M.Sc. On Campus

Social and Health Psychology

Utrecht University

24 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Master’s programme in Social and Health Psychology programme at Utrecht University  investigates the social and health-related aspects of behavioural regulation.


 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.

Career Prospects

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please note that the application deadline for students with an EU/EEA or Swiss nationality may be extended to 1 June.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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