Psychology (Master)

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Psychologists are in demand in many professional areas. These include, for example, human resources, marketing, management consulting, law, system optimization, or - classically - in therapeutic, coaching and consulting practice. Many problems can be successfully solved with well-founded psychological expertise as the basis for far-reaching decisions, as taught in the Kassel Master's program in Psychology.

The main idea is to impart up-to-date knowledge from a wide range of psychological sub-disciplines beyond the clinical-therapeutic sector. Students should become acquainted with various professional fields and - depending on their interests - should be able to carry out activities independently, e.g. in business, education, the health sector as well as in science and research.

In addition to psychological research methods, diagnostics, basics of clinical psychology and science communication, the course offerings in Kassel include in-depth knowledge in four of five selectable content areas: "Advanced Research Methods and Statistical Computing", "Cognition, Education, Development", "Legal Psychology", "Man, Work, Technology" and "Environmental Psychology". Within the focal points, specific aspects of the classical basic subjects of psychology are treated in depth and combined with practice-relevant content.

The master's program in psychology comprises basic lectures, seminars, exercises, tutorials and colloquia. A special feature is the high proportion of research-oriented seminars, in which competencies for independent theoretical and empirical treatment of research questions are acquired and deepened. In lectures and practice-oriented seminars, exercises and an eight-week internship, students are also familiarized with tasks, topics, processes and structures of various professional fields.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Science

Start: Winter semester

Language of instruction: German (predominantly), some contents are in English.

Duration/Scope: 4 semesters

Admission restriction (NC): Yes

Admission requirements

  • Degree in psychology or professionally equivalent university degree
  • Standard period of study of at least six semesters
  • Knowledge of the English language on level B2 (CEFR)

Applicants with certificates obtained in Germany can improve their grade for the admission procedure by 0.6 points. You can find a summary of the requirements for this under the frequently asked questions:

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 15.07.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

If you are not yet studying at the University of Kassel or another university in Germany, but have obtained a first professional Bachelor's degree abroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply with a foreign certificate?

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