International two-year master’s program in psychology, 120 credits

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.

Programme overview

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)

Year 1

As a registered student on these courses you will find specific course information and communication within our learning platform called Athena (interface available in English, of course). Please log in with your University account.

First semester

  • 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 (PSMT30, compulsory)
  • Statistics 1, 7,5 credits (PSMT15, compulsory)

Second semester

  • Trends in cognition, 7,5 credits (PSMT45, elective)
  • Human development – Positive psychological functioning and adaptation in youth, 7,5 credits (PSMT44, elective)
  • Psychological aspects on employee selection and recruitment, 7,5 credits (PSMT32, elective but with limited availability)
  • Qualitative interviewing – Data collection and analysis, 7,5 credits (PSMT40, compulsory*)
  • Human development – Attachment and relational contexts of lifespan development, 7,5 credits (PSMT41, elective)
  • The psychology of leadership, 7,5 credits (PSMT46, elective but with limited availability)

* 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.

Year 2

As a registered student on these courses you will find specific course information and communication within our learning platform called Athena (interface available in English, of course). Please log in with your University account.

Third semester

* You can choose to study this course OR Qualitative interviewing, 7,5 credits (PSMT40), see second semester.

Fourth semester

Degree project in psychology for Master's Degree, 30 credits (PSMT42, compulsory)

Contact

Head of studies
Erik Berntson

Student administration
E-mail: expeditionen@psychology.su.se

Study advisor
E-mail: study-master@psychology.su.se

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