The University of Amsterdam offers an outstanding two-year Research Master’s programme in Psychology. The Research Master’s programme aims to educate students as critical and analytic professionals who are able to deal with ever-changing knowledge in a scientifically responsible manner, build bridges between subdisciplines in psychology, and contribute to the formation of cutting-edge scientific insights. This programme is designed for motivated students with a strong interest in psychological research, who are interested in a career as academic or applied researcher in psychology.
The primary focus of the Research Master’s programme is on developing critical, scientific thinking skills and teaching scientific knowledge and skills that are crucial for conducting high-quality psychological research. To this end the programme offers a series of advanced courses on scientific writing and presenting, research methods, statistics, and programming. The Research Master’s programme is firmly embedded in the psychology research programme at the University of Amsterdam, with specialised courses in an elective major – minor structure. These specialised courses are taught in informal, highly interactive small groups settings. Central to the Research Master’s programme are two separate research projects (Internship and Thesis), which may contribute to publications in international scientific journals.
Taught by international top researchers, the Research Master's programme offers a unique opportunity to further specialise in six major areas of psychology including:
The major-minor structure of the programme ensures that students get involved in advanced courses in at least two of the aforementioned areas of Psychology, one of which is chosen as their major. The programme has a strong international orientation. The teaching staff has an extensive international network, and cooperates on a regular basis with top-level researchers across the world.
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