The Master of Science Programme in Psychology comprises a total of 120 higher education credits, including a Master’s thesis of 30 credits. The programme provides specialisation and breadth in the field of psychology. The aim of the programme is to provide you with a Master’s degree firmly based on current research and to offer broad career opportunities.
Within the programme, you have the possibility of selecting courses of your own interest. Please note that the programme does not lead to a licence as a clinical psychologist.
The first semester focuses on theoretical and practical tools for psychology. The students get a grounding in the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, which encompasses both current areas like embodied and extended cognition as well as the enduring questions about free will, consciousness and the role of folk psychology. Students participate in day labs with prominent researchers in different subfields, getting hands-on experience with the range of research methods used in the department. Students will also learn advanced methods and statistics, including Bayesian statistics.
In the second semester, students can choose two of the following courses: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology or methods in Abnormal Psychology for the first half semester. The second half semester comprises empirical work in any of those fields.
In the third semester, students can choose between the courses Cognitive Neuroscience or Work and Organisational Psychology for the first half semester. As with semester two, the second half comprises empirical work in either area. These courses increase the students’ understanding and knowledge of psychology by deepening their comprehension of theories and current research and also include elements of practical research experience.
During the fourth and last semester, students complete the programme by writing a Master’s thesis, where they will demonstrate and enhance their understanding of theories and empirical research methods.
Features of this programme
- Advanced methodology and statistics courses.
Flexible structure, elective courses.
Option to write your Master’s thesis as part of cutting-edge research projects.
Courses and number of credits: Theory and Practice of Science in Psychology (15), Advanced Scientific Methods in Psychology (15), Developmental Psychology (7.5), Personality Psychology (7.5), Social Psychology (7,5) or Methods in Abnormal Psychology (7.5), Empirical Work in Social, Development, Personality or Abnormal Psychology (15), Cognitive Neuroscience (15) or Work and Organisational Psychology (15), Empirical Work in Cognitive Neuroscience or Work and Organisational Psychology (15), Master’s degree thesis (30).
A Master’s degree in psychology is an excellent foundation for further research within the different fields of psychology. Other common career options are within the areas of qualified investigative work, HR or health. You could also work with organisational issues, change management, communication and rehabilitation, or be self-employed.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/psychology
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se