What does this study entail?
Do you wish to improve your comprehension of human learning and performance? We offer you one of the best master programmes in Psychology in the Netherlands.
Have you ever wondered how people learn, how a child can be taught to read, a pilot to fly an aircraft? Do you have an interest in knowing how to improve online education and training? Would you like to learn how you can compose the best-performing team in in the workplace, or select the right people for a job? Are you curious to find out how mobile devices can be used in education and training? Do you want to know how emotions and actions can affect learning? If one of the answers to these questions is yes, our master degree programme might be perfect for you!
Learning and performance are essential aspects in our daily lives. It does not matter whether you are young or old, beginner or expert, student or employee: learning and performance are central to our development for a large part of our lives. This master programme includes all of these facets and prepares you for the challenges about learning and performance in the field.
Our Educational Psychology master is a one-year graduate programme designed to equip students with the analytical skills and conceptual knowledge to be able to work independently and in collaboration with field experts of their desired specialisation. The programme deals with recent developments in the research field of Human Learning and Performance, focuses on technological innovations, and uses the most advanced research methods.
Why study this programme in Rotterdam?
This is a coherent programme that emphasizes the use of multi-disciplinary research findings to solve authentic psychological problems.
- You will work in small groups to analyze and solve problems related to learning, development, and performance you can encounter in the field;
- You will work on current societal issues together with experts using real-life cases;
- You will have ample opportunity to gain professional skills and experience by studying, working, or conducting research at the university and/or an external organisation;
- You will develop yourself as an allround professional who can apply scientific knowledge to practical issues
- The programme offers an excellent preparation for a career in education, research, or business.
Is this the right programme for you?
The master track focuses on how people can most optimally learn and perform. We offer a multidisciplinary approach using scientific insights from educational, cognitive, social, and neuropsychology to study contemporary issues in the area of learning and performance. You will discover how people learn and perform optimally, and which mechanisms are involved in the learning process. These insights are valuable as they can help to improve learning environments and current training and teaching approaches.
In small groups you learn about the role of innovations, assessment, and diversity in education and training. You will also have ample opportunity to develop your professional skills as an educational psychologist.
In our programme, we examine how people learn and how the learning process can be supported. You can for example think about questions like: How should educational apps or instructional videos be designed for education and training in order to enhance their effectiveness. What does someone need to do to become an expert in a certain area and which things should be avoided. How can tests and assessments be used as tools to evaluate and stimulate learning. What role do individual differences play in the learning process? How can learning analytics be used in education to provide appropriate support to learners?
Multidisciplinary scientific insights
This master track is focussed on the application of multidisciplinary scientific insights, among others from the fields of educational, cognitive, social and neuropsychology. This is a coherent programme that emphasizes the use of these insights to solve authentic psychological problems.