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Psychology (research MSc)

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The Research Master's Psychology programme is firmly embedded in the experimental approach to Psychology that characterizes the research in psychology at the University of Amsterdam.

This programme is designed for excellent and motivated students with a genuine interest in psychological research, who are interested in a career in academic or applied (industry) research.

Specialised courses are taught in informal, highly interactive small groups settings. In addition to courses covering all areas in psychology, the programme offers a series of advanced courses on research methods and statistics, programming and computer skills, and writing and presentation skills.

Six specialisations
Taught by international top researchers, the Research Master's programme offers a unique opportunity to further specialise in any area of psychology including:

Brain & Cognition
Clinical Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Methodology and Statistics
Social Psychology
Work and Organisational Psychology

International orientation
Finally, the programme has a strong international orientation. The teaching staff has an extensive international network, and cooperates on a regular basis with top-level researchers across the world. Students are explicitly encouraged to spend parts of their research training abroad.


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


This programme has a unique major-minor structure, allowing students to specialize in two specializations of Psychology, chosen from a course offer in all major fields of Psychology.


The Research Master Psychology provides the opportunity to specialise in any of the major fields of Psychology: Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychonomics, Psychological Methods, Social Psychology, and Work and Organisational Psychology. Students choose one field for their major, and one for their minor.

instruction modes

Courses are taught in informal, highly interactive, small groups settings. Teaching is broadly tailored to this setting and includes student participation in discussions, presentations, reviews, and direct feedback. The programme is aimed at acquiring active knowledge (as manifest in papers, presentations, research proposals), rather than reproducing knowledge (e.g. written examinations).

job perspective

After graduation students are eligible to pursue a career as researcher at the university. Graduates may decide to pursue a PhD programme and work towards a doctorate in disciplines directly related to this research programme. Graduates are also well qualified for a career in scientific research in companies and governmental organizations. Also, graduates may find employment as policy maker in the public sector relevant to their field, such as government agencies, advisory boards and education.


Having successfully completed the Research Master's programme, the students will have acquired sufficient knowledge and specific skills to independently carry out high quality research. As such, this programme forms an excellent basis for a PhD position, although it was not set up exclusively to this end.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120