Psychology, M.Sc.

Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


In the Psychology Psychology programme offered by University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT), you will examine and understand human behaviour, providing you with insight into current psychological theories. Furthermore, you will learn to design effective and workable interventions to solve social problems to influence human behaviour. 

The programme offers five one-of-a-kind specializations in the field of psychology:

  • Human Factors & Engineering Psychology;
  • Conflict, Risk & Safety;
  • Learning Sciences;
  • Health Psychology & Technology;
  • Positive Psychology & Technology (Clinical Psychology: in Dutch, only for Dutch (speaking) students). 

Following completion of your Master’s degree, you will have the opportunity to prove your worth to society as an expert in human behaviour. The position and the sector you work in will partly depend on your Master’s specialization. You can find yourself working as a consultant, project manager or coach in business, education, science or government sector.

Many opportunities await you as a psychologist. Most people associate the work of psychologists with the healthcare sector. But psychologists are active in government, business, education and industry. Regardless of the sector, psychologists research and analyse behaviour and look for practical, possibly technological, solutions for psychological issues.  

Once you’ve completed your degree, and depending on your specialization, you’ll be ready to take on a job as a behavioural scientist, a researcher, consultant or a trainer. 


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of HCI;
  • Usability Evaluation;
  • Information & Retrieval;
  • User Experience & Engagement;
  • Learning & Change in HCI;
  • Designing Instructions;
  • Individual differences in HCI;
  • Human-Robot Interaction.
  • Risk Perception and Communication
  • Explaining and Dealing With Risky, Antisocial and Criminal Behaviour.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements


  • Academic Bachelor’s degree in the field of Psychology (or equivalent)
  • (Basic) knowledge of the chosen Master's specialization (Human Factors & Engineering Psychology; Conflict, Risk & Safety; Learning Sciences; Health Psychology & Technology)
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of table of contents of textbooks or an overview of the topics that have been dealt with in these courses
  • Research methodology
  • Research and statistical techniques (SPSS)
  • Design methodology 
  • Copy of table of contents of textbooks
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • Letter of Motivation (max 2 pages)
  • Skilled in use of computer applications
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2)

                          Tuition Fee

                          • International Applies to you

                            11500 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 11500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                          • EU/EEA Applies to you

                            2060 EUR/year
                            Tuition Fee
                            Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
                          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                          Living costs for Enschede

                          • 650 - 920 EUR/month
                            Living Costs

                          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                          The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

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