MA in Psychology

General

Program Description

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“The University of Pécs, founded in 1367 with a rich history of 650 years is surround by The Pécs Cathedral, Visible minaret of Pasha Qasim mosque, beauty of Orfű lake and many more eye catching locations. Warm and accepting locals. Enthusiastic and well equipped faculties and teaching staff with a profound student-teacher relationship. All in all, a wonderful experience for personal growth and world class education.“

Fatima Majid Malik (Pakistan, Faculty of Humanities)

The aim of the program is to train professionals, who will be qualified in more branches of psychology and gain special knowledge in the field of Counselling and School Psychology. They will study the methodologies and instruments used in psychology, and will be able to use these with individuals, groups or organizations especially schools for their understanding and development. The program provides adequate training to acquire further, legally stipulated, specialized qualifications in the various fields of psychology. They will be prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

The main areas where this degree is applicable: clinical psychology and healthcare services, hospitals, ambulances; individual and group counselling; school psychology; pedagogical centers; coaching; organization development; sport psychology.

Continuous practicum:

During their studies the students having continuous practicum in a school for 4 semesters and they will join a counselling psychologist and work with him/her through two semesters. This type of practicum provides the students the opportunity to directly apply the knowledge gained during the courses. They will have immediate feedback of their performance and can easily develop their methods to reach a high level of understanding and routine in their work.

Applicability of the degree:

The specialization of Counselling and School Psychology provides a wide range of knowledge which can be used in several areas of psychology. After earning master’s degree, the students can decide among several paths of their carrier. In the most countries further studies are expected to start an independent carrier, but under the supervision of a specialized psychologist, professionals possessing Psychology MA can start to work. The main areas where this degree is applicable: clinical psychology and healthcare services, hospitals, ambulances; individual and group counselling; school psychology; pedagogical centers; coaching; organization development; sport psychology.

Career opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologists (after a PhD) / private practice
  • Developmental psychologist/Child psychologists
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
  • University professors/Researchers 
  • Educational Psychologists/ Counselors / Coaching 
  • Policy Devisers in Public/Political sectors 
  • HR management 
  • Military Psychologist

Application Procedure

Examples of subjects During the Studies

1st semester 3rd semester
  • Basics of psychodiagnostics and abnormal psychology
  • Diagnostic Methods in School Psychology
  • Practicum – School Psychology I. - Observation, Assessment
  • Diagnostic Methods in Carrier and Employment Counselling
  • Talent management and development methods
  • Practicum – School Psychology III. - Individual Learning Plans
  • Practicum - Counselling II. - Family Counselling
2nd semester 4th semester
  • Communicational Skills Training
  • Life Skills Counselling
  • Practicum – School Psychology II. - Behavior Management
  • Practicum - Counselling I. - Individual Counselling
  • Theories of Crisis
  • Art, Creativity, Psychology
  • Practicum – School Psychology IV. - Work with Special Needs Students

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Last updated May 2020

About the School

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are te ... Read More

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are ten faculties, which cover the full spectrum of higher education to provide high quality, comprehensive training. In addition to the education and research activities, medical treatment is a crucial activity of ours; the Clinical Centre takes care of not only of the region’s outpatients and in-patients, but in many areas has national-level duties, too. Read less