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Master´s Programme in Psychological Science

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-67399
1) Anyone can apply

About the Programme

The programme is highly research-oriented. Students will complete an internship with a research group and receive hands-on research mentoring, within or outside of the department, as part of their course work across the first three semesters. By collaborating with active researchers in Psychology, students will get practical hands-on experience of various research-related tasks as well as in-depth understanding of research challenges. In addition, this collaboration will act as the basis for the master thesis that students write during the fourth semester. The master thesis should meet the standards for publication in scientific psychology journals. Moreover, course readings will primarily include current high-quality research articles from the most influential journals in the field. The courses are taught by teachers who are active researchers in their fields.

The programme courses are designed to give students sustainable knowledge and skills that support life-long learning. Specifically, the programme aims at incorporating broadly-applicable skills, such as generating research hypotheses, critically reviewing and evaluating concepts and ideas, planning and organizing research projects, presenting research orally and in writing, collaborating in science, and peer reviewing. The pedagogical approach of the programme aligns with these learning outcomes by implementing evidence-based practices in higher education.

For whom?

The Master's Programme in Psychological Science is an international full-time campus-based programme open to both Swedish and international applicants. The programme is taught in English and comprises 2 years.

The programme is available to students who has a Bachelor Degree. It builds on and is designed to promote active involvement and engagement of the student.

Students build their own learning portfolios and develop their future career plans as part of the programme.

Using an approach that integrates subject-matter content and research methods, the programme equips students with state-of-the-art knowledge of the main areas of psychological science (i.e., biological/neuropsychological, lifespan/developmental, cognitive, personality, and social psychology), as well as in-depth skills in research methodology.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The applicant needs to have achieved a Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits with a major in Psychology, and a minimum of 15 credits in research methods. The applicant must also proveskills in the English language at the level of at least English 6 / English B or equivalent level on an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Potential candidates will be asked to submit motivation letters indicating their academic and professional background/experience as well as how the programme will benefit their defined professional career goals.

Selection: The selection process will be based on a motivation letter that will be scored. How the score is calculated, please see the template for the motivation letter.You need to submit the motivation letter indicating your academic and professional background/experience as well as how the programme will benefit your defined professional career goals. You need to follow the template of the motivation letter and you find the template at the web page of the Department of Psychology: You also need to upload your motivation letter at your account on

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 170 000 SEK
First payment: 42 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Elin Carlfalk, phone: 031-786 6766. E-mail:


Department of Psychology
Box 500
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Haraldsgatan 1

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