• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. This will make you well-prepared to work as a psychologist or researcher in mental health or educational institutions.

The cognitive-biological orientation of this programme is unique in Europe. You’ll study the most recent developmental theories and research findings. And you’ll learn to apply various diagnostic and research tools in the clinical field and developmental research. 

Career

The Psychology - Developmental Psychology programme at Maastricht University provides an excellent basis for several career paths. Most graduates end up working as psychologists in applied or medical settings, such as mental health or educational institutions. 

Some have also become researchers in academic or clinical settings. As a developmental psychologist, you can work with children, adults or elderly people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Infancy 
  • Perception, Attention and Motor Development
  • Practical Training: Measuring Attention and Executive Functions in Behavioural Paradigms 
  • Practical Training: EEG and ERP
  • Development of Cognition and Language
  • Social Emotional Development
  • Practical Training: Psychological Tests

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • The completed Statistics and Methodology checklist
  • Letter of motivation
  • Statement of completion
  • Copy of your language test with sufficient results

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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