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The aim of the qualification is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level, that gives a solid foundation of knowledge; that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in a doctoral school.

A master of psychology is characterized by expansive and integrated professional and theoretical knowledge, the creative adaptation of the methods of academic knowledge, psychological responsiveness and communicational efficacy through the utilization of personal resources along with a high degree of professional commitment.

The entrance exam consist of three parts.

The applicant is expected to talk about their motivation, earlier psychological studies, future plans besides the reference work submitted in the application.

Then, a discussion follows about an academic psychology-related article, which the applicant receives one hour prior to the interview. The article is from a field of the chosen specialisation. For example, in case of Clinical and Health Psychology Specialisation, the article will be about a research in that area. The applicant has one hour to read the article and make notes. Any additional help can be used (e.g. a dictionary). Then the examiner will start a discussion about the article and may ask the applicant to summarise it and will ask several questions:
-about its content
-about the methodology
-about the results and their application
-what could be improved, and what would be a suitable next step in the research.

During the entrance exam emphasis is laid on the applicant’s theoretical background, critical methodological analysis, statistical procedures, knowledge of the relevant vocabulary, and placing of the results within the relevant field of research.

Finally, the interview gives room for questions coming from the applicant.

Successful applicants must have a good command of English and pass the entrance exam. The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Teams (you do not need to download the app).

For details, please, contact Ms Enikő Fadgyas at

(We cannot guarantee that each specialisation will start in September as it depends on the number of applications received.)

Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology Specialisation

The educational aims of the Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology specialisation: to offer up to date theoretical and methodological knowledge in the domains of typical and atypical development in order to be able to carry out overall diagnostic work, therapy and research in institutions dealing with children.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:
• Psychopathology
• Diagnostic Processes
• Therapeutic possibilities
• Research in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

Our research teams:
• Developmental Neuropsychology
• Social Minds Research Group
• Research Group of Childhood Mental Disorders

Clinical and Health Psychology Specialisation

The educational aims of Clinical and Health Psychology specialisation: to train experts in the applied branches of clinical and health psychology who possess an extensive knowledge of diagnostics, therapy and clinical research, who have wide-ranging skills in methodology and who are able to use their Master’s level knowledge of psychology in the service of promoting and improving health.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:
• Clinical and diagnostic work
• Supportive and motivational communication
• Planning and assessment of health promotion programmes
• The critical assessment and identification of the practical relevance of clinical research.

Our research teams and workshops:
• Health Psychology Research Group
• Research Team in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
• Research Group on Addiction
• Positive Psychology Research Group
• Personality, Health and Emotion Regulation
• Our partners
• Support Centre for Giving Up Smoking- Budapest
• National Institute for Health Development
• Research Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Counselling and Educational Psychology Specialisation

The educational aims of the Counseling and School Psychology specialisation:
• to train professionals – working primarily in the practical areas – who are equally familiar with the socialization issues of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, who possess the necessary skills in their theoretical preparedness as well as in their diagnostic and counseling methods used in practice to work with clients of various age groups,
• they can primarily be employed by childcare institutions (nursery and pre-school) and schools, educational advisories and other institutions doing work related to career counseling, life skills counseling and crisis counseling,
• they are familiar with the psychodynamics of individual, group and family counseling.
• Their work in psychological care can especially be useful at the various levels of prevention. Their mission is to facilitate development and change in individuals, groups and the family systems alike.

Our students will gain skills in the following areas:
• Life skills, Couple’s and Family Counseling
• Career counseling
• Group counseling
• School psychology
• Educational counseling
• Crisis intervention
• Children’s psycho-diagnostics
• Counseling in health psychology

Our research groups and workshops
• Pedagogical Psychology
• Research Group on Test Methodology for Differential and School Psychology
• Research Group on Teaching Profession and School Psychology
• Research Group on Qualitative Psychology

Strength of programme
• Practice-based programme
• 20+ research groups and labs are waiting for young researchers
• Professional preparedness
• Administrative capacity to help facilitate student life
• Exchange opportunities to more than 70 partner universities

Programme structure


Career opportunities

The programme’s purpose is to train psychologists, who are apprised of the different fields of psychology. They know the profession’s methods and instruments and are able to use them in order to get acquainted with individuals, groups or organisations, and develop them if necessary. They possess adequate knowledge to continue their studies in a doctoral programme.

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at civil organizations
in hospitals
at schools

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