If you wonder how people can learn and perform optimally, then this master track is the right choice for you.
The Psychology curriculum consists of a series of modules or courses. Every course covers one specific psychological theme. All of the activities that you will undertake during this course, i.e. lectures, tutorials, practical meetings and assignments, are related to this theme. The master programme consists of three courses in which you will study the topics of the specialisation of Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance and one course in statistics.
In the second semester, from February onwards, you will conduct an empirical study and write your master thesis. In some cases, it is possible to do an internship during this semester of the master programme.
Innovation in Education and Training
Practical Investigating Educational Innovations
Assessment in Education and Training
Practical Assessment in Education and Training
Elective option 1: Diversity in Education and Training
Next to elective option 1: Practical Intercultural Sensitivity and Intercultural Competences
Elective option 2: Online Learning
Next to elective option 2: Practical Learning analytics & the design of online learning
Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
Practical Applied Multivariate Data Analysis using SPSS
Practical Internship (optional), Research Proposal and Thesis
Why study this programme
Do you wish to improve your comprehension of human learning and performance? We offer you one of the best master programmes in Psychology in the Netherlands.
Have you ever wondered how people learn, how a child can be taught to read, a pilot to fly an aircraft? Would you like to learn how you can compose the best-performing team, or select the right people for a job? Are you curious to find out how mobile devices can be used in education and training? Do you want to know how emotions and actions can affect learning? If one of the answers to these questions is yes, our master degree programme might be perfect for you!
The MSc in Psychology is a one-year graduate programme designed to equip students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to be able to work independently and in collaboration in the field of their desired specialisation. The programme deals with recent developments in the research field of Human Learning and Performance and uses the most advanced research methods.
Why study this programme in Rotterdam?
This is an intensive programme that emphasises the use of multi-disciplinary research findings to solve authentic psychological problems.
You will work in small groups to solve problems you can encounter in the field.
You will have ample opportunity to gain professional experience studying, working, or conducting research at the university and/or an external organisation.
The programme offers excellent preparation for a career in education, research, or business.
What is this master track about?
The master track offers a multidisciplinary approach using scientific insights from educational, cognitive, social and neuropsychology to study contemporary issues in the area of learning and performance. You will discover how people learn and perform optimally, and which mechanisms are involved in the learning process. These insights are valuable as they can help to improve learning environments and current training and teaching approaches.
You will use problem-based learning techniques. In small groups, you learn about the role of innovations, assessment, and diversity in education and training. You will also have ample opportunity to develop your professional skills as an educational psychologist.
In the programme, we examine how the learning process can be supported. How the computer and the Internet can be applied to education and training in order to enhance their effectiveness. What someone needs to do to become an expert in a certain area and which things should be avoided. How tests and assessments can be used as tools to stimulate learning. What role do individual differences play in the learning process?
Why study this master track?
In this intensive programme you will learn to solve authentic psychological problems using multi-disciplinary research findings;
You will work in small groups to solve problems you can encounter in the field (i.e. problem-based learning approach);
You will have ample opportunity to gain professional experience studying, working, or conducting research at the university and/or an external organisation;
The programme offers excellent preparation for a career in education, research, or business
Why study in Rotterdam?
Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR offers 13 selective bachelor, and more than 50 top master programmes, taught in English.
Erasmus University traces its origins back to 1913 as an institute known for its leading economists. Since then, the university has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 30.000+ students come from more than 120 countries around the world.
Erasmus University Rotterdam. Make it happen.
With the Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance master degree you will be employable in a wide range of professions both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Our graduates have acquired knowledge and skills to design optimal learning environments or training situations tailored to the individual needs or students or employees. They are focused on improving learning and performance and obtain positions in environments where the development and innovation of instructional and training methods are the main focus. Graduates of our programme work as:
advisors at e.g. governmental agencies
As a graduate of the programme you can work for various organisations; educational institutions, training centres, consultancy agencies, as well as for companies that develop instructional materials and software (e.g. Philips or the National Aerospace Laboratory).
Furthermore, you can work at companies that are interested in the usability and evidence-based design of their products.
Official CROHO name: Psychology
CROHO code: 66604
Instruction language: Dutch and English
Mode of study: Full-time
Faculty: Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Location: Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam
Start date: September
Duration: 1 year
Study points (EC): 60
Double degree: No
Application Deadline: (EEA)1 June
Application Deadline (Non-EEA): 10 May
Tuition fees (2021-2022)*
€2,168 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
€12,300 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
€15,500 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)
* Everyone who studies in the academic year 2021-2022 will receive a €1,084 discount on the regular tuition fees mentioned above. This applies to both the statutory fee and the institutional fee (also for international students).