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Master's specialisationPsychology: Behaviour Change

Are you interested in what determines human behaviour and how we can change it? Do you ever wonder what motivates us as human beings? Would you like to research this in a scientific way and apply your knowledge in practice? This Master's is for you!

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Something for you?

  • You will gain profound insight into the driving force behind people's motivation.
  • You will be trained to become an expert in behaviour change.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply all your knowledge and skills to solve an actual behaviour change problem in the professional field.
  • Your prospects as a graduate psychologist are quite diverse, ranging from commercial clients to government agencies or charities.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

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This programme offered me specialised knowledge on social psychology and influence techniques, and it also provided valuable skills for my future career.
Sara Gastaldo
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What will you learn

The study programme focusses on both theory and practice and will train you to become a practice-based researcher. You study scientific theory to become a behavioural expert and learn how to implement your knowledge by developing and testing behaviour change interventions in practice. Your graduation assignment is a research project, consisting of an internship and thesis in a domain of your choice. The programme has a clear and singular goal: for you to become a scientific expert of behaviour change in all its forms.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Behaviour is being increasingly examined in different areas within various organisations and companies. These are developments that bode well for your future professional prospects. Furthermore, successful completion of this programme will provide you with the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas and professions.

Graduates have found work in many different professions, e.g. as advertising or marketing expert (both online and offline), information officer, communication consultant, project manager, researcher, prevention expert, health promoter or policy officer in local, provincial or national government. You could also consider doing a government or corporate traineeship.

Career prospects

Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.