Psychology

STUDY PROGRAMME

Psychology

Degree Conferred Master of Science (M.Sc.) Duration 4 Semesters Enrollment Wintersemester Admission restriction Restricted admission Entry requirements 1. the application for the master's programme in psychology requires the successful completion of at least three years of university Bachelor's studies in psychology. Proof of a minimum grade of 2.5 is required. The completed degree must include at least 8 CP in the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychology*.

For the proof of the mentioned 8 CP please use this relevance form. Submission of the form is a mandatory requirement for consideration in the admission process.

2. Applicants who are not yet able to present their degree certificate at the time of application provide proof of qualification for the Master's programme by presenting a graded certificate of achievement. At least 150 credits must have been achieved.
3. foreign applicants who have obtained their degree according to Paragraph 1 in a non-German-speaking degree programme must prove their German language skills by passing the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber" (German Language Test for the Admission of Foreign Applicants to Universities) Level 3 or the TestDAF Level 5 prior to enrolment.
Sufficient knowledge of the English language is recommended in order to be able to participate in English-language courses.

*This is an and/or provision.
Application Details Please state the field of study in the enrolment application
Application deadline   Bewerbung mit deutschem Bachelorabschluss      an der OVGU Winter 15. September / Summer 15. March   Bewerbung mit internationalem Bachelorabschluss      über uni-assist Winter 15. July / Summer 15. January Language German


Study

  •     Cognitive Neuroscience
  •     Clinical Neuroscience
  •     Environmental Psychology/Human-Technology Interaction

Objectives

The research-oriented degree programme qualifies graduates for independent work as psychologists in research and application. The degree programme imparts in-depth scientific and methodological knowledge (specialised scientific knowledge in the chosen focus area; knowledge of relevant research methods) as well as in-depth practical professional and research qualifications (experience in the independent use of research methods within the framework of psychological research and application projects). The broad education in the Master's programme, which concludes with the general "Master of Science" degree, which is not specified in terms of content, prepares students for managerial, independent work in a wide range of professional fields as well as for research-oriented careers in universities and research institutions.

Career Perspectives

Graduates acquire subject-specific qualifications for professional fields, e.g. in (rehabilitation) clinics, in pharmaceutical research or in family and educational counselling centres, in youth welfare offices and in social welfare or in labour, organisational and environmental counselling, in industrial companies, public authorities or institutions of further education, according to the specialisations chosen in the Master's programme. The academic training leading to the M.Sc. degree in psychology provides a sufficient prerequisite for further postgraduate training within and outside psychology (e.g. doctorate, psychotherapy training).

Competencies and Interests Required

Existing knowledge from the completed Bachelor's degree and interest in deepening this knowledge under the special aspects of one of the selectable specialisations are required.

More information

The study structure provides for eight compulsory modules. The study programme lasts two years or four semesters and comprises 120 CP, of which 10 CP are allocated to an eight-week work-oriented internship and 30 CP to the 6-month Master's thesis. The programme consists of a general part (core curriculum), a basic or application module (12 CP) and the following three alternatively selectable specialisations (24 CP each):

  •     Cognitive neuroscience
  •     Clinical neuroscience
  •     Environmental psychology/human-technology interaction


In addition to teaching subject-specific competences, the degree programme is also of particular importance for general professionalisation (e.g. teaching key qualifications including so-called "soft skills").

Foreign applicants who have obtained their degree according to Paragraph 1 in a non-German-speaking degree programme must prove their German language skills by passing the "German Language Test for the Admission of Foreign Applicants to Higher Education" Level 3 or the TestDAF Level 5 prior to enrolment.

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Last Modification: 30.05.2022 - Contact Person: Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten