Are you curious about human behaviour, why people do what they do? Why it takes so much effort to live environmentally friendly? How equality and inclusion can improve society and combat polarisation? How we can measure the effects of psychoactive drugs on our cognition? How we can improve the mental wellbeing of children? How child’s play stimulates language development? How we can incorporate virtual reality in clinical practice? How we can quickly trace developmental disorders? How people can keep doing valuable work when more and more task are taken over by artificial intelligence? How we can improve suicide prevention by way of machine learning? How people get obsessed with TikTok? How we can combat misinformation? Then the bachelor Psychology is the right programme for you.

During the bachelor Psychology in Maastricht you will learn how scientists study human behaviour and mental processes. You will also train in different research and statistical methods. Additionally, you will learn other important skills, such as: critical thinking, academic writing, ethical and social responsibility, communicating, complex problem-solving, perspective-taking, working in a team, and professional skills that belong to the field of psychology. All these skills prepare you for a future in the broad work field of psychology and beyond. You will then use this knowledge and these skills to explore how psychology can tackle personal, professional, and societal problems.

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Students going the extra mile

Bachelor's Open Day on 24 February 2024

Experience Maastricht University: learn more about the most international university in Europe, find out everything about the study program of your choice and discover our beautiful city. The next Bachelor's Open Day will take place on Saturday, 24 February 2024.

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Psychology Experience Days

An Experience Day allows you to experience what it is like to be a Psychology student. You will attend a lecture and participate in a tutorial group. Throughout the day you will be accompanied by experienced students who will be happy to answer all your questions about studying and student life. Click the button to find all Experience Days >>>

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Meet Cedric: the student ambassador for our bachelor Psychology.

On his Instagram account he shares his study experiences, moments of his life in Maastricht and much more. Follow him to get a sneak peak of your possible future.

If you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Cedric through his Instagram page; he's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped him with his.

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This programme is accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).