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What will I learn?

As a psychologist you deal with human behaviour and development in many fields, including psychological treatment, education, work place, sports, environment, traffic, health, media, and more. In clinical professions, for example, you are concerned with the treatment of people with emotional or behavioural disorders or supporting patients with neurological deficits. Developmental issues are central to clinical work as well, since origins of maladaptive behaviour often lie in early childhood.

In our bachelor programme:

you learn about theories of the biological, cognitive, social and environmental factors influencing behaviour;

you obtain basic communicational and diagnostic skills necessary for work in practice;

you are trained to get an in-depth focus on the methodological and statistical knowledge and skills essential for scientific research;

you learn to reflect on scientific theory in psychology;

you learn to reflect on your own development as psychologist;

you have the possibility to focus on a domain of your own interest and that fits best with the track in your future Master programme.

Job prospects

Psychologists get into jobs where thorough knowledge of human possibilities and constraints is important. For instance a job in mental health care. You should think of assistance or therapy. Psychologists can also work in business or in organizations. For example, they are used to recruit new staff, in coaching or training. Finally, it is possible to find yourself in research institutes or universities.

Job examples

  • Vocational and organizational expert
  • Sport psychologist
  • Prevention officer
  • Market researcher
  • Career and organizational consultant
  • Communication advisor
  • Traffic psychologist
  • Marketing consultant
  • Cognitive ergonomist
  • Policy researcher
  • Information officer
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Student psychologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
€9,500.00 (7,67,367) per year
Application deadline

Expected January 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have qualifications that are considered equivalent to the Dutch pre-university diploma (VWO). TOEFL iBT: 90 (min. 21 every item); IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (min. 6.0 every item)

For international students

If you hold an EU secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch vwo-diploma you are also admissible (i.e. Abitur, International Baccalaureate). A rule-of-thumb for students holding an EU-diploma (no rights may be derived from this): If your diploma gives admittance to academic universities in the country of origin of your diploma, then it also gives admittance to universities in the Netherlands. Students who finished their first year of an applied sciences university programme (hbo in Dutch), cannot automatically be admitted to the Bachelor of Psychology. The admissions board may ask for supplementary requirements.

knowledge minimum: We strongly advise a firm background in English (see language test below), Mathematics and Biology.

IELTS overall band: 6.5 – minimum score of 6.0 on each section

TOEFL computer based: 213

TOEFL internet based: 90 - minimum scores of 19 on the speaking and 21 on the writing sections

Cambridge C1 Advanced: passing grades (A,B or C)

Cambridge C2 Proficiency: passing grades (A,B or C)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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