International two-year master’s program in psychology
120 credits cr.
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The Department of Psychology is launching a new International two-year master’s programme in psychology, starting in late August 2020. 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.
The programme’s overall objective is to provide a broad and in-depth knowledge base within the field of psychology. Courses are offered, for example, in social psychology, evolutionary psychology, cognition, biological psychology, developmental psychology and work and organizational psychology.
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.
The programme includes research methodology, which may be of use in the labour market in general, but also as a preparation for further studies at the doctoral level in psychology.
The programme is a coherent degree programme that comprises 120 credits, meaning four semesters of full-time studies. The programme consists of four main blocks:
Block A: 30 credits of compulsory courses
Block B: 30 credits of elective courses in psychology
Block C: 30 credits of entirely elective courses
Block D: Master’s thesis (30 credits)
Psychology: History and theory of science, 7,5 credits (code PSMT50, compulsory)
Applied social psychology, 7,5 credits (PSMT57, elective)
Research methods 1, 7,5 credits (PSMT58, compulsory)
Statistics 1, 7,5 credits (PSMT59, compulsory)
Trends in cognition, 7,5 credits (PSMT61, elective)
Psychological aspects on employee selection and recruitment, 7,5 credits (PSMT32, elective but only available to a limited number of students)
Qualitative interviewing – Data collection and analysis, 7,5 credits (PSMT62, compulsory*)
The psychology of leadership, 7,5 credits (PSMT46, elective but only available to a limited number of students)
* Please note that this course is available in Swedish only at this time. You can choose to study this course OR Applied questionnaire methods, 7,5 credits (PSMT49), see third semester.
Applied questionnaire methods, 7,5 credits (PSMT49, compulsory*)
Psychological and organizational perspectives on work, stress and health, 7,5 credits (PSMT52, elective but only available to a limited number of students)
Organizational psychology and work place safety, 7,5 credits (PSMT51, elective but only available to a limited number of students)
Emotion psychology and affective neuroscience, 7,5 credits (PSMT56, elective)
Social behavior: Insights from evolutionary psychology, 7,5 credits (PSMT53, elective)
* You can choose to study this course OR Qualitative interviewing, 7,5 credits (PSMT62), see second semester.
Degree project in psychology for Master's Degree, 30 credits (PSMT42, compulsory)
How to apply
The program starts every autumn semester. For international students 15 January is the last day for application. For national students 15 April is the last day for application.
You apply to this program on www.universtyadmissions.se – just click on the orange button "Apply" on this page and you are there.
Please note the entry requirements and selection criteria so that you can send the appropriate documents to support your application.
Stockholm University arranges online meetings, webinars, for prospective as well as admitted students. At the moment there is not a dedicated webinar for this program, but some others if you have general questions about studying at Stockholm University.
Please download our broschure about the programme!
Meet our students
Registered students should primarily use Athena for teacher communication.
To contact the Student office or a Student Councellor, see below.Student office - Master's level and PhD StudiesStudy councellor - Master's levelInternational coordinator