MSc Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology

General

Program Description

How do we store information in working memory? What changes in that process during aging? How does mood affect our perceptions?

What brain areas allow you to switch between two tasks? And how does all that mental activity affect the body?

Cognitive psychology and psychophysiology study cognitive functioning (memory, learning, perception, etc.) of healthy people and in our master track Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology you study – amongst others – these questions.

You will learn about the latest theories and insights in this broad area, and you will get hands-on experience with research tools such as advanced reaction time analyses, EEG and TMS. You will put all this knowledge into practice during your master's research project. In the program, we put a strong emphasis on applications of all the theories you study: over and over again, we will ask “how can we use this knowledge in everyday life?”

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • International approach;
  • Expert tuition from professionals in the field;
  • Freedom to design the program to suit your requirements;
  • A lot of individual guidance because of small-scale education.

Program

Year 1

The Master's program in Psychology aims to prepare the student for professional practice as a psychologist or as a researcher. The program aims to teach the student knowledge and skills within one of the disciplines of psychology. The student learns to apply this knowledge and skills in research or practice-oriented project and to report on this responsibly.

Courses

  • Memory and learning (5 EC, optional)
  • Multivariate models (5 EC)
  • Selected topics Brain and behavior (5 EC, optional)
  • Building experiments and measuring performance (5 EC)
  • Psychophysiology and its applications (5 EC)
  • Repeated measures (5 EC)
  • Repeated measures (5 EC, optional)
  • Master thesis (30 EC)
  • Advanced experimental skills (5 EC)
  • Cognitive psychology (5 EC)
  • Test construction (5 EC, optional)
  • Test construction (5 EC, optional)

Study abroad

Study abroad is optional.

Admission requirements

Dutch diploma

Specific requirements More information
Language test

Bachelor students meet language requirements. For English-taught tracks, students with an HBO Toegepaste Psychologie need to provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests.

Previous education

To be eligible for admission to this master, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (or with a strong focus on Psychology) from a Research University, based on wide psychological knowledge and skills, as well as advanced statistical and methodological knowledge and skills. For some tracks, it is possible to do a premaster in case you do not completely satisfy the criteria.

Please note: For the enrollment for the September 2021 start of the Master's program, it is very likely that we will have to impose a capacity limitation on the number of students that can enter our program. The rules for the ensuing selection will be announced in the first half of 2020.

International diploma

Specific requirements More information
Language test

Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of satisfactory results for one of the standard tests.

Previous education

To be eligible for admission to this master, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (or with a strong focus on Psychology) from a Research University, based on wide psychological knowledge and skills, as well as advanced statistical and methodological knowledge and skills.

Please note: For the enrollment for the September 2021 start of the Master's program, it is very likely that we will have to impose a capacity limitation on the number of students that can enter our program. The rules for the ensuing selection will be announced in the first half of 2020.

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
Dutch students

01 December 2020

01 March 2021

01 December 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

EU/EEA students

01 December 2020

01 March 2021

01 December 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

non-EU/EEA students

01 November 2020

01 March 2021

01 November 2021

01 February 2021

01 September 2021

01 February 2022

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Program form
EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 2143 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2020-2021 € 15000 full-time

Job prospects

CPP is a broad program that does train you for a specific job. The skills and knowledge you will gain are useful in many different functions. However, most obvious would be a position as a researcher or consultant.

Job examples

Researcher

  • CPP graduates are well prepared for a career as a researcher, for example as a Ph.D. student at a university, but also in the private (Philips, Unilever) or government sector (ministries, TNO), or with NGOs(SWOV)

Advisor/Consultant

  • You can use your skills and knowledge as CPP-graduate to advise companies, NGOs of the government about the latest developments in cognitive psychology and psychophysiology, for example in the context of human-computer interaction, or on recent developments such as neuromarketing.
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astr ... Read More

The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank. Geographically, the University is rooted in the Northern part of the Netherlands, a region very close to its heart. Read less
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