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First Year

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Compulsory courses

The Art of Applying Psychology 5
Internship Psychology 10
Master Thesis in MSc. Psychology 20

Choose five:

Also possible: four out of five, plus one elective offered by an other masterspecialisation.
See overview of all electives

Cognitive Aging 5
Human Error at Work 5
Human Computer Interaction (Psychology) 5
Decision Making: Theory and Practice 5
Neuromodulation 5

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For the timetables please consult the course descriptions.

Additional information


This is a specialization for the master’s programme of Psychology.

The aim of this specialization is to provide students with a maximum of hands-on experience and with all the practical and intellectual skills necessary to apply psychological knowledge to real-life problems in working environments and organizations. The skills acquired in this programme will be broadly applicable and valuable for a whole range of academic, governmental, industrial, or health-related settings, but also for research assistantships and PhD studies in applied areas.

The main emphasis is on translating theory into practice. Apart from practical, and methodological courses, students will work in a team on a field project (internship) throughout a major part of the year. Master’s Programmes – Applied Cognitive Psychology.


The curriculum of 60 EC offers a variety of courses and a supervised field project that can be combined with the master thesis. The specialization consists of:

  • mandatory courses (25 EC)

  • thesis (20 EC)

  • internship (10 EC)

  • one elective course (5 EC).


Choose one from the elective courses.


For more detailed information about the specialization Applied Cognitive Psychology please contact:

Purchasing study material

The books are available at a discount via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass. Otherwise they can be bought from academic booksellers.