¿Qué aprenderé?

Theory and History of Psychology (formerly “Reflecting on Psychology”) studies psychology as a science, a discipline, and a profession. It's the only programme of its kind in Europe

Our aim is to understand why psychology became the way it is, how it has been understood, how it negotiates its boundaries with other allied sciences, and how it could be improved. We focus on the social, methodological, philosophical, and conceptual issues that underlie contemporary psychology. For this reason, our programme will appeal particularly to students who wonder why things are the way they are, dare to question established truths, and dream about how they could be different.

This is a programme for those who want to explore beyond statistical analyses of quantitative data and to learn about the various historical, cultural, and qualitative alternatives to the standard set of approaches in contemporary scientific psychology. Gaining access to a broader range of concepts, literature, and research methods will help you to identify and ask the most exciting and urgent questions, and discover new ways to consider their answers by looking at history, philosophy, public understanding, and sociology of science.

Together with faculty and fellow students, you will set to work by reading deeply in both primary and secondary sources, examining popularizations, writing your own texts, presenting your own ideas, reconsidering your reasoning, and debating the consequences. This active learning process will help you to think flexibly and well in various different contexts, conduct independent research unconstrained by current fashion, and communicate in an understandable and attractive way about ideas that have not yet been popularized elsewhere.

From September onwards, most of our courses will be offered online. Where possible and necessary we will combine the online education with lectures and activities on campus, since we feel it is important that you can meet your lecturers and fellow students in person. Soon you will hear from us what your study programme will look like and you will receive an invitation for the orientation.

Job examples

Historians of science

for example in archives, as non-fiction authors, or academics

Government advisors

advisors of science policy for governmental organizations

Academics

researchers or teachers in departments of social sciences, philosophy or medicine

Science communicators

freelance, or for editorial offices of a magazine, university or publisher

Qualitative researchers

for research agencies, or governmental organizations

Teachers

of psychology or related fields in schools for higher professional education, or secondary schools

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (12 )

Costos de estudio
€15.000,00 (US$ 18.258) por año
Aplicaciones hasta

1 November 2021

Más detalles

Fecha de inicio

1 Septiembre 2021, 1 Febrero 2022

Lugar

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A BSc in Psychology

IELTS overall band

6.5 – overall (6.0 – speaking, 6.0 – writing)

TOEFL paper based

575 – overall (55 – speaking, 4.5 – writing)

TOEFL internet based

90 – overall (19 – speaking, 20 – writing)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

C, B or A

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)

C, B or A

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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