International two-year master’s program in psychology
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.
Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.
In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.
Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.
Checklist for admitted students
Activate your university account
The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.
Register at your department
Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.
Read all the information on this page
Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.
Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.
Information from the department - programmes
Read more on the department website
Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department.
Find your way on campus
Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.
For new international students
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.
Information for new students autumn 2020
Please check below for important information to new students on the International master's program in psychology, autumn 2020.
Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University!
About the corona situation
Stockholm University follows the recommendations of the Public Health Agency and the government's decision to ban public events and public gatherings with over 50 participants. The University will be open for the autumn semester. Teaching in the first two periods of the semester (August 31 - November 2) will mainly be conducted online (with some exceptions). You can stay up-to-date by checking our website were you will also find the course schedule, as well as the student platform Athena. These arrangements are subject to change with short notice should new guidelines be published by the government.
Check selection results and reply to your offer
You will receive your Notification of Selection Results from Universityadmissions.se/Antagning.se on July 9. This will tell you if you have been offered a place or placed on reserve (waiting list) for our program. You must reply to this offer before July 24 if you wish to keep your place - this includes reserves. On July 30 you will receive your second and final selection results.
Compulsory registration for admitted applicants
(If you are conditionally admitted, see further down in this box.)
In order to keep your place on the program you must register in the following way:
- Activate your university student account at www.su.se/aktivera. This can be done from August 10.
- You will now have access to the administrative system Ladok at www.student.ladok.se, where you have to register for the first semester. When you register for the courses you will automatically be registered on the program.
- The online registration is open from August 10 to August 16. If you have not registered by August 16 (23:59 CET) you will lose your place on the program. We make no exceptions for anybody who has not registered on time.
- If you have not yet received a civic registration number (“personnummer”) or experience other complications with your registration, please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com) before August 16 (23:59 CET), or you will lose your place on the program.
If you are conditionally admitted, you have to prove that you have the necessary prerequisites for the program before we can register you (you will not be able to register online). You must do this before August 16. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing verification that you fulfill the requirements (for example, a copy of your final transcript and degree certificate). Please note that it is not enough that you have the equivalent of 180 credits. You must have a degree certificate or a certificate stating that you have applied for the degree certificate in order to register for the program.
Introduction meeting and first lecture
On Tuesday September 2 at 12.00-13.00 there will be an introduction meeting for all new students admitted to the International Master’s Program in Psychology. The meeting will be held on campus but also on Zoom, which means that you can choose to participate either in person or online.
Lists with compulsory reading should be available in the curriculum of each course two months before the course starts. You will find the course syllabus ("kursanvisning") here in the University Course Catalog.
Order your University Card!
The university card is the key to the library resources and you can order it here!
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 (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 only available to a limited number of students)
- 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 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*)
- Psychophysiology: Relationships between psychological and physiological processes, 7,5 credits (PSMT54, elective)
- 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 (PSMT40), see second semester.
- Degree project in psychology for Master's Degree, 30 credits (PSMT42, compulsory)
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.