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Psychology

Understand how we think, feel, and behave, and specialize in the areas of your choice in Psychology. Choose to take this program entirely in English or entirely in Dutch.

What is Psychology?

  • Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. It’s a study about people: about who we are, how we think and feel, and why we do or don't make certain decisions.

  • This program has a flexible and innovative curriculum that gives you the freedom to combine a major and a minor from the nine major fields of Psychology.

  • Build up expertise in the areas of your choice: Work and Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Economic Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Medical Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Lifespan Psychology, Psychological Methods and Data Analysis, or Social Psychology.

  • You will acquire a solid foundation in various fields of Psychology, preparing you for a diverse range of professional fields, including health and social services, mental health, organizational leadership and management, community and public relations, education, program development and facilitation, and social science research.

  • Typical courses are: Brain and Behavior, Personality Psychology, Academic Skills, Experimental Research Methods, and Professional Ethics.

  • This program is offered in two languages. You can follow this program entirely in English or entirely in Dutch.

What can you do after Psychology?

After graduating from this program, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, clinical psychology, human development and organization development. You can occupy a position in private, semi-private or governmental organizations.

Following your Bachelor's, you can also continue towards a Master's degree, which enables you to conduct further theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic, and work and organizational psychology. You will then be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in these areas and to research the effectiveness thereof.

Why study Psychology in Tilburg?

  • Follow a high-quality program that is listed as number one in the field of Psychology in the Netherlands (Elsevier Best Studies 2015).

  • Self-direct your future career and design your own study program by combining a major and a minor that fit your academic interest and career aspirations. This unique combination will make you stand out on the job market.

  • Tilburg University has one of the few academic centers of expertise in the areas of Economic, Forensic and Medical Psychology in the Netherlands.

  • Benefit from an interactive learning environment in a small-scale international classroom and personal guidance and coaching from an academic mentor who will support you throughout your study trajectory and help you achieve your full potential.

  • Gain international exposure by spending a semester at a partner university abroad.

  • No fixed quota for admission (Numerus Fixus)

An overview of the program in Psychology

In the second and third year you will specialize in two areas in the field of Psychology

Design your own study program by choosing a major in the second year, followed by a subsequent minor in your third year. You can select this unique combination from nine different specializations:

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"If you are interested in human behaviour, Psychology is the study for you."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 8,500 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

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The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

Psychology is ranked as follows:

  • No. 1 ranking position in the Netherlands, according to Elsevier Best Studies 2015 and 2017 student rankings
  • Times Higher Education Ranking: ranked 68 out of 100 in Social Sciences
  • Shanghai Ranking: 76 - 100 world ranking in Social Sciences
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