Why study Psychology?
At Radboud University, you can can choose to follow the English-taught programme or the bilingual programme (where your first year is taught through Dutch and you gradually build up the number of English-taught courses).
From the second year on, you may compose your personal learning path, which is designed to fit in with your interests and preferred professional field.
During the third year of your programme, you may complete part of your programme studying abroad. Do you already see yourself in e.g. Australia, Japan, South-Africa?
Nijmegen is the place for leading research in the areas of brain & cognition, children & parenting, and behaviour & health.
Curriculum and courses
During the Bachelor's programme, you will focus on three domains:
How does the brain work and what role does it play in our behaviour? In this domain you will learn about the anatomy of the brain. You will study language, learning, memory, perception, and emotions. You will also focus on disorders such as strokes and dementia.
- Development & Mental Health
Which developmental changes do humans go through during the course of their life, from infancy to old age? In this domain you will study the cognitive, motor, moral, and social-emotional development of humans. You will learn how our social context (family, school, work, culture) influences our wellbeing and you will practice how to recognize and treat psychological disorders in children, adults, and the elderly.
How do groups and (sub)cultures influence our thoughts, emotions, and our behaviour? This domain will teach you all you need to know about interpersonal relationships, group behaviour, stereotypes, and prosocial and antisocial behaviour. You will study the ways in which humans interact with each other and how they influence each other, for example, in families, at the sports club or at work.
Future career opportunities
Because behaviour is everywhere, psychologists are employed in a wide range of areas. Some examples of job positions:
- Health care psychologist
- Work and organisational psychologist
- Behavioural change advisor, e.g. in advertising, sports or for the government
- Scientific researcher