Master of Psychology: Theory and Research 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

4,446 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Psychology: Theory and Research

The research masters programme aims at guiding students to become independent researchers in psychological science. The faculty offers a challenging and dynamic study environment with research-based education delivered in close interaction with internationally renowned researchers.

About the programme

The Master of Psychology: Theory and Research (MPTR) aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through:

  • thorough training in statistics and research methodology
  • the in-depth study of the basic disciplines of psychology, supplemented with a specialization in subdisciplines like neuroscience, perception, cognition and language, emotion, social and cross-cultural psychology, learning psychology, quantitative psychology and so on.
In addition to individual and group-based coursework, students become immersed in ongoing multidisciplinary research at the faculty.

Career perspectives

Many of our graduates go on to pursue a PhD and academic careers at top universities. The programme also provides a solid background for international careers in a variety of other settings, such as: data science; pharmaceutical, food, and medical technology industries; or scientific research and policy functions in research institutes or government agencies. A strong psychological knowledge, combined with thorough background in data science, statistics and research methodology makes for a unique profile in the labour market.

Program overview

Main Subject

Psychology

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Psychology: Theory and Research

The research masters programme aims at guiding students to become independent researchers in psychological science. The faculty offers a challenging and dynamic study environment with research-based education delivered in close interaction with internationally renowned researchers.

About the programme

The Master of Psychology: Theory and Research (MPTR) aims to guide students to become independent researchers in psychological science through:

  • thorough training in statistics and research methodology
  • the in-depth study of the basic disciplines of psychology, supplemented with a specialization in subdisciplines like neuroscience, perception, cognition and language, emotion, social and cross-cultural psychology, learning psychology, quantitative psychology and so on.
In addition to individual and group-based coursework, students become immersed in ongoing multidisciplinary research at the faculty.

Career perspectives

Many of our graduates go on to pursue a PhD and academic careers at top universities. The programme also provides a solid background for international careers in a variety of other settings, such as: data science; pharmaceutical, food, and medical technology industries; or scientific research and policy functions in research institutes or government agencies. A strong psychological knowledge, combined with thorough background in data science, statistics and research methodology makes for a unique profile in the labour market.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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Admission criteria

The Master of Science in Psychology: Theory and Research welcomes motivated and inspired students who aim for a research career in psychological, social, or behavioral sciences. To be eligible and to ensure an optimal match with the programme, the following selection criteria apply:

  • a Bachelor or Master’s degree in the field of Humanities (e.g. Psychology) or in the field of Science and Technology 
  • a solid background in statistics and research methods
  • an affinity with psychological research
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

As a future scientist, you are driven by your interest in the human mind and human behaviour. You are fascinated by theoretical and methodological issues such as the relationship between brain functioning, behaviour, emotion and cognition and are eager to understand the functions of the human mind, memory and learning processes, the causes, effects and treatment of psychopathology etc.

2 Years
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

4,446 EUR
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