More information 


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 to the profession within the field of psychology at a level, that gives a solid foundation of knowledge. 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.

There is no entrance exam, the uploaded documents are assessed.


Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology Specialisation

The educational aims of the Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology specialisation are 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

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 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.

Cognitive Psychology Specialisation

Educational aims of the Cognitive Psychology specialisation:
• to lay particular emphasis on the study of developmental and neuroscientific aspects of higher order cognitive processes – such as perception, attention, memory, numerical cognition and language – built on an intensive research project
• the high-level education of the views, methods and applications of cognitive psychology, that is the leading trend in modern experimental psychology
• to develop our students’ competencies in the knowledge and methods of the associated fields – primarily in neuropsychology, cognitive science, neuroscience and neurobiology.

Research practices provide the backbone of the training in the following areas:
• Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation
• Researching the behavioural correlates of perceptual and cognitive abilities
• The study of cognitive development, most specifically the development of higher order cognitive functions and social cognition
• Our methodological training:
• Electrophysiology Lab
• Brain imaging techniques
• Neuropsychology
• Programming
• Eye Movement Lab
• Infant Cognition Lab
• Research methods
• Behavioral experiments
• Psychophysics, Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP)
• Imaging techniques
• Eye movement tracking

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 counselling 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 counselling, life skills counselling and crisis counselling,
• they are familiar with the psychodynamics of individual, group and family counselling.
• Their work in psychological care can especially be useful at the various levels of prevention. Its mission is to facilitate development and change in individuals, groups and family systems alike.

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

For more information please visit the following link:

Strength of the Psychology MA 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

For further information, please contact Ms Violetta Frank at

Programme structure

Click here to access the curriculum.

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.

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Sponsor logo
Sponsor logo