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The science of humankind

Psychology is the science of people's thoughts, feelings and behavior. Psychology is relevant to every aspect of society. At the Department of Psychology, we study and teach about human development, aging, working life, health, the environment, addiction, legal and criminal issues – and much more.

The content and teaching of our courses are research-based, and the majority of our teachers are active researchers within the content areas they teach. We strive to create an active, student-centered, and autonomous learning environment.

Study Options

A quick guide to what we offer Swedish and international students.

The Master's Programme in Psychological Science

Our master's programme is taught in English and open to both Swedish and international students with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. It is a research-based program that prepares you for either PhD studies or for high-level jobs in the public and private sectors. The aim is to train you in doing psychological science – not just reading about it. You'll be part of an active learning environment, work with one of our research groups, and contribute actively to psychological science.

More about the Master's Programme in Psychological Science

Individual courses in Psychology

We have a variety of individual courses in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level. Many of our students choose to take a degree with psychology as their major, while some choose to study psychology as part of, or a complement to, a degree with another major. Still others, who are already in professional life, study a course with us to develop their skills.

If you know Swedish, you can choose from all our individual courses. We also offer some individual courses in English for international students who come either as part of an exchange programme or as so called free-movers, or for Swedish students who want to study in English.

Individual/single subject courses in Swedish and in English

The Psychologist and the Psychotherapist Programmes

What is needed to practice clinical psychology differs in different countries. To work as a psychologist in Sweden, you must have passed the special Psychologist Programme and obtained a license. You may not work as a psychologist by taking a bachelor or master's exam in psychology. Our Psychologist Programme is a five years (300 HE) programme taught in Swedish.

Licensed psychologists, as well as licensed physicians and social workers who have concluded basic psychotherapy training, may apply to the Psychotherapist Programme (90 HE). This programmes is also taught in Swedish.

The Psychologist Programme (text in Swedish)

The Psychotherapist Programme (text in Swedish)

Doctoral studies in Psychology

In Sweden, doctoral programmes comprise four years of full-time studies. You apply for a doctoral position and are then employed by the University during your four years of study.

The postgraduate programme represents the most advanced level of higher education (also called the third level). The postgraduate programme in psychology is to equip you with the knowledge and skills in psychology required for research and other qualified high-level positions in academia and research.

Language: Although not a formal requirement it is expected that candidates will acquire sufficient competency in the Swedish language to be actively involved in seminars and other activities at the department.

More about our postgraduate programme in Psychology

Page Manager: Marie Lomberg|Last update: 10/15/2018
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