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BSc Psychology

3 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

This programme introduces you to all important theories and sub areas of psychology. It differs from other psychology bachelors due to the fact that during the course of the study the accent shifts towards a dual focus: cognitive and biological psychology.

Cognitive Psychology examines mental processes If you study the behaviour of people, you should look further than visible behaviour. You also look at what goes on in the mind of a person. Cognitive psychology studies these internal mental processes of a person, such as language, memory, thought and perception. These processes influence all our behaviour, whether rational, subconscious or emotional. Cognitive psychology describes these processes in terms of information processing.

Biological Psychology studies brain activity as a source of behaviour. It assumes that everything we consciously or unconsciously perceive, do and think is due to patterns of activity in the brain. The human brain is among the most complex structures in the world. To study it, biological psychology uses various techniques, including the latest brain-imaging techniques. They make it possible to look inside the living brain and measure where activity occurs when you undertake a particular action or have a certain thought.

Cognitive Neuroscience: a combination of cognitive psychology with biological psychology.


Graduates can progress to the following Master's programmes, at U. Maastricht:

- MSc Psychology (1 year)
- MSc Forensic Psychology (2 year)
- Research MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (2 year)

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels (CCC) plus 3 GCSEs [Grades A-C] in six different subjects. Maths A-Level preferred but not required.

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers and at least 4 Highers. Maths preferred

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including three at H5, or above. Hons Maths preferred but Ordinary Maths accepted at O4, or above. Min 350 points



Yes: Letter of Motivation

01 October

15 January

This programme operates its own selection procedure.