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Applied Psychology



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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.

Practical information

  • Where

    On campus

  • Conditions

    You must be studying at one of our partner institutions. You must be nominated by your home coordinator and accepted by the exchange programme at Thomas More (see admission procedure for exchange students).

    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.

  • Language requirements

    English B2

  • Erasmus code



​​​Autumn semester: September - January

  • Get nominated by your home institution before 1 May.
  • Apply by 15 May  (application procedure will be sent by email only to nominated students).
  • Receive your acceptance letter and further information in June.
  • Welcome at Thomas More in September.

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 course. 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.  
  • The combination of courses can be restricted by planning issues and needs to be communicated beforehand.
  • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
  • Courses are part of the second and third year of the regular programme, a basic knowledge of the main fields in psychology is required.
  • 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.
  • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.
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
Psychopharmacology i Y04176 3 x
School and family based prevention i Y03726 3 x
Applied psychology in Europe i Y03724 5 x
Code ECTS Autumn Spring
Positive psychology i Y01219 4 x
Digital skills in HR i Y01545 5 x
Group dynamics i Y01542 3 x
Survival Dutch i Y04001 3 x
Global interprofessional collaboration in health care i Y01103 3 X

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.

This course does not start in February.


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.  The city not only boasts a wealth of outstanding museums and beautiful architecture, it is also laced with refreshing greenery and urban haunts. 

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.

Got questions?

International Coordinator

Karen Verniers

For all your questions on courses and Learning Agreements +32 3 432 19 82
International Coordinator

Karen Depaepe

For all your questions on courses and Learning Agreements +32 3 432 18 96
International Office

Marleen Van Remoortere

For all your questions on practical and administrative issues +32 3 432 19 75
International Coordinator

Anouk Pauwels

For all your questions on courses and Learning Agreements +32 3 432 40 38
International Office

Hannelore Vervoort

For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements. +32 14 56 21 56