After offer of admission: Master in Psychology

Self-test in statistics

Statistics comprises an important and essential part of the master's programme in Psychology. Everybody has a different knowledge level. Therefore, it is good to test yourself in order to find out if you have any deficiencies. If you are already accepted to the programme and your score is not at its maximum, self-study is recommended before starting the programme as statistics and advanced research methodology are an integral part of the master’s programme. We therefore advise you to act according to the recommendations you have received after the test. 

If you conclude that your knowledge is insufficient, we urge you to refresh it. This online course book may help you to prepare for the statistic courses. Below you will find an overview of chapters on topics that are covered in our bachelor programmes.

We also strongly recommend you to use the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of the University of Amsterdam that cover research methods, design and statistical analysis for social science research questions:  

Please note that the online course book and MOOCs are just a suggestion for self-study, but nevertheless highly recommended.

First bachelor yearSecond bachelor year
Chapter 1: pages 1-39Chapter 14: pages 462-482
Chapter 2: pages 65-85Chapter 15: all
Chapter 3: pages 123-135Chapter 17: all
Chapter 5: allChapter 18: all
Chapter 6: allChapter 19: optional
Chapter 7: pages 249-263 
Chapter 9: pages 300-311 
Chapters 10, 11, 12, and 13 
Per topic of the chapters, you may find additional and visual explanations on this YouTube channel. 

Recommended readings

The master’s programme in Psychology is specially designed for students holding a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Our international students have received their bachelor's degrees at various universities throughout the world. Consequently, we have noticed that given these diverse backgrounds, students (may) have some deficiencies. Therefore, we strongly advise you to have a look at this list of recommended readings, to prepare for the master’s programme in Psychology.

Schedule and registration for courses

The schedules of your lectures in block 1 are as follows (active for the academic year only after the timetables are published at the end of July):

You do not need to register for tutorial and practical groups. The educational office will register you for all the classes. You will, however, need to register for course channels in the learning environment that will become available approximately a week before the start of the academic year if you are fully enrolled. There is no need to purchase books for the first courses. During the academic year, more information about the purchase of books via the electronic learning environment will be published. You will get access to the learning environment in the beginning of the academic year.