Courses and programmes
The Department of Psychology provides university education on all levels.
Primary language for most of our undergraduate courses and psychologist and psychotherapist programmes is Swedish. Most courses at master's and PhD levels are offered in English.
For all our courses, the majority of the required reading material is in English.
You should always consult our study and career counsellor and/or the course leader in case arrangements are needed to facilitate your learning experience on the course/courses you wish to enroll in.
Courses at bachelor's level
Psychology I, II and III are bachelor's level courses mainly taught in Swedish. But the Psychology II course package includes a couple of course modules 7,5 credits each that are taught mainly in English and these smaller courses are popular choices for exchange students.
Find more courses on this level in the search section further down on this page.
Courses at master's level
The majority of our courses at master's level are offered in English. Most of them are included in our International two-year master`s program in psychology, 120 credits (see "Programmes at master's level").
Find more information about these courses in the search section further down on this page.
Programmes at bachelor's level (Primary language Swedish)
"Master of Psychology" is a five-year programme to become a professional psychologist. The first three years are at bachelor's level and the last two at master's level.
"Bachelor's Programme in Personnel, Work and Organization" is a three-year programme suitable if you want to work in human resources and similar areas. The programme is a collaboration between several departments, with the option to deepen your knowledge of education, psychology or sociology in the last year.
Programmes at master's level (Primary language English)
In 2020 we launched our new "International two-year master's program in psychology, 120 credits", which immediately became very popular, with hundreds of applications from all over the world.
The programme is very diverse and offers you the opportunity to select courses that suits your interests not only in psychology but also in other areas.
You can study all the courses at the Department of Psychology, but you can also take some courses at other departments at Stockholm University, or even at other universities - in Sweden or abroad, as part of an exchange programme.
Programmes at master's level (Primary language Swedish)
"Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, 90 credits" is a three-year education programme of half-time studies to become a professional and independent psychotherapist in a complex clinical reality. You can choose one of four different orientations on this programme. (Information in Swedish.)
"Master's programme in Personnel, Work, and Organisation, 120 credits" is a two-year interdisciplinary programme suitable if you want to work or are already active in the fields of personnel work, labor market or organization. The programme is a collaboration between the departments of education, psychology and sociology at Stockholm University. (Information in Swedish.)
After receiving your degree at master's level, you may also apply to the Doctoral Program in Psychology. The program normally consists of four years of fulltime studies which results in a Doctoral degree in Psychology.
Specialist courses (Primary language Swedish)
The Department of Psychology offers a number of specialist courses for licensed psychologists. These courses are taught in Swedish, hence information in Swedish.
Clinical neuropsychology, 15 credits (PSKLNP)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, 90 credits - see the programme on master's level above.
What is the Specialist programme?
Commissioned courses (Primary language Swedish)
Through our Institute for Applied Behavioural Science (ITB) the Department of Psychology can offer commissioned courses in many areas of psychology. As a company or an organization you can buy a course for your staff or members to increase their competence in psychological issues. These courses can be as short as one day or as long as a full university course with university credits earned at the end.
Usually these courses are held in Swedish, so for now we only have information in Swedish. Please contact the Director of the Institute for more detailed information about what ITB can do for you.