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Theory and History of Psychology

Master

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Theory and History of Psychology studies psychology as a science, a discipline, and a profession. It's the only programme of its kind in Europe.
Our aim is to understand why psychology became the way it is, how it has been understood, how it negotiates its boundaries with other allied sciences, and how it could be improved. We focus on the social, methodological, philosophical, and conceptual issues that underlie contemporary psychology. For this reason, our programme will appeal particularly to students who wonder why things are the way they are, dare to question established truths, and dream about how they could be different.This is a programme for those who want to explore beyond statistical analyses of quantitative data and to learn about the various historical, cultural, and qualitative alternatives to the standard set of approaches in contemporary scientific psychology. Gaining access to a broader range of concepts, literature, and research methods will help you to identify and ask the most exciting and urgent questions, and discover new ways to consider their answers by looking at history, philosophy, public understanding, and sociology of science.Together with faculty and fellow students, you will set to work by reading deeply in both primary and secondary sources, examining popularizations, writing your own texts, presenting your own ideas, reconsidering your reasoning

Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

1 year

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 15,900


Admission

Application requirements

Your previous education and chosen master track determine the application procedure and whether you are eligible for admission to the master or a possible premaster. Check https://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/admission-prior-education to find the admission requirements that apply to you.

All bachelor's students from a Dutch university meet the language requirements. For more information, please look at the following page: https://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/language-requirements

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 15,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Nov '24 15 Nov '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Nov '25 15 Nov '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26

Contact

University of Groningen

Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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