master’s you will go on an internship. This is a great way to familiarise yourself with the work field and practise professional skills, as well as an excellent opportunity to increase your network!

    Within the specialisation in Human Factors & Engineering Psychology, there are many interesting options open to you. You might for example write an advisory report on the improvement of information systems of digital dashboards, or you could develop a manual for a certain product or system. You can complete your internship at all kinds of companies in e.g. the automotive industry, consumer goods, software development, but also consultancy agencies or research centres. Former students have completed their internships at Volkswagen and Philips, to name just some examples.

  • Master's thesis

    You will complete your Master’s in Psychology by writing your master’s thesis. The choice of your thesis topic is largely up to you. You could come up with your own proposal, or you could connect with ongoing research in the field of e.g. cognitive psychology, human factors or technical cognition. You could complete (part of) your graduation project at an external organisation as well. This is a great way for you to combine your academic skills with hands-on experience.

    In your master’s thesis, you could focus on subjects such as:
    • What are the effects of driving simulators on the effectiveness of acquiring driving skills?
    • How can we assess the user experience of infotainment interfaces in luxury cars?
    • What brain processes are associated with motor learning (i.e. learning skills regarding body movements)?
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