Applied Cognitive Psychology, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Cognitive Psychology

12 months
18332 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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With the Master’s programme Applied Cognitive Psychology at Utrecht University, you will learn to apply knowledge of cognition and behaviour to situations and problems that occur in daily life.


During this one-year  programme Applied Cognitive Psychology at Utrecht University, you will learn about human information processing. That knowledge is useful for making signage or advertising more effective, for example, or for making products more user-friendly.

You will also learn to come up with solutions for a wide range of problems that can occur in professional practice. Humans are dramatically changing their environment using increasingly complex technology, such as the Internet, social media, robotics and automation. In order to design an environment that is well suited to human cognitive abilities, one should understand human perception, understanding and reasoning.

Career Prospects

Possible Career Paths

With this Master's you can pursue a career in the commercial and the non-profit sector as well as in academia.Job market Potential professional careers include:
  • consultant
  • applied researcher
Potential job markets include:
  • design industry
  • health care
  • ICT sector
  • marketing and advertising
  • railway companies
  • traffic and the automotive industry
  • telecommunications
  • airports/aviation
  • industrial product development


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Cognitive Psychology Research Toolbox
  • Academic Professional Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Research In A Commercial Setting
  • Elective Course
  • Internship Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Academic Professional Applied Cognitive Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC. If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission. 
  • To be able to measure and/or interpret aspects of human behaviour in a qualitative or quantitative manner. This will be assessed by the Admissions Committee based on your transcript and letter of motivation. In some cases, an (online) interview may be part of this assessment.
  • Sufficient command of the English language 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18332 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18332 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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