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From brain research to anti-drink and drive campaigns or corporate consultancy; Psychology at Radboud University is much broader than you might think!

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typeregulier, 180 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd
numerus fixus600plaatsen
honoursheeft honours track
Human behaviour is a source of inspiration and of embarrassment. Why do we humans do what we do? What triggers our thoughts and feelings? Is our behaviour caused by our personality, social environment, or is it rather influenced by genes, hormones, and neurons?

If you're interested in questions such as these, studying Psychology at Radboud University is the right choice for you. That is, if you're not thrown off by the idea of reconsidering your views on people, the world, and yourself!

Psychology is about analysing people's behaviour, thoughts, and emotions. At Radboud University, you'll learn to do so from neurobiological, developmental, clinical, and socio-cultural psychological perspectives. Our psychologists have found employment in highly varied work fields: healthcare, education, human resources management, government policy information, training and coaching, sports, communication, marketing, advertising, and research. As a psychologist, you are committed to the quality of life of individuals, groups, and society at large.
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
Study Bachelor’s in Psychology at Radboud University

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

A psychology degree from Radboud University is a degree in the psychology of the future. You'll be educated by professors who work on cutting-edge research at world-renowned research institutes located on our campus. During your studies, you will conduct your own various research projects, where you get to decide what to investigate and how. You'll be trained to become the independent, systematic, critical, and creative professionals that employers are looking for.


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opbouwThe programme consists of a theoretical learning path (100 EC), as well as learning paths in research skills and academic and professional skills (80 EC).
The theoretical learning path combines three subdomains, Brain and Cognition, Development and Psychopathology, and Behaviour and Environment.

You'll develop a curious, critical, systematic and independent working attitude by mastering research, academic, and professional skills.
1e jaar In the first year, you'll take introductory classes in each of our three domains that highlight the diversity of Psychology as an academic field: Behaviour & Environment, Development & Mental Health, and Brain & Cognition. As a first-year student, you'll have your own teacher-mentor who will help you to settle in at Radboud University. First-year classes are compulsory; however, you're free to choose the subjects of your essay in Academic Skills and of your Research Practical 1.
General Introductoin to Psychology
7 EC
Research Methods
4 EC
Academic Skills for psychologists
6 EC
Test Subject Hours
1 EC
Methods of Professional Conduct
4 EC
Brain & Cognition 1
7 EC
Development & Mental Health 1
7 EC
Professional Skills for psychologists
5 EC
Statistics 1
6 EC
Reseach Project 1
6 EC
Behaviour & Environment 1
7 EC
2e jaar From the second year on, besides compulsory courses, you'll put together your own study track that suits your personal interests and professional ambitions. You can choose two Special Topics (12 EC) and you'll choose the first of your Specialisation Electives (4 EC). If you prefer to do so, these electives may form the start of one or more minors (44 EC in total).
Brain & Cognition 2: Clinical Neuropsychology
4 EC
Practical Brain & Cognition 2: Clinical Neuropsychology
1 EC
Development & Mental Health 2: Psychopathology from a life-span perspective
4 EC
Statistics 2
6 EC
Me & My Career
0.5 EC
Practical Development & Mental Health 2: Psychopathology from a life-span perspective
1 EC
Behaviour & Environment 2: Behaviour in Organisations
4 EC
Practical Behaviour & Environment 2: Behaviour in Organisations
1 EC
Conversational Skills in Psychology
2 EC
Two Core themes course (out of 12) keuzevak
12 EC
Theoretical Psychology
3 EC
4 EC
Research Project 2
5 EC
Data Analysis
4 EC
Domain elective: choice of B3 domain courses
4 EC
Philosophy of Mind, Brain and Behaviour
4 EC
3e jaar In the third year, as much as 28 ECs are free for you to compose your own specialisation within the programme; the remainder of the Specialisation Electives (12 EC) and the Free Electives (16 EC): within or outside of Psychology, nationwide or at an international partner university of your choosing.
Research Project 3 course belonging to your domain
6 EC
Choose domain course and an additional one
12 EC
Me & My Career
0.5 EC
Three domain electives keuzevak
12 EC
Free electives keuzevak
16 EC
Psychological Ethics
4 EC
Applied Research Methods course belonging to your domain
4 EC
Bachelor's thesis belonging to your domain afstuderen
6 EC


specialisatie Brain & Cognition

How does the brain work and what role does it play in our behaviour?

In this domain you will learn about the anatomy of the brain. You will study language, learning, memory, perception, and emotions. You will also focus on disorders such as strokes and dementia.

specialisatie Development & Mental Health

What developmental changes do humans go through during the course of their life, from infancy to old age?

