Bachelor Psychology

Psychology careers and subsequent Master's programs

The Bachelor's program in Psychology trains you to become an academically trained professional with knowledge on how people think, feel and behave. After graduating, you will have the knowledge and understanding to set up, implement, analyze and report psychological research. Because psychologists work with people, you will find them in many different professions.

Possible jobs Psychology

Most students choose to do a Master's program after obtaining their Bachelor's degree. After completing a Master's program, you will have favorable career prospects with Psychology. Depending on your major and subsequent Master's program, you could work in mental health care, institutions for children with developmental disabilities, educational consultancies, or in a hospital. You could work as a consultant, market researcher, personnel manager, policy officer, or communications expert. 

What can you do with a Psychology degree?

After completing a Master's program, you can find work in a variety of fields. For a full overview of your options, take a look at the Dutch Institute of Psychologists.

  • A child and adolescent psychologist examines the development of children and adolescents. You diagnose and treat children and young people with behavioral problems, anxiety disorders, depression, autism, problems at school or around identity and sexuality. 
  • A clinical psychologist diagnoses and treats complex and serious psychological disorders, such as depression, addiction, and anxiety disorders. As a clinical psychologist, you work, for example, at mental healthcare institutions, in addiction care, at hospitals and caring for people with intellectual disabilities. 

  • A medical psychologist focuses on the relationship between psychological well-being and the physical health of patients. You have medical knowledge about chronic diseases, and you provide psychological care to patients with these diseases. As a medical psychologist you deal with questions such as: to what extent does having a certain disease or applying a certain treatment have an impact on the quality of life of patients? 

  • A (cognitive) neuropsychologist deals with neurodevelopmental disorders and brain disorders such as epilepsy, autism, ADHD, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. For example, as a cognitive neuropsychologist you work at a mental health institution where you work with patients in acute (hospital) admission, and patients in the later chronic phases. 

  • A social psychologist studies the relationships between thoughts, behavior, and actions in social situations. As a social psychologist, you work, for example, as an (academic) researcher at a university, (non-)profit company, an organizational consultancy or a market and media research agency. You investigate how people react in certain social situations and apply this knowledge in practice.

  • As a work and organizational psychologist, you study human behavior in the workplace and look at the influence of the work or the organization on the behavior of the employee. Your findings are used, for example, to reduce ‘sick leave’ in an organization or to develop and implement training programs for employees. 

Graduates found work at Elisabeth-TweeSteden hospital, mental health care institutions, universities, market research agencies, Impegno, GfK, CZ and Philips 

Subsequent Master's programs Psychology

After getting your Bachelor's degree, you could start looking for a job, but you will significantly improve your chances by doing a Master's program. With Psychology, you have a wide range of Tilburg University Master's programs to choose from. Some Master's programs require you to take certain courses during your Bachelor's program in order to be admitted. Make sure to check the application and admission page of the Master's program of your choice. With your Bachelor's degree, you will have access to the following Master's programs at Tilburg University:

Students at their graduation ceremony

Career orientation

Student Career Services is happy to help you along the way. They can help you with your transition to the labor market and are there for you from the moment you embark on your studies, until one year after your graduation.

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