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Utrecht University Master of Science in Applied Cognitive Psychology
Utrecht University

Master of Science in Applied Cognitive Psychology

Utrecht, Netherlands

1 Years


Full time

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EUR 2,209 / per year *


* EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students; €17,500: International students


Using Knowledge of Psychology to Improve Daily Life

In the Master’s program Applied Cognitive Psychology, you will learn to apply knowledge of cognition and behavior to situations and problems that occur in daily life.

Processing information

During this one-year program, you will learn about human information processing. 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 an environment that is well suited to human cognitive abilities, one should understand human perception, understanding, and reasoning.

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.

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