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Psychology

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

B.Sc. On Campus
36 months
Duration
8870 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

In the Psychology bachelor from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will learn how to use various scientific methods to study human behaviour and wellbeing. You will learn to understand  behaviour—how we think, feel and act—and how those processes can go wrong.

Overview

The Psychology bachelor from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers you courses in clinical psychology, neuro- and developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, and social and organizational psychology. In the first two years of the study, you will acquire a broad understanding of the field of psychology and its methodology, and of the various research questions that currently define the field. 

Following this broad introduction, you will - towards the end of the second year - specialise by choosing a subject of your interest. In the subsequent bachelor year, you will pursue your subject both by acquiring knowledge and methods specific to your interests, and by learning general research skills, such reporting and communicating research results.

New scientific developments are continually shaping the field. For instance, such developments enable the study of the influence of physical activity on brain function and genetic influences on diseases such as autism, and they also give rise to new subjects such as e-health (healthcare by electronic processes). 

Psychology is a broad, multi-faceted discipline within the VU-wide research theme Human Health and Life Sciences. As students of psychology you will acquire a broad perspective, while focusing on the various application areas such as clinical (neuro) psychology, work and organizational psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology.

Career prospects

  • Your subsequent career depends on your exact Master program, on your subsequent training and experience. Given a clinical Master, you may become a clinical psychologist, a clinical neuropsychologist or a development psychologist in a hospital or in mental health care organisations. There you would be involved in the treatment or diagnosis of clients with mental disorders and psychosocial problems. 
  • You can also choose to specialise as a work and organizational psychologist. You may pursue a career as a human resource manager or consultant at the personnel or managerial department of a large company or institute. As a social psychologist, you may work in communication or advisory positions in commercial organisations and government. 
Taster day

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On-demand Bachelor’s day

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Research methods
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology 
  • Statistics
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology 
  • E-testing and Big Data

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Numerus Fixus: 15 January
  • Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
  • National students, EU/EEA students and students who do not need a study visa/residence permit through VU Amsterdam: 1 May

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A diploma equivalent to the Dutch pre-university VWO diploma
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in Mathematics
As of the academic year 2020-2021, there will be a limited number of places available (numerus Fixus). The Psychology Bachelor’s programme will then offer 600 places, divided among the Dutch ánd English track. This possibly means that not everyone who wants to study Psychology at the VU, can be admitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8870 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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.

Due for update

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