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Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Psychology

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At the Department of Psychology in Jena, excellent research is the foundation for our up-to-date, international teaching. Various cooperation and evaluation projects with industry, hospitals, practicioners, and non-profit organisations increase the applied perspective of our research and teaching. Through combining excellent research and its application with practicals and qualification theses, many of our graduates are immediately led into the job and research areas they aim at. Internal optimisation and external quality control are carried out in order to continuously improve the quality of research and teaching. The excellent international reputation of the Jena Department of Psychology is continuously increased through various measures. For instance, we have obtained one of the Top 4 ranks among German universities in the international CHE-ExcellenceRanking, supposed to support students finding the matching Master's- or dissertation programme (Die Zeit No. 46, 5.11.2009). This was based on our good marks in the categories publications, international mobility of students, international mobility of teachers, and students' judgment.
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diskussionThe master programme of the Department of Psychology at Jena University qualifies students for the profession of an independent psychologist or for executive functions in certain occupational fields such as in the health, welfare or education system, in science, administration or industry. For this purpose detailed scientific and methodological knowledge is imparted as well as qualifications relevant for professional and research practise. The master programme comprises a common, methodological study part and a course specialisation. The common study part focuses among other things on knowledge and competence in diagnostics, methods of evaluation research and research synthesis. The course specialisation has one of the following three core areas:

The course specialisation Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience imparts practical and methodological knowledge in the innovative and interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. This specialisation focuses on research methods of experimental psychology as well as methods of modern neuroscience. Also practical applicability of the knowledge e.g. in the field of human engineering is considered. Many courses are held in English.

The course specialisation Psychology in Employment, Education and Society attends to experience and acting in social, institutional and organizational contexts. The imparted qualification relates to human behaviour in or between groups in industry, educational or other non-profit-institutions.

The course specialisation Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health offers a qualification that covers a broad spectrum of basic scientific knowledge in the field of abnormal psychology (consulting, rehabilitation, prevention). The paradigms, methods and results of bio-psycho-social research are given consideration with utilization in different contexts in mind.

The master degree in psychology is a necessary qualification for further postgraduate education (e.g. psychotherapist, studies for a PhD).

curriculum

The study program comprises 4 terms (2 terms per year). 120 credit points are to be achieved altogether (1 credit point corresponds to a workload of 30 hours).

The study program contains a general part and one of the following course specialisations:eeglab

  1. Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
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  2. Psychology in Employment, Education and Society
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  3. Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health.
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The study program is structured in modules, consisting of lectures, seminars, tutorials, exercises, independent studies and examinations.

application

Students with a university degree in a course of at least three years (B.Sc. or equivalent) in psychology can be admitted to the study program for M.Sc. Psychology.

Good knowledge of the German language, English language, Biology and Mathematics are to be proved either by good grades in the final school exam or in a university-entrance diploma or appropriate proficiency examinations. We expect from all applicants good skills in logical and mathematical thinking and a good knowledge of basic statistics.

Non-German students either must have passed the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH-2) or choose the study focus Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience which requires an appropriate proof of knowledge of the English language.

In your application, please name one of the three study focuses. You may apply for each focus separately. If you apply without a focus, your application is treated as for any one of the three focuses dependent on the available capacities.

Further conditions of admission can be found in the study regulations, §4 (see Studienordnungen des Fachs Psychologie).

further information

Further information about the course of studies can be found in the study regulations and in the information system "Friedolin", particularly in the following documents:
- module catalogue Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
- module catalogue Psychology in Employment, Education and Society
- module catalogue Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health
- exemplary study plan for M.Sc. Psychology

The department of psychology of the FSU maintains intensive exchange contacts with a large number of universities abroad. Students may study for one or more semesters at a partner university within the Erasmus-Program. The study achievements are recognized within the scope of the European crediting system (ECTS): http://www.psychologie.uni-jena.de/en/psych_studium_ausland.html

contact

M.Sc. Psychology
Prof. Dr. Peter Noack
Institut für Psychologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Humboldtstr. 27, D-07743 Jenasteiger3
Tel.: 03641 945240     mail

Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schweinberger
Institut für Psychologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Am Steiger 3 Haus 1, D-07743 Jena
Tel.: 03641 945180     mail

Psychology in Employment, Education and Society
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger M. Trimpop
Institut für Psychologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Humboldtstr. 27, D-07743 Jena
Tel.: 03641 945130     mail

Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Health
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.R. Miltner
Institut für Psychologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Am Steiger 3 Haus 1, D-07743 Jena
Tel.: 03641 945140     mail