Exchange programme | Applied Psychology
You're fascinated by human behaviour and have a cool head and a warm heart
Those who enrol in the Applied Psychology programme choose to work with people; people who feel lost in life, in their families or in their jobs and could use guidance. They need someone who can support and guide them with warmth, attention and care. They also need someone who can keep a cool head; someone who uses the scientific expertise of psychology as their compass to help people get back on track.
We will train you to become a psychological consultant. You will learn how to identify problems and how to coach, counsel, train and advise, both preventively and proactively. You will combine field-specific knowledge with the skills of a modern professional: reflecting critically, giving and receiving feedback, embracing diversity, collaborating with others, gathering information and assessing scientific standards.
Relevant for your curriculum
The course program aims to develop both the students’ theoretical knowledge and their practical skills. Special focus lies on three main areas of expertise: Clinical Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology and School and Educational Psychology. The courses are selected according to their relevance to all main orientations within the field of applied psychology.
Studying in a great student city
Antwerp is a vivacious, cosmopolitan area blessed with magnificent architecture, fashionable shops, lively pubs, dazzling monuments, inspired art works and restaurant tables piled with superb Belgian and multicultural food. Antwerp is also famous for its art and fashion. Home of the Flemish Baroque master Rubens, the city not only boasts a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries, sculpted streets and beautiful architecture, it is also laced with refreshing greenery and urban haunts. Culture, history, education and innovation, a vibrant nightlife and world class shopping, it’s all part of the unique identity of Antwerp.
Optimal student support
During your stay in Antwerp, you will get plenty of support from the coordinators of the international program. You can turn to them with all your questions about classes, the curriculum and facilities at Thomas More University College, but also with questions about finding your way in Antwerp, health etc.
- Exam regulations
- Personal coaching
We offer ten English courses, and a crash course Dutch, that add up to 38 ECTS. Most courses are open to Thomas More students and Erasmus students and all are taught in English. As the courses are part of the second and third year of the regular programme, a basic knowledge of the main fields in psychology is required.
You can enroll in a total package of 30 ECTS (1 semester) or only for some of the courses.
If you master Dutch you can also attend the regular courses taught in Dutch. The combination of courses of the international programme and the regular programme can be restricted by planning issues.
The academic year in a nutshell
Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit.
- We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.
- Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.
- Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
Code ECTS Autumn Spring Forensic psychology i Y00775 3 x Sport & performance psychology i Y03723 3 x Contemporary topics in HRM i Y00776 3 x Applied psychology and technology i Y03463 3 x Psychopharmacology i Y04176 3 x School and family based prevention i Y03726 3 x Code ECTS Autumn Spring Applied psychology in Europe i Y03724 5 x Positive psychology i Y01219 4 x HR digital skills i Y01545 5 x Group dynamics i Y01000 3 x Survival Dutch i Y04001 3 x Global Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care* i Y01103 3 x Code ECTS Autumn Spring Forensic psychology i Y00775 3 x Sport & performance psychology i Y03723 3 x Contemporary topics in HRM i Y00776 3 x Applied psychology and technology i Y03463 3 x Psychopharmacology i Y04176 3 x School and family based prevention i Y03726 3 x Applied psychology in Europe i Y03724 5 x Positive psychology i Y01219 4 x HR digital skills i Y01545 5 x Group dynamics i Y01000 3 x Survival Dutch i Y04001 3 x Global Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care* i Y01103 3 x
As the courses are part of the second and third year of the regular program, a basic knowledge of the main fields in psychology is required.
Some exams are written, during the examination period (January). Other courses have a partial or continuous assessment (with or without) exam during the examination period.
Yes, we care
During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.