Do you want to help organisations and their employees thrive in a professional way? Are you interested in the way the brain functions and how you can develop talent through education? If so, this programme may be the one for you. Through theory and practice, you will familiarise yourself with various subjects in psychology.
Within our Psychology programme, we educate using the Problem-Based Learning method. In small groups, you will analyse concrete problems by looking for information in books, journals and digital media. Class discussions will strengthen your bond with fellow students and encourage you to succeed. You will also develop psychological skills which aim to minimise the gap between university and the workplace and prepare you for your career path.
During the Bachelor’s programme in Psychology, you will learn about all the subject areas related to psychology. In the first year, you will gain a good overview of all of the disciplines. Together with your peers you will learn and discuss the various theories and concepts related to a certain type of behaviour. In addition, you will learn practical psychological skills which are required to handle this behaviour. For example, during your ‘Personality Psychology’ course, you will investigate as to why our personalities make us behave in different ways. Parallel to this, you will undergo, analyse and report on psychological questionnaires as part of the ‘Psychodiagnostics’ practical. In other words, what you learn throughout the course is applied in the practical meetings, gearing you up for working life.
You will also follow classes in statistics, research methods and practical skills. You will learn, for instance, how you have to conduct professional conversations and how to observe people. Furthermore, you will learn how to conduct experiments. Sometimes, you will act as a test subject yourself.
Second and third year
In the second year, you will attend more advanced courses in the various fields of psychology. After your Ba2 year, you will have familiarised yourself with all the subareas of psychology.
In the third year, you will have more freedom to choose subjects you are particularly interested in. In the first half of this year, you will choose the subjects you want to take in your minor and as (an) elective(s). You can also spend this time at a foreign university or another faculty. You will thus have the opportunity to explore topics beyond the realm of psychology. This can help you to choose your major and thereafter the career you wish to pursue.
In the second half of the third year, you will specialise in the area of psychology that most appeals to you. The courses you will follow will prepare you for a Master’s programme. You will conclude your Bachelor’s degree with a thesis in which you address a psychological issue in a scientific manner.
- Social Psychology: People in Groups
- Practical: PBL Skills
- Personality Psychology: Differences Between People
- Practical Psychodiagnostics
- Practical Presentation Skills
- Statistics I: An Introduction
- Practical: Statistics
- Biological Psychology: The Human Body
- Practical: Neuropsychological Diagnostics
- Developmental Psychology: Changing Man
- Practical: Testing Children
- Clinical Psychology: Normal or Abnormal?
- Practical Communication Skills I
- Organisational Psychology: Working Man
- Practical: Scientific Writing Skills I - Part A
- Educational Psychology: Human Man
- Cognitive Psychology: Thinking and Remembering
- Practical Psychological Experiments
- Statistics II: Explaining and Predicting
- Practical Statistics II
- Practical Observation Skills
- History and Methods of Psychology
- Practical: Ethic Debating
- Brain and Cognition: Perception
- Practical: Experimental Research in Psychology
- Psychometrics: An Introduction
- Practical Psychometrics: An Introduction
- Clinical Psychology: Anxiety and Stress
- Practical: Communication skills II
- Developmental Psychology: From Infancy to Old Age
- Practical: Scientific Writing skills II
- Organizational Psychology: Performance at Work
- Practical: Training for Trainers
Bachelor 3: Specialisation in Brain and Cognition
- Foundations of Cognitive Brain Research
- Practicum: Performing Replications of Psychological Research
- The Brain
- Practical: Brain Anatomy
Bachelor 3: Specialisation in Clinical Psychology
- Depression and Psychosis
- Practical: Psychodiagnostics
- Eating, Sex and Other Needs
- Practical: Anamnesis
- Practical: Neuropsychological Diagnostics II
Bachelor 3: Specialisation in Education and Development
- Learning and Instruction in Schools
- Practical: Psychodiagnostics
- Engines for Learning
- Practical: Educational Psychology in Practice
- Understanding DLYIXSEA & DY5C4LCUL14
- Practical: Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
Bachelor 3: Specialisation in Organisational Psychology
- Leadership & Coaching
- Practical: Psychodiagnostics
- Organisational Psychology
- Practical: Organisational Diagnosis
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Practical: Organisational Diagnosis I
Why study Bachelor International Bachelor in Psychology
Why study this International Bachelor in Psychology in Rotterdam?
- We emphasise both a theoretical and practical approach to a wide range of psychology subjects such as cognition, learning, addiction, motivation etc.;
- Because of our Problem-Based Learning method, which enables you to study more efficiently;
- You are a part of a group of approximately 200 international students and not only do you get to mingle with students from all corners of the world, you will also interact with Dutch students during tutorials
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR offers 13 selective Bachelor’s programmes, and more than 50 top Master’s programmes, taught in English.
Erasmus University traces its origins back to 1913. The university has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 26,000+ students come from more than 100 countries around the world.
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Career opportunities for Bachelor International Bachelor in Psychology
International Bachelor Psychology
Studying psychology gives you a multitude of opportunities with regard to your future career. You can, for example, become a trainer, selection and assessment advisor, HR consultant, coach or occupational health professional. Graduates of this programme also become researchers at companies and organisations, such as educational consultancies, school inspection services or research agencies.
Furthermore, a Master’s degree in Psychology provides you with a solid basis to pursue a PhD. The faculty also offers workshops based on the needs of the students in case of career development.
If you want to become a clinical psychologist or health care professional, it is important to realise that a Bachelor's and a Master's degree are insufficient. In the Netherlands, postdoctoral training for clinical psychologists is required. If you want to become a clinical psychologist in another country, there can be different requirements. These requirements are usually determined by psychologists' national associations. If you are interested in working within the clinical sector in the Netherlands, then learning the language is an absolute prerequisite.
- Official CROHO name: Psychology
- Programme name: International Bachelor in Psychology
- Instruction language: English
- Type: Bachelor
- Duration: 3 years
- Location: Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam
- Tuition fees (2019-2020):
- €2.083 (Statutory fee)
- €6.600 (Institutional fee: EEA/EU students)
- €6.600 (Institutional fee: NON-EEA/EU students)
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