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Master
Psychology: Training & Development
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Track-specific Requirements

On this page you will find an explanation for each track-specific requirement, an answer to the question as to which previous education you satisfy, and which subjects you can take if you do not yet meet this requirement.

In order to apply for the Master's track Training and  Development, you should meet the following track-specific requirements in addition to the basic requirements:

  1. Knowledge and skills in the field of (basic) conversation techniques in Psychology. Preferably acquired in the course Practical training: Psychological communication (previous names: Psychological Communication / Conversation practicum) of the UvA Bachelor of Psychology.
  2. Specialist knowledge in one of the areas of Psychology (≥ 12 ECTS at level 2/3)
  3. Eligibility as shown for Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

The levels refer to UvA bachelor years:

  • Level 1: comparable to UvA bachelor year 1, basic, introductory courses in the field.
  • Level 2: comparable to UvA bachelor year 2, comprehensive, intermediate courses.
  • Level 3: comparable to UvA bachelor year 3, advanced, more specialized courses.

Level 3 of the UvA bachelor refers to level 6 of the European Qualifications Framework

  • A. Knowledge and skills in the field of (basic) conversation techniques in Psychology

    You have preferably passed the course Practical training: Psychological communication (earlier names: Psychological Communication / Gesprekspracticum) of the UvA Bachelor of Psychology. If you have obtained another course or other courses in this field, you must have obtained the following learning objectives:

    • Be able to describe non-selective and selective listening skills: attentive behaviour and minimal encouragement, paraphrasing, reflection of feelings, summarising, asking questions.
    • Effective application of the above skills.
    • Be able to analyse and evaluate own social and professional behaviour and its effects on other people. And if necessary, be able to adapt one's behaviour on the basis of the results of that evaluation.

    With which previous education do you comply with this track-specific requirement?

    If you have completed the following programme or course, or will do so before 31 August, you meet this track-specific requirement:

    What if you do not meet this track-specific requirement?

    It is possible to take an equivalent university course as an alternative for Practical training: Psychological communication (PTPC). You can submit this course with your application so that the selection committee can assess it.

    Examples of courses that may be considered an alternative to PTPC are:

    • Psychological Conversation Skills 1 at the VU
    • Interpersonal professional skills at Leiden University
    • Clinical Interviewing: Basic Skills at Utrecht University
    • Conversational and Group Skills at the University of Groningen

    Alternatively, mention a comparable university course that you have taken, and substantiate how this course meets the above requirement. We are looking for courses with the same learning objectives and methodologies as PTPC.

    It is also possible (and recommended) to take the following course with us:

    Practical training: Psychological communication (3ec). This course is offered in the first semester; there are 4 starting moments. If you are interested in this course and you have not yet taken it, we advise you to register as soon as possible; contact one of the study advisors in Psychology: studieadviseur-psy-fmg@uva.nl.

    Please note: by taking the above course, you meet this requirement. However, eligibility for a pre-Master's programme depends on which and how many deficiencies you would have to solve altogether. More information about the attainment of courses to meet the admission requirements for the selection can be found under the information about pre-Master's programmes.

  • B. Specialist knowledge in one of the fields of Psychology

    Advanced knowledge in any field of Psychology (≥12 EC on level 2/3)

    More information about this track-specific requirement

    We expect you to have knowledge at level 2/3 (comparable to UvA bachelor year 2/3, advanced, more specialised courses) in one or more areas of psychology, regardless in which subarea(s).

    With which pre-education do you fulfil this track-specific requirement?

    If you have successfully completed, or will complete one of the bachelor’s programmes stated below before 31 August, you will meet this track-specific requirement:

    • Bachelor in Psychology at any university in The Netherlands
    • The “UvA Kwalificatieprogramma” within the bachelor of Applied Psychology at Hogeschool van Amsterdam
    • UvA Bachelor Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a minor in Psychology
    • UvA bachelor PPLE with a major in Psychology
    • UvA bachelor Bèta Gamma with a major in Psychology
    • UvA bachelor Psychobiologie

    If you have a different previous education, please show in your application how you meet this requirement. You can do this by referring to one or more courses that you have obtained in the area of this requirement and by enclosing the course catalogue description of these courses with your application.

    What if you do not meet this track-specific requirement?

    If you do not meet this requirement with your prior education, it is possible to do two courses of 6 EC each at 2nd/3rd year level with us (or one for 6 EC, depending on the size of your deficiency in the area of this requirement). In order to meet this track-specific requirement, it does not matter which area of psychology the course(s) you choose are about.

    Please note: by taking these/this course(s), you meet this requirement. However, eligibility for a pre-Master's programme depends on which and how many deficiencies you would have to solve altogether. More information about the attainment of courses to meet the admission requirements for the selection can be found under the information about pre-Master's programmes.

  • C. Suitability as shown in Multiple Mini Interviews

    If you meet the above requirements (conditionally), you will be invited for the Multiple Mini Interviews. In these interviews, the ability to reflect, receive feedback, sensitivity, solidity, making contact and transparency are examined. You will have a short personal interview with several teachers, in which each interview asks about a different criterion. It goes without saying that the interviews are confidential.