Master Psychology: Sport and Performance Psychology
Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M.Sc.
Name Organisation/University: Universiteit van Amsterdam, UVA (University of Amsterdam)
Address: Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1012 WX Amsterdam
Number of spots: ?
Costs/tuition fee: €2143 for 1 year (If it is your second or next Dutch degree program: €14850)
Start of the program: September
Application deadline: Apply between 1 October 2020 and 1 March 2021 (for enrolment in September 2021)
Language of tuition: English
Admittance of foreign students: yes
Study duration/Workload (ECTS): 2 semesters (1 year) 60 ECTS
Essential Sport and Performance Psychology (6 ECTS)
New Horizons in Sport and Performance Psychology (6 ECTS)
Interventions in Sport and Performance Psychology (6 ECTS)
Methodology, Analyzing, Presenting, Scientific writing (MAPS; 6 ECTS)
Internship (18 ETCS)
Master Thesis (18 ECTS)
Practical internship (yes/no): Yes
Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes
Target group and Study focus:
During this Master’s track you are trained as a scientists-practitioners in Sport and Performance Psychology. This means that, as a sport and performance psychologist, you are up to date on scientific developments and are able to translate and apply them in practice. You also have extensive knowledge of classic and more recent psychological theories relevant for performance, as well as the empirical support and applications for these theories.
You learn to think innovatively about performance issues
You work with Problem-based Learning (PBL)
You work independently with realistic problems
The knowledge you gain is relevant to practice
What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives
As a graduate in Sport and Performance Psychology you can work as a sport psychologist with athletes, but you are strongly advised to follow postgraduate courses to develop your applied skills as a psychologist (especially with respect to counselling and psychological skills training).
If your goal is to become a sport psychologist in the Netherlands, you are advised to follow the post-Master’s program in Practical Sport Psychology (POPS) after the Master’s track in Sport and Performance Psychology.
Other career options are
High performance consultant
Mental coach in a dance company
Psychological skills trainer for musicians
All Psychology Master's candidates are expected to meet the following basic requirements:
≥5 EC Basic knowledge of Psychology
≥24 EC Methods and Statistics courses in Psychology or Social Sciences of which ≥21 EC on quantitative research
≥9 EC Empirical research project (demonstrating your writing & research skills) on a Psychological or related Social Science.
International candidates who are non-native English speakers are required to submit official English proficiency test scores.
International degrees should be equivalent to a Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree.
How to apply
Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrollment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university. (more information:
Later on in the process you will be asked to upload certain documents, including your academic transcripts, grading scheme, copies of your academic diplomas, cv, copy of your passport, English language proficiency test score and course descriptions from the course catalogue provided by your university.