After graduation

Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance

Opportunities after graduating

With the Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance master degree you will be employable in a wide range of professions both in the Netherlands as well as abroad. Our graduates have acquired knowledge and skills to design optimal learning environments or training situations tailored to the individual needs or students or employees. They are focused on improving learning and performance and obtain positions in environments (e.g., school, company, government) where the development and innovation of instructional and training methods are the main focus. Graduates of our programme work as:

  • managers
  • consultants
  • teachers/trainers
  • advisors at e.g. governmental agencies
  • researchers

As a graduate of the programme you can work for various organisations; educational institutions, training centres, consultancy agencies, as well as for companies that develop instructional materials and software or provide (in-company) training (e.g. Philips or the National Aerospace Laboratory).

Furthermore, you can work at companies that are interested in usability and evidence-based design of their products.

The opportunity to develop recommendations for educators that can be implemented in schools is useful as it helped me to reflect on my own practice.
The strong focus on innovative and robust ways of learning in this master track has helped me coach many students to success.
The master programme have given me the opportunity to do a research internship in Wollongong (NSW, Australia), which was a very valuable experience for me.

More alumni stories: 

  • “After meticulously researching several renowned European universities, I decided to follow the master track in Educational Psychology: Learning and Performance, offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam. The knowledge I acquired during the master track, in combination with the proper guidance from the reputable and supportive academic staff, led to my current position: working as a PhD candidate at the Early Start Research Institute, University of Wollongong in Australia. My current project looks at the effects of movements on preschool children’s learning and cognition. I am fascinated by this project, which is mentally challenging and rewarding at the same time. Overall, I consider my experiences in the field of human learning and performance as invaluable and priceless.”
  • “I am currently employed as a trainee at TinQwise. This is a company that designs online learning solutions. Their products vary from short online trainings to larger projects to support learning processes in different types of contexts. As a trainee, I am involved in various projects to practice with instructional design. In these projects I work as a learning specialist and as a project leader. Creative as well as technical processes are part of these tasks. In short, it is a very diverse and challenging job!”  
  • “I currently work as a study advisor at the computer science department of TU Delft. I talk to students about problems they encounter. I also give advice to the exam committee, educational director and several expert groups within our department (for example about studying with special needs). It is a really great job and my background in psychology is very useful!”

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