About

With the Master’s program Applied Cognitive Psychology, you will apply the most up-to-date knowledge of cognition to situations and solutions for problems that occur in daily life. You will apply knowledge of human cognitive, sensory and motor systems in real-life situations.

Processing information

During this one-year program, you will learn about processing information, especially about how you can use that information to advise clients on how to improve communications. That knowledge is useful for making signage or advertising more effective, for example, or for making products more user-friendly.

You will also learn to come up with solutions for a wide range of problems that can occur in professional practice. Humans are dramatically changing their environment using increasingly complex technology, such as the Internet, social media, robotics and automation. In order to design a living environment that is well suited to human cognitive abilities, we must have a good understanding of how humans process knowledge and their skill at applying it.

International orientation

This Master’s program is internationally oriented, from the literature used in class to the opportunity to do an internship and write a thesis abroad, and from the option of attending electives at foreign universities to participating in international summer schools, research conferences or workshops.

Learn to work in multidisciplinary teams

Both our lecturers and our students have very diverse backgrounds. During the study program, you will spend a lot of time learning to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Accurate and careful communication is vital to that process.

The Purpose of the Program

Once you have completed the Master’s program, you will be a true academic professional who can apply scientific knowledge in day-to-day practice, such as acting as an independent consultant on ergonomic problems. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will contribute to solving these problems together with designers, policy makers, technicians, computer scientists, and business experts. You can also advise on the sensory aspects of marketing communications. As a person with a Master’s degree, you will also have developed excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with all sorts of audiences.

Possible Career Paths

This Master’s program prepares you for a university-level job. You can pursue an academic or professional career after completing your degree.

Towards the Job Market

Potential professional careers include:

  • consultant
  • applied researcher

Potential employers include:

  • design industry
  • health care
  • ICT sector
  • marketing and advertising
  • railway companies
  • telecommunications
  • airports/aviation
  • industrial product development

Academic Career

Another possible career option is a career in education research.

Program taught in:
English
Last updated November 27, 2018
This course is
Start Date
Sept. 2019
Duration
1 year
Full-time
Price
2,083 EUR
Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee 2019-2020): € 2,083. Non-EU/EEA students (institutional fee): 2018-19: € 15,575, 2019-20: € 16,600
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