Saarland University provides students on the Master's degree programme in psychology with an excellent environment for academic study and research. Students benefit from studying and learning in small groups in a department with a good staff-to-student ratio at a university that offers an outstanding psychology reference library – possibly the best of its kind in Germany. In addition, the Virtual Psychology Library offers direct access to scientific publications in both printed and electronic form.

The Master's degree in psychology at Saarland University provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of the subject as well as its applications. The M.Sc. programme comprises a compulsory stage in which students are taught important methodological and diagnostic techniques and where they receive more advanced scientific training. Students also select three from a total of seven compulsory elective modules in psychology in which they deepen their knowledge of specific subject areas and lay the foundation for their subsequent professional careers. They also receive training in the research methods, diagnostic techniques and evaluation methodologies specific to particular subfields of psychology. A ten-week professional work experience phase, a research project and a broad selection of electives in psychology and other fields can all help students to shape their future career profiles by allowing them to explore their individual preferences and focus on areas of personal interest.

Graduates from the M.Sc. programme are well prepared for careers in the health, social services, education and administrative sectors, in academia or in business and industry. Graduates can also choose to join a doctoral research programme or to undertake further psychotherapeutic training. Psychotherapeutic training benefits particularly from the two university-based outpatient clinics, one specialising in clinical psychotherapy and the other in clinical neuropsychology. Moreover, Saarland University has a psychotherapeutic training institute.

Forschen in der Psychologie: Studien als Grundlage für neue Therapieformen

Siebzig bis über neunzig Prozent der Patienten mit posttraumatischen Belastungsstörungen leiden an Ein- und Durchschlafstörungen, das ist aus früheren Studien bekannt. Saarbrücker Trauma-Forscherinnen sind dem in einer weiteren Studie näher auf den Grund gegangen. Die neuen Erkenntnisse lassen die Forscherinnen jetzt in die psychotherapeutische Behandlung von Patienten mit posttraumatischen Belastungsstörungen einfließen. [mehr...]

Course of study Psychology
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction German
German language requirements DSH: Level 3, TestDaF: Level 5
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester (if possible)
Restricted entry Yes
Application deadline 15.07.2020 for winter semester 2020/21
Where to apply Online application portal (in German)
Tuition fees Not applicable
Semester fee See current fee structure
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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