Social Psychology: Regulation of Social Behaviour (research)


The Research Master program in Social Psychology is a two year program of total 120 ECTS, 60 ECTS a year.

Goals of the Program
The teaching program focuses on providing in-depth knowledge of major fields in social psychology by emphasizing general principles underlying social behavior. The first year consists of 4 theoretical courses (including one elective choice course), one expert workshop, 3 academic skills course, and a Research Project. The second year consists of 3 theoretical courses (again including one elective choice course), one expert workshop, and two research projects, leading to your Ma-thesis. 


Level Master
Language English
Duration 2 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 120 EC
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Top study
First year research master Social Psychology
Below the first year courses of the Research Master Social Psychology
Course Name Period Credits Code
Research Project I Ac. Year (sept) 12EC P_MRESPRJ_1
Applied Social Psychology P1 6EC P_MAPPLSP
Writing and Presenting P1 6EC P_MWRITPR
Interpersonal Processes P2 6EC P_MINTPROC
Advanced Data Analysis P3 6EC P_MADVDAT
Advanced Research Methods P4 6EC P_MADVRES
Motivation and Emotion P5 6EC P_MMOTEMO
Expert Workshop I P5+6 6EC P_MEXPWRK_1
Second year research master Social Psychology
Below the second year courses of the Research Master Social Psychology
Course Name Period Credits Code
Research Projects II & III (M-thesis) Ac. Year (sept) 36EC P_MRESPRJ_23
Bridging Social Psychology P1 6EC P_MBRIDGI
Expert Workshop II P1 6EC P_MEXPWRK_2
Evolutionary Principles in group processes and intergroup relations P2 6EC P_MEVOPRIN
Other information
Transition rules
For courses that will not be lectured anymore as of this year the
student is granted two opportunities to succeed the course, but only if
the student participated in the exams last year.
For courses that are lectured only once every two years and will not be
lectured in the current year, the student is granted one opportunity to
succeed the course, under the same condition.

Below the courses to which a transition rule applies.
Subscription terms
1. For the following of classes and/or for taking an exam, the student
has to register via the Student portal. When a student has registered
himself for the classes of a course, the student is automatically also
registered for the first upcoming exam of the course. When a student is
not registered for the courses of a course (e.g. in case of a resit),
the student registers for the exam only. The student needs to verify
that the registration was successful. The student should timely de-
register himself when he decides not to follow a course, or take an

2. The student needs to register ultimately four weeks before t he start
of the period the course is scheduled for. Registration for an exam is
possible till two weeks before the date of the exam. Late registration
will result in administration costs.

3. De-registering for a course is possible via the Student portal till
four weeks before the start of the period a course is scheduled for.
De-registering for an exam is possible via het Student portal till two
weeks before the date of the exam. In case of circumstances beyond
one’s control it is possible to de-register after the official de-
registration deadlines at the programme secretariat for a course or

4. Registration for courses and exams after the deadline is still
possible if you pay 25 euro administration fee; calculated per course.
The administration fee is maximized at 50 euro’s a time. In the case
the student thinks to have a justified reason for a late registration,
the student can ask the Faculty board for release of these costs. The
decision of the Faculty board is binding in this case.

5. When a student does not appear at the exam, without de-registering,
the result will be booked as ‘no show’.