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The degree program
The master's program in psychology aims to deepen and broaden the basic psychological skills and knowledge acquired in the bachelor's program. Students acquire the ability to work independently according to scientific methods and are prepared for professional practice as a psychologist. Individual emphases can be formed by choosing the basic and applied majors as well as the course research project and the supplementary subject. Possible emphases are in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, business psychology, or research (as preparation for a possible doctorate). All of the Institute's possible emphases take into account a life-span psychological perspective
Curriculum content includes:
- 1. Advanced research methodological skills
- Advanced knowledge of statistical procedures (especially multivariate procedures), knowledge of methods of evaluation and computer-assisted data collection, modeling, and analysis
- Advanced knowledge of psychological diagnostics
- Implementation of own empirical-scientific projects
- Writing of a scientific text according to professional standards
- 2. Advanced fundamental psychological skills
- 3. Advanced competences in applied psychology
- Special theory of illnesses and procedures in clinical psychology and possibility of specialization in applied psychotherapy
- Possibility of specialization in business psychology
All students take courses in clinical psychology and psychotherapy in order to meet the requirements̈ for subsequent training as a psychological psychotherapist in accordance with the transitional provisions of the Psychotherapists Act (see, for example, the relevant pages on the home page of the German Psychological Society: https://psychotherapie.dgps.de/startseite/). In ̈addition, students can choose to focus exclusively on clinical psychology and psychotherapy and take additional, highly practice-oriented seminars (e.g., training in basic psychotherapeutic skills) or to focus on business psychology and take supplementary business psychology courses. The scope of application naturally also includes a practical internship.
Completion of the master's degree in psychology enables graduates to subsequently train as psychological psychotherapists.
The master's program opens up many career opportunities. Currently, master's graduates have very good opportunities on the job market. They can work in various, constantly growing professional fields:
- Teaching and research
- Clinical psychology and psychotherapy (e.g. after postgraduate psychotherapy training in own practice, in psychiatric and psychosomatic clinics)
- Industrial, organizational and business psychology (e.g. in personnel development)
- Educational psychology (e.g. as a school psychologist)
- Market research, advertising agencies, opinion research institutes, media psychologists
- Health psychologist, traffic psychologist, sports psychologist, expert for forensic psychology
Examination regulations/program schedules/module handbooks/internship regulations
Subject examination regulations (FPOs) define the basic structures of a study program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). For students, the current version of an FPO automatically applies when they enroll in the first subject-related semester. This means that even if the FPO is changed during the course of studies, the original version according to which one enrolled is still valid (provided that this FPO does not expire). The respective study plan represents the recommended exemplary course of studies in the individual subjects and is part of an FPO. Supplementary regulations and detailed information for each module to be studied can be found in the module handbooks (e.g. requirements for taking a written examination or information on the content of the modules/courses, ...). The internship regulations define the conditions under which the mandatory or optional internships must be completed.
Before the start of the lecture period, we recommend that you at least take a look at the study plan for your degree program so that you know which modules are scheduled for the start of your studies.