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During your Master’s in Psychology, you will collect a total of 60 EC within one year. The curriculum of the specialisation in Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology (PCPT) consists of five compulsory courses, an internship, and a master’s thesis.

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.


Positive Clinical Psychology & Technology

Specialisation courses
Compulsory for the specialisation in PCPT

27 EC

Master's thesis

14 EC (or 23 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.


19 EC (or 10 EC)

In your second and final semester, you will go on an internship (either clinical 19 EC or research-practice 10 EC). If you incorporate the internship of 10 EC, your master's thesis will be worth 23 EC instead of 14 EC. 

Total EC

60 EC

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  • Internship

    In order to gain practical experience, you will go on an internship in the last semester of your studies. It is a great way to familiarise yourself with the work field and practise professional skills (e.g. consultation, evaluation, intake interviews, reporting, therapeutic techniques, and working in teams.) Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to increase your network!

    There are many options open to you when it comes to your internship. The majority of students opt for a clinical internship, in which they learn to apply in practice what they have learned within this specialisation and develop their diagnostic and treatment skills as well as professional attitudes. We offer you a range of interesting clinical internships, for example as a psychologist in a mental health care organisation, psychiatric hospital, addiction institute, revalidation institute, a care home for the elderly, or an organisation for people with an intellectual disability.

    If you are not planning on becoming a psychologist within mental healthcare, you can also choose to do a research-oriented internship in which you carry out a study that is often related to research projects within the University of Twente (UT), or at organisations that UT collaborates with, for example with mental health institutes, hospitals or centres of expertise.

  • 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 areas such as well-being and human flourishing, psychopathology and recovery, personalisation of care, eHealth, mental health in the digital age, etc.

    In your master’s thesis, you could focus on subjects such as:
    • What is the effectiveness of body scan techniques (i.e. a mindfulness-based relaxation method) on people with insomnia?
    • What is the relationship between binge-watching and health issues such as depression or addiction?
    • How can text messages be used additional to psychological therapy, in order to make treatment more efficient and reduce long waiting lists?
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