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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Psychology is a diverse field that involves knowledge of human behavior and the mind. Research psychology conducts experiments to better understand personality and social behavior. Applied psychology uses the results of research to solve social problems.

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Master in Psychology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Switzerland 2017. Master in Psychology The Master in Psychology is a second-cycle programme that allows students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific fields in psychology. Students can choose from four different study plans. For each study plan, students are required to select one or two specializations out of the six specializations offered by the Faculty: affective psychology, applied psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. STUDY PLANS: Intergrative clinical psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in clinical psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Applied psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in applied psychology and a second specialization of their choice (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). Basic psychology This study plan requires students to specialize in two areas of basic psychology (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). In-depth research in psychology This study plan requires students to select two areas of specialization (affective, cognitive, developmental or social psychology). New study regulations will come into force in September 2017. The programme will address psycho-educational approaches and educational settings involving handicaps. Details will be posted on the website during the 2016-2017 academic year. The first three study plans require students to complete an internship worth 15 credits; this may include internships in institutions, research internships in labs, and practical and theoretical workshops. The fourth study plan (In-depth research in psychology) does not include an internship; instead, students are required to carry out a more significant research project (dissertation and presentation worth 45 credits as opposed to 30 credits). This fourth study plan is aimed at students who are particularly interested in research and may wish to pursue their studies in a PhD programme. Each study plan also requires students to complete various methodological courses. Curriculum The Master in Psychology, 4 curricula: Intergrative clinical psychology Applied psychology Basic psychology In-depth research in psychology Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in Psychology leads to a number of opportunities in a variety of fields, such as child, adolescent or adult clinical psychology, neuropsychology, health-care, research, education, prevention, training, communications, gerontology, human resource management, guidance and career counselling. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Psychology or an equivalent degree. In some cases, additional courses may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of a given concentration. They may be taken before or concurrently with Master-level courses, according to the file. Applications Deadline for Fall Semester: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) Deadline for Spring Semester: 30 November 2017 (30 September 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment http://admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. [+]

Master in Speech and Language Therapy The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. The objective is two-fold: to train students in the scientific study of speech, language, human communication and related disorders and to prepare them for the primary professional activities of speech and language therapists, namely, counselling and prevention, assessment and diagnosis, support and follow-up of patients with disorders affecting the voice, speech, spoken and written language and the ability to swallow or communicate. As the number of places for the practical training module is limited, the admission process comprises three stages: Eliminatory language proficiency test Evaluation of the admission application and day of examinations Interview (for the applicants with the best examination results) More information on the admission process is available on the website of the Master in Speech and Language Therapy. www.unige.ch/fapse/logopedie/futursetudiants/procedure-admission Curriculum Courses (34Credits) : Communication and language disorders in children; Neuropsychology of language in adults; Clinical audiophonology, etc. Clinical training (34Credits) : Problem-based learning seminar: developmental disorders; Acquired disorders; Practical analysis; Professional awareness; Work placements; Block courses, etc. Electives (34Credits) Research training (34Credits) : Research symposium, Dissertation Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Students may earn up to 60 credits while on exchange for one or two semesters. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities This Master’s programmes enables graduates to work as speech and language therapists (the degree is recognised in Switzerland) in various settings, such as private practices, schools, specialised institutions and hospitals. Admission Criteria Admission is merit-based Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Geneva with prerequisites Bachelor in Psychology from outside the University of Geneva, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) at the University of Geneva Swiss Bachelor’s degree in Education or an equivalent degree, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the complementary certificates in Psycholinguistics (30 credits) and Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy (60 credits) at the University of Geneva Bachelor in Humanities and Human Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel, as long as the applicant has earned or is enrolled for the Complementary Certificate in the Psychology of Speech and Language Therapy 60 credits) at the University of Geneva Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Linguistics and Psychology from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Geneva Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017 (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Institute of Communication and Health of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a new joint Master’s programme through training in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and communication. [+]

Best Masters in Psychology in Switzerland 2017. Study the Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication Master's program at UNISR The Master of Science in “Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication”, jointly offered by the Institute of Communication and Health of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and the Faculty of Psychology of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan (UNISR), presents a new joint Master’s program through training in cognitive psychology, neuroscience and communication. Focus of the Program The program focuses on the intersection between the theoretical bases of cognitive psychology and those of communication applied to the context of health. Students who choose this specialization will get a strong biological, methodological and statistical training, acquiring also knowledge in management. Graduate with an advanced specialization The specialization will familiarize students with the latest research and practice in cognitive psychology and provide a modern preparation to lead and influence change in health in today’s diverse communities. The program is designed to train students who will understand the causes of health-related behaviors and who will also be able to design new and effective interventions to prevent disease and promote health. The entire program takes advantage of synergies and complementarities between the two Universities, USI and UniSR, and offers excellent competences in teaching and research. This course offers a high degree of innovation thanks also to the advanced technologies available on site in the two universities. [-]