Master's Programme Psychology

Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-F 0313 Psychology
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 066 840
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2011W) *
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent
Application
» Information about the admission procedure


* Information on the Curriculum (2011W)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
59,4

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
27,4
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
9,1
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
4,1
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     


Source: Academic year 2016/2017


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core area: Methodology
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core area: General Psychology and Biological Psychology
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core area: Interpersonell and Intrapersonell Psychology
    (Developmental  Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences)
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core area: Clinical Psychology
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core area: Applied Psychology
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Psychological Diagnostics

Equivalence is established through demonstration of, at minimum, the required ECTS-Credits for each core area.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Psychological Diagnostics I
         10.0 ECTS-Credits: Basic Research
           7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Clinical Psychology I
           7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Work and Organisational Psychology I

Second Semester »

         10.0 ECTS-Credits: Methodology and Philosophy of Science
           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Psychological Diagnostics II
           7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Clinical Psychology II
           7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Applied Psychology 

Third Semester »

           2.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychological Counselling
         10.0 ECTS-Credits: Internship
           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
           5.0 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis › continue fourth semester!

Fourth Semester »

 25.0 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
   2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis Defence

Graphic chart »

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Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master's Programme Psychology is grouped among the natural sciences. It provides in-depth scientific vocational training and qualifies graduates to work as psychologists according to laws regulating the profession (BGBL No. 360/1990, current version). Building on the bachelor's programme, the focus of the theoretical training is on in-depth treatment of the fundamentals of emotional psychology and the psychology of action. Students acquire in-depth knowledge and practical skills in psychological basic research, clinical psychology and applied psychology, including theoretical and methodological principles as well as methodological competences. One of these areas may be chosen for specialization within the elective modules. Graduates are able to independently understand, critically assess, analyse and find solutions for complex research and applications problems in psychology.

In addition to subject-specific skills, the master's programme conveys key competences for occupational activities:

  1. Scientific training leads to improved analytical capabilities, such as the ability to analyse and structure complex problems.

  2. The programme promotes improved communicative competences, cooperative abilities and organizational and teamwork skills.

  3. The acquired methodological competences are key qualifications that are valuable in all areas of human science requiring the generation of scientific knowledge.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess highly specialized knowledge in the areas of psychological basic research, clinical psychology and applied psychology. They are able to apply their competences in the areas of psychology and at the intersections to other disciplines. Through scientifically correct argumentation and reflection, they are able to achieve interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to problems.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The master's programme provides the prerequisites for further studies in a post-graduate programme (e.g. doctoral programme, psychotherapeutic training, training as a clinical psychologist, health psychologist or organizational psychologist). Graduates are able to conduct psychological diagnostics independently, to provide responsible, scientifically sound counselling and intervention, e.g. in clinical, educational, healthcare, workplace and organizational contexts as well as in societal or personal situations characterized by crisis, conflict or decision making. The acquired competences also enable graduates to pursue professional activities in areas involving the human sciences and psychology, for example in the healthcare industry, personnel management, occupational science, technology development, administration, market and media research, and crisis and security management.

Walburga Köchl

Intervire with a graduate: Walburga Köchl
"My current and former work would not have been possible without it [degree programme]. I learned a lot about my field and feel that it enriched me personally."
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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies (§ 1 Para. 3 No 3 to 5, 8 to 14, 16 Statute section on "study-law regulations")
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Greitemeyer

Associate Dean of Studies - Recognition of exams (§ 1 Para. 3 No 7 and 15 Statute section on "study-law regulations")
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Tatjana Schnell

Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Ruedl 

Start of Studies
phone: +43 512 507-56006
E-Mail:studienangelegenheiten-psychologie@uibk.ac.at

Admission Procedures
phone: +43 512 507-96001
E-Mail: Aufnahmeverfahren-neu@uibk.ac.at

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