The Master of Science in Psychology is designed as a cycle of specialisation providing access to the profession of psychologist. On completion of the Master’s degree the student will be able to:
The main specialisation is to be chosen from among the following 5 fields:
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology
French. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree awarded by a Swiss university.
The holders of Bachelor of Science in Psychology degrees awarded by other universities may be admitted on the basis of their personal case file, subject to the candidate’s formal admissibility to the master’s degree course.
Admission to orientations involving consultation
The number of places available in the orientations involving consultation (i.e., the orientations «Child and Adolescent Psychology(with consultation)» and «Counselling and Vocational Psychology») is limited. For admission to these orientations it is therefore necessary to submit an application to the ad hoc committees at the Institute of Psychology, in addition to the usual application for admission to the Master’s degree course (which must be sent instead to the Admissions Service).
More information on deadlines for sending the application, its contents or the selection criteria
Final enrolment dates
Autumn semester : 30 April. Spring semester : 30 November. It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester except for the Child and Adolescent Consultation orientation (please contact the study advisor for more information concerning this course). Autumn semester : 30 April. Spring semester : 30 November.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Timetables and course descriptions
On completion of the Master’s degree students will be able to:
This range of skills prepares students for professional posts in a wide variety of sectors:
In several fields, particularly those where a federal specialisation degree exists (e.g. psychotherapy), postgraduate training is necessary after completing the Master’s degree.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 25 July 2018
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