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Psychology

Are you interested in other people? Do you wonder why we think, feel, and behave the way we do? Have you noticed how we are influenced by and adapt to different situations? Is it possible to measure people’s thoughts and, if so, how? If you find these topics interesting then psychology is the right subject for you.

Psychology is the science of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It describes various processes within as well as between individuals. Within psychology you will study human beings as both biological and social creatures.

In other words, we are all products of evolutionary forces, but we are also social and cultural beings who attempt to understand ourselves and others in searching for meaning and security. Thereby, psychology is an area of study that spans across several levels of analysis, from neurotransmittors in our brains to cultural aspects that affect our behaviors.


Career opportunities

There is a steady demand for psychological knowledge and competence on the job market. The knowledge gained from research in psychology may be applied in many areas of society, for instance, within healthcare, education, correctional treatment, occupational life and organizations, as well as sports.

Psychology is an important knowledge base even within many other sectors. After receiving your degree at the Master’s level, you may also apply to the Doctoral Programme in Psychology. After finishing the Psychology Programme you may apply to the Psychotherapy Programme and specialize in psychotherapy for psychologists.


Courses and programmes

After receiving your degree at the master’s level, you may also apply to the Doctoral Programme in Psychology. The programme normally consists of four years of fulltime studies which results in a doctoral degree in Psychology.

Degree

In order to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology you may either take individual courses or follow the programme below:

  • Bachelor of Science programme in Personnel, Work, and Organization (PAO)

In order to receive a Master of Science Degree you may follow either of the programmes below:

  • General Master of Science programme in Psychology
  • Master of Science programme in Personnel, Work, and Organization (PAO)

In order to receive a Psychologist Degree, an advanced level vocational degree, you may follow the programme below:

  • Psychology Programme (300 hp)

Research