Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility, M.Sc.

Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. This master equips you with the knowledge & skills to study human behaviour in traffic and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile. The Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility is offered by the University of Groningen.


Modern life and society require people to stay mobile. While this is true for all stages of life, it is in particular important when we grow older. This Traffic Psychology and Sustained Mobility master programme at the University of Groningen equips you with the knowledge and skills to study human behaviour in traffic, and to conceive of interventions that keep people mobile.

Different disciplines cover the broad theme of mobility and offer courses that examine social perspectives, that consider how a decline in the ability to process information affects mobility, and that focus on the clinical effects of ageing (e.g. dementia). A practical course element provides hands-on training using state-of-the-art assessment techniques and instruments. This will enable you to acquire the skills you will need in the applied and research field, e.g. for assessment in the field and in advanced driving simulators.

Job perspectives

There is demand in society for people with this Master's qualification. Students who complete the course can expect to find a job in the following areas:health-care mobility advice, traffic psychology & mobility research institutes (e.g. TNO), automotive industry, commercial or governmental consultancy, human Factors consultancy or they can study for a PhD in this field.

Job examples

  • consultant - consultant at consultancies such as Arcadis or Royal Haskoning, but also for governmental institutes (ministry)
  • research fellow - research fellow at universities and institutes such as SWOV or TNO
  • Mobility advisor - at healthcare institutes
  • Designer - advisor at automotive industry - giving advice about instrument panel layout, advanced driver assistance systems, et cetera

Programme Structure

"Traffic Psychology" is the starting course giving basis. "Factors influencing mobility" is about preventing a reduction in mobility. A skills course is the 3rd specific master course that includes programming of the driving simulator and performing a small experiment. To broaden the master you can select courses from experimental psychology; cognitive psychology, and/or courses from social psychology; environmental psychology. A methodological course and a master's thesis complete the programme

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Psychology, Theory and Applications
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Evaluating driving behaviour and fitness to drive
  • Factors influencing mobility.
  • Master's thesis
  • Methodology course: choice between Multivariate Models and Repeated Measures
  • Traffic Psychology: central in this course is human behaviour in traffic, and road safety.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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 B):


    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.

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Academic Requirements

Knowledge minimum

Applicants should have qualifications that justify the expectation of successful completion of the programme in due time. These qualifications include knowledge and experience in relevant theories, statistics and experience with statistical software packages. Please be aware of our high level of statistics during the bachelor psychology programme and subsequent to this the required high level of statistics in our master Psychology programme.

Previous education

  • Knowledge of disciplinary subjects in psychology and their applications,
  • Good skills in designing psychological research and reporting it,
  • Solid knowledge of methods of data collection and statistical analysis,

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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