Department of Psychology

GRADUATE UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY

In brief!

Academic title: Master of Psychology (mag. psych.)

Duration of studies: 4 semesters

Completion of studies: a minimum of 120 ECTS credits, passing of all exams and thesis defence presentation.

The study programme includes compulsory courses that have to be successfully completed by all students and elective courses in different branches of psychology, grouped in individual topical groups (modules).

In each semester, students enrol in compulsory and elective courses (a minimum of 30 ECTS credits).

As a rule, the students’ work in all courses is evaluated throughout the semester through periodic tests (preliminary exams, tests) and based on activities at lectures, seminars and exercises (account for 70 % of the final mark) and the final exam (accounts for 30 % of the final mark). This model encourages students to study regularly and master the teaching material.

The programme of graduate studies in Psychology is available at this link.

 

What are you going to learn?

Graduate university studies in Psychology enable students to acquire professional knowledge and the skills required to practise psychology. Students gain theoretical and methodical knowledge and professional and specific skills that are a constituent part of the modern professional education of psychologists, also described in the European Diploma in Psychology. They include knowledge and skills in general, biological, developmental, social, clinical and health psychology, work psychology, school psychology, educational psychology and other applied psychologies, as well as knowledge and skills in research methods in social sciences and methods of statistical data processing.

 

Programme for Acquiring Teacher’s Qualifications

The Programme for Acquiring Teacher’s Qualifications (PT) is a life-long learning programme. Accommodating the PT to the studies implemented at our University has proved to be necessary for ensuring the acquisition of qualifications enabling our students to work in educational institutions.

Additional courses included in this programme (psychology, education science, didactics, methods of teaching, etc.) enable them to acquire professional knowledge and skills such as the following:

  1. Develop teaching qualifications;
  2. Mobilise and encourage students to study;
  3. Create and uphold an environment conducive to studying;
  4. Organise teaching subjects;
  5. Plan teaching and the process of instruction and study;
  6. Mark and evaluate knowledge.

 

Upon completion of their studies, students receive a Certificate. The Certificate is proof that the student has fulfilled the conditions for work in educational institutions prescribed in the Act on Education in Primary and Secondary Schools (Article 105), and earned 60 ECTS credits of teaching qualifications. The Certificate is also one of the required conditions for passing an examination of professional aptitude.

 

What can you do after your studies?

Completing graduate studies in Psychology, students are qualified to work as psychologists in education and training, health care, social welfare, professional guidance and employment, work and organisation of work, communication, promotion, marketing, research, sports, transportation, justice, police and the military.

Having completed graduate studies, students fulfil the conditions to enrol in postgraduate (doctoral) studies in Psychology.

 

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