12 months
15700 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Educational Psychology - Learning and Performance at Erasmus University Rotterdam offers an integral approach to current issues in the area of learning performance. You will discover how people learn and perform optimally, and which mechanisms are involved in the learning process. With these insights you can make learning environments as effective as possible for each individual learner.  

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Do you wish to improve your comprehension of human learning and performance? We offer you one of the best master programmes in Psychology in the Netherlands.

Have you ever wondered how people learn, how a child can be taught to read, a pilot to fly an aircraft? Would you like to learn how you can compose the best-performing team, or select the right people for a job? Are you curious to find out how mobile devices can be used in education and training? Do you want to know how emotions and actions can affect learning? If one of the answers to these questions is yes, our master degree programme might be perfect for you!

The MSc in Educational Psychology - Learning and Performance at Erasmus University Rotterdam is a one-year graduate programme designed to equip students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to be able to work independently and in collaboration in the field of their desired specialisation. The programme deals with recent developments in the research field of Human Learning and Performance and uses the most advanced research methods.

Why study this programme in Rotterdam?

This is an intensive programme that emphasises the use of multi-disciplinary research findings to solve authentic psychological problems. 

  • You will work in small groups to solve problems you can encounter in the field.
  • You will have ample opportunity to gain professional experience studying, working, or conducting research at the university and/or an external organisation.
  • The programme offers an excellent preparation for a career in education, research, or business.


With the Educational Psychology - Learning and Performance master degree at at Erasmus University Rotterdam you will be employable in a wide range of professions both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Our graduates have acquired knowledge and skills to design optimal learning environments or training situations tailored to the individual needs or students or employees. They are focused on improving learning and performance and obtain positions in environments where the development and innovation of instructional and training methods are the main focus. Graduates of our programme work as:

  • managers
  •  consultants
  •  teachers/trainers
  •  advisors at e.g. governmental agencies
  •  researchers

As a graduate of the programme you can work for various organisations; educational institutions, training centres, consultancy agencies, as well as for companies that develop instructional materials and software (e.g. Philips or the National Aerospace Laboratory).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation in Education and Training
  • Practical Investigating Educational Innovations
  • Assessment in Education and Training
  • Diversity in Education and Training
  • Applied Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Practical Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible for admission to the Master programme if you have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree* from a research university. Whether you are eligible for admission, depends on the specific degree you have obtained.
Please note: the master Psychology implements a capacity limitation per 2022- 2023, meaning that a selection procedure will take place when the number of students who are deemed eligible for admission exceeds the set capacity.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15700 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • €2209 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €12400 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €15700 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)
  • Living costs for Rotterdam

    760 - 1265 EUR /month
    Living costs

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


    For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:

    • Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
    • L-EARN for impact Scholarship
    • Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship

    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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