We will address not only basic psychological research of how people regulate their own behaviour, we also will examine how such basic knowledge can inform interventions and policies to support people in regulating their behaviour for the benefit of social interaction and health.
During your studies, you will acquire basic knowledge and explore leading theories and concepts of behavioural regulation and their interconnections with various fields of study. We will also devote considerable attention to advance your skills in methods and statistics. You will be trained to use and develop cutting-edge research tools through participation in ongoing projects, where you will gain research experience in the study of behavioural regulation.
This programme prepares you for a career in research in academia (PhD training), research institutes, or at governmental or commercial organisations. You will also be prepared for a non-scientific career path. Highly qualified researchers are in great demand, therefore career prospects are very good.
The Master’s programme in Social and Health Psychology programme at Utrecht University also prepares you for a career as an applied researcher outside of academia. Graduates typically are working in three types of profession:
- Lecturer at colleges and universities
- Policy officer at governmental departments at local and national level
- Advisor at non-profit, private, and/or commercial organisations
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
- Behavioural Regulation: Affect and Motivation
- Behavioural Regulation: Thought and Cognition
- Multivariate Statistics in Practice for SHP
- Integrative Practicum: Research Skills
- Advances in Research in Behavioural Regulation: Interpersonal Behaviour
- Advances in Research in Behavioural Regulation: Health Behaviour
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Please note that the application deadline for students with an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality may be extended to 1 June.
DisciplinesPsychology Sociology Health Sciences View 88 other Masters in Health Sciences in Netherlands
- An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences with a strong interest in empirical research in psychology. Students with another academic Bachelor’s degree and a clear profile of empirical research in behavioural sciences such as students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in the area of Economics, Biology, Social and Cognitive Neurosciences, or Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, can also be considered. This is up to the Admissions Committee to decide.
- A minimum average grade of 7.5 in the Dutch system or an international equivalent
- Sufficient academic knowledge and skills in methods and statistics
- Sufficient command of the English language
- Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.
International17500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
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