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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. Its objectives are as follows:

  • To expand knowledge in targeted fields according to a chosen professional orientation;
  • To draw on acquired knowledge for the construction of a scientific argument;
  • To acquire methodologies and tools in the field of research and/or intervention;
  • To prepare and complete a research work (the writing of a dissertation).

The programme offers various free-choice orientations which allow students to create a personalised profile reflecting their own interests and professional ambitions.

Timetables and course descriptions Link to Unidoc


Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 18 August 2014

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