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Master of Science in Psychology

Organiser University of Lausanne - Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Degree awarded Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology
ECTS credits 120
Duration 4 semesters
Final enrolment dates Autumn semester: 30 April
Spring semester: 30 November
The Master of Science in Psychology can be commenced in the autumn or spring semesters, except for the Child and Adolescent Consultation orientation (please contact the study advisor for more information concerning this course).
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Teaching language French. Recommended level : C1, according to the reference levels of the European Council (see www.unil.ch/cdl/page7943.html).
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General presentation

The Master of Science in Psychology is designed as a cycle of specialisation providing access to the profession of psychologist. On completion of the Master’s degree the student will be able to:

  • explain, evaluate, compare and discuss specific aspects of knowledge in psychology, in the orientation chosen for the Master’s degree, and put them into perspective in relation to their epistemological status;
  • implement, acting independently, a scientific research process;
  • master the use of intervention tools related to the application scope of the chosen orientation in psychology;
  • present, in a structured and reasoned manner, an in-depth reflection, in both written and oral form;
  • use the relevant knowledge, analytic skills and intervention tools in different contexts, showing respect and consideration for diversity;
  • develop ethical and socially responsible positions in the practice of psychology.
Timetables and course descriptions Link to Unidoc


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The French version prevails.
Last update: 11 May 2015

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