Psychology is an exciting and multifaceted empirical science that studies human experience and behavior. All relevant internal and external causes and conditions are observed and described. The study of psychology is interdisciplinary and combines aspects from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The master’s program in psychology offers in-depth training in scientific and methodological knowledge as well as practical professional and research qualifications. It enables you to work independently as a psychologist in research and application.
What is the degree program about?
Psychology is an empirical science in which one observes and describes the experience and behavior of human beings, their development in the course of life and all the internal and external causes and conditions that are decisive for this.
The study is interdisciplinary – so it contains parts from the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Psychology is an empirical science, i.e. information, data and experiences are systematically collected through scientific methods such as experiments, measurements, surveys or observations. Using these data about experience and behavior, theories about mental structure and functioning are developed and tested.
The master’s degree program in psychology provides in-depth scientific and methodological knowledge as well as in-depth practical professional and research qualifications. It qualifies you for independent work as a psychologist in research and application.
On the one hand, the master’s degree program offers the opportunity to gain broad qualifications in different areas of psychology, but on the other hand, it allows you to develop a personal profile by focusing on one of the following three areas:
- Psychology in working life
- Clinical psychology
- Psychology of aging
The supplementary area (formerly: minor) offers another possibility for individual emphasis. Here, students can choose between a number of subjects from other scientific disciplines, e.g. biology, gerontology, human biology, computer science, linguistic computer science, economics/economics, philosophy, physiology, psychosomatics. Alternatively, modules from the elective program of the M.Sc. Psychology can be brought in.
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