Investigate the social and health-related aspects of behavioural regulation
We will also devote a considerable amount of time to advances in research skills in methods and statistics, and 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.
The two-year curriculum involves multiple perspectives of the study of behavioural regulation ranging from concrete views (social cognition and neuroscience) to global views (relationships, welfare, and health). Considerable attention is paid to misregulation and underregulation (dysregulation) of behaviour in the context of social and health-related issues.
Education built on research
The Social and Health Psychology programme is supported by the Department of Psychology, and includes a broad set of research approaches and methods to the study of human behaviour, including experimental research in laboratories, field experiments, surveys and observational studies, experience sampling and simulation studies.
Through this Master’s programme, you will develop into a qualified psychological scientist who is ready for a PhD position or a research career outside academia. You will have the training and tools to use multiple research methods to investigate social and health-related issues related to behavioural regulation.
This programme prepares you for a scientific career in academia, research institutes, government organisations, NGOs, or private enterprises.
The programme also prepares you for a career as an applied researcher in different educational institutions and educational services. Our graduates have obtained positions such as:
- Trainee in Strategy and Policy for the Information Society at TNO
- Disability research analyst at JBS International, Inc.
- MRI flow manager at UMC Utrecht
- Junior researcher at NIVEL
- Sociotherapist at Altrecht Aventurijn
- Psychologist and researcher at Rivierduinen Leiden
- Sales consultant at Elliott Browne
- Certified passion test facilitator at Happiness Heard Your Name
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- 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
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- 24 months
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- An academic Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences. Students with another academic Bachelor’s degree and a clear profile of empirical research in behavioral sciences such as students with an academic Bachelor’s degree in Health education and promotion, Economics, Biology, or Neurosciences, 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.
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International17280 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17280 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.