Master Clinical Psychology
Designation of academic program: Specialized Master Psychology with the main focus: Clinical Psychology
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Regular period of study: 4 semesters
Type of program: Consecutive
Start of program: winter semester
Study form: full-time
Based on the knowledge gained in a bachelor's degree in psychology, students in the Psychology Master's Program acquire the skills for both the scientific and professional analysis of human experience and behavior, as well as the design of interventions.
The application-oriented Master’s Program "Clinical Psychology" includes, among other things, the following three modules:
Pathopsychology and Diagnostics: The module deals with the manifestations, classification and frequency of mental disorders, their genesis and maintenance as well as the methods of a reliable assessment of mental illnesses.
Psychotherapy and counseling: This module provides theoretical and practical knowledge of approaches to counseling, therapy and rehabilitation of mental disorders.
Biopsychology and Psychosomatics / Behavioral Medicine: The subject of this module is the biopsychological basis of clinical-psychological disorders, clinical neuropsychology and psychosomatics / behavioral medicine, which investigates the importance of bio-psychological mechanisms in the genesis, course and treatment of physical disorders.
The Master’s Program aims to both promote scientific-analytical thinking and research competence on the one hand, and more practical skills on the other hand by providing a balanced curriculum of content-oriented as well as research-oriented teaching, practical counseling and psychotherapeutic exercises, a career-oriented internship and a research project.
In addition, students are encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of psychology in the Master's Program "Clinical Psychology". Students must choose a supplementary subject as part of the curriculum. Further additional minor subjects can be voluntarily chosen by students. In addition to the professional orientation of the master, the Ø minor courses offer a good opportunity to specialize and develop an own professional profile.
The program is completed by a supervised master's thesis in which interlinking with basic subjects is also enabled. This gives students the opportunity to achieve a comprehensive and differentiated clinical specialization and professional qualification, in combination with relevant biopsychological-neuroscientific-oriented basic subjects.
A total of 120 credits (CP) are to be acquired as part of the Master's Program. An overview of the distribution of the modules in the program can be found here: Ø Curriculum
For more detailed information on the structure and contents of the program Clinical Psychology please click Ø here.
The four-semester Master's Program ends with the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) in psychology. There is an option to continue studies in the postgraduate program "Psychological Psychotherapy" or "Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy". Further information can be found Ø here.