Like most university studies, Psychology consists of a bachelor and a master. Below is a brief summary of what the program looks like
In the bachelor psychology you will learn about the behavior of people in the most general sense. This gives you answers to the following questions: Why do people help a person in need of help less quickly in a busy environment? Why can’t people talk after a (specific) brain haemorrhage? What are the forms of depression and how is a diagnosis diagnosed? The bachelor is divided over three years.
The bachelor phase of psychology lasts for three years. The first year is a general introduction to psychology, in which all aspects of psychology are highlighted. You will receive the courses ‘Social Psychology’, ‘Cognitive Psychology’, ‘Clinical and Biological Psychology’ and ‘Work and Organizational Psychology’. For more information, see the study guide:
Bachelor year 2
The second year is more focused on research. During this year you will follow a number of courses such as ‘Scientific and Statistical Reasoning, Psychodiagnostics, Foundations in Psychology and conversation practicum. You can also choose two elective courses this year. For more information, see the study guide:
Bachelor year 3
The third year is your specialization year, where you follow courses from the specialization you have chosen and conduct a research with a group. The specializations that can be chosen include Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Development Psychology Social Psychology and Psychological Methods.
For more information, see the study guide:
There are different masters, most of which are directly related to the direction you have chosen in the third year. These masters are one-year and consist of a number of courses, an internship and a thesis. There are also a number of two-year masters including the research masters, which is in English and focused on research.
To find out more about the study psychology, see the site: http://www.fmg.uva.nl/psychologie/