In this domain you will study the cognitive, motor, moral, and social-emotional development of humans. You will learn how our social context (family, school, work, culture) influences our wellbeing and you will practice how to recognise and treat psychological disorders in children, adults, and the elderly.

specialisatie Behaviour & Environment

How do groups and (sub)cultures influence our thoughts, emotions, and our behaviour?

This domain will teach you all you need to know about interpersonal relationships, group behaviour, stereotypes, and prosocial and antisocial behaviour. You will study the ways in which humans interact with each other and how they influence each other, for example, in families, at the sports club, or at work.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet62% zelfstudie
30% theorie
8% praktijk
case study, computer exercise, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, portfolio, poster presentation, practicum, tutorial, working group, self evaluation, self study
You'll learn to study human behaviour; their thoughts, feelings, and actions. At Radboud University, you'll do so from cognitive, developmental, and socio-psychological perspectives. By carrying out a research project in every study year, you'll learn to develop intervention strategies to, for instance, counter unwanted or unhealthy behaviour. In this way, you'll be able to contribute to the innovation of healthcare, work, education, sports, policy, advising, and prevention.
study abroad
A semester abroad perfectly fits into the third year of the Bachelor's programme of Psychology. If you obtain all of the 120 ECTS of the first two years in time, you will be allowed to write your Bachelor's thesis in the first semester of the third year and go abroad in the second semester.
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 42 EC in de eerste 12 maanden

At the end of the year, you will receive either a positive or a negative Binding Study Advice (BSA). A positive BSA is required in order to advance to the second year. In order to receive a positive BSA, you will need to obtain a minimum of 42 course credits (ECs) out of 60. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a negative BSA, which means having to discontinue your studies at Radboud University. Moreover, you will not be able to enrol in the study programme for the next three years.
honours-/excellence program Honours Programme Psychology

The general programme offers you the opportunity to explore areas of Psychology you find particularly interesting.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2023

aanmelding deadline : 15 januari 2023
collegegeld nog niet bekend

For the academic year of 2020-2021, Radboud University has set a maximum number of 600 students for the Bachelor's programme in Psychology (Bilingual track and English-taught track combined). You can apply for our programme in Studielink between 1 October 2020 and 15 January 2021. If you are admitted to the programme, you still need to be selected for a place in order to begin your studies. To be selected, candidates must complete the Psychology selection process and be ranked between 1 and 600.
toelaatbare profielen
vwo N&Ttoelaatbaar
vwo N&Gtoelaatbaar
vwo E&Mtoelaatbaar
vwo C&Mtoelaatbaar
hbo-pwith additional certificates in English and mathematics at vwo-level
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aanvullende vakeisen
English and mathematics A, B or C. Biology is recommended.



inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


1394 studenten volgen deze opleiding
74% daarvan is vrouw
382 eerstejaars gestart in 2018
79% daarvan is vrouw
20442 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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41385studenten studerend
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€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
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20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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International Bachelor in Psychology
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9/15 Maastricht University
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66 eerstejaars
75% vrouw
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12/15 Amsterdam UVA
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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Psychology aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 613 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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After obtaining a Bachelor's diploma in Psychology, most students apply for a Master's programme in Psychology. The Master's programme at Radboud University is a one-year programme that, after completion, results in the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology. At Radboud University, you can apply for the following three specialisations:
  • Healthcare Psychology (only available in Dutch)
  • Work, Organisation and Health
  • Behavioural Change
These specialisations have both an academic and practical focus and are designed to train you for a specific professional field and job profile. Half of each of the three specialisation programmes consists of theoretical subjects and skills training while the other half is comprised of an internship and a Master's thesis.

Aside from the three one-year Psychology Master's specialisations, you can choose to apply for one of the following English-taught Research Master's programmes, which are open to talented students who wish to pursue a career in research:
  • Behavioural Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Because behaviour is everywhere and because it plays such an important role in our society, psychologists are employed in a wide range of areas, such as social work, education, human resource management, public policy, counselling, training & coaching, the sports industry, and the advertising industry. A large number of our graduates work in the healthcare sector. They work with children, teenagers, adults and the elderly in establishments such as mental health institutions, hospitals, nursing h
Please note that the Master's programme in Psychology does not provide full professional training to enable you to become an accredited therapist. For this, you will need to complete one or more post-academic training programmes after your Master's programme is complete, as well as gain experience in a psychological practice or healthcare institution. The number of places available in these programmes is limited.

current job market
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€ 2059gemiddeld bruto maandloon
41%kans op een vaste baan
6%kans op een voltijd baan
53%kans op een baan op niveau
51%spreekt van "goede aansluiting arbeidsmarkt"
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