Master

Detailed description of specialisation modules of the Master of Science in Psychology

All Master Options offer specialisation modules. Students can only select specialisation modules offered by those Master Options other than the one they are enrolled in. For example, students who chose the Option “Clinical & Health Psychology” should choose a specialisation module from one of the three other Master Options (i.e., Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental & School Psychology, or Work and Organisational Psychology).

  • 1. Specialisation modules of the option “Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology” (F/D/BI/E)
    Specialisation module A (15 ECTS): Methods and Applications in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Family Psychology (CLIN A)

    This specialization module includes courses on methodology in Clinical Psychology as well as on selected themes and applications of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Relationship and Family Psychology. The module allows acquiring a profound understanding of the processes that lead to psychological individual or interpersonal problems and psychopathology. Although several courses are held in French or German, this module can in principle be studied in English.

    Specialisation module B (15 ECTS): Methods and Applications in Clinical and Health Psychology (CLIN B)

    This specialization module includes courses on methodology in Clinical Psychology as well as on selected themes and applications of Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. The module allows acquiring a profound knowledge on the psychological processes that influence and co-determine illness, psychological and physiological health.

  • 2. Specialisation modules of the option “Cognitive Neuroscience” (E)
    Specialisation module A (15 ECTS): Current Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience (NCS A)

    The specialisation module “CogNeuro Methods” emphasizes, through lectures and hands-on experiences, on research methods in the area of human cognitive neuroscience. The goal of this module is to acquire deeper knowledge in the research methods in Cognitive Neuroscience. A few courses also focus on current topics in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Most lectures and seminars are held in English.

    Specialisation module l B (15 ECTS): Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience (NCS B)

    The specialisation module “CogNeuro Methods” emphasizes, through lectures and hands-on experiences, on research methods in the area of human cognitive neuroscience. The goal of this module is to acquire deeper knowledge in the research methods in Cognitive Neuroscience. A few courses also focus on current topics in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Most lectures and seminars are held in English.

  • 3. Specialisation modules of the option “Development & School Psychology” (F/E)
    Specialisation module A (15 ECTS): Developmental Psychology (DEV A)

    The specialization module Developmental Psychology allows students, whose Master option is not “Developmental & School Psychology”, to acquire basic knowledge about typical and atypical child development. Current theories of general development as well as of specific learning and their mechanisms are addressed throughout the various courses included in this module. Although most courses are in French, some may be offered be in English.

  • 4. Specialisation modules of the option “Work & Organisational Psychology” (D/E)
    Specialisation module A (15 ECTS): “Occupational Health Psychology” and “Human Factors” (W&OA)

    The module focuses on two research and applied topics in Work & Organisational Psychology: „Occupational Health Psychology“ and „Human Factors“. Most courses are offered in English and course topics include workplace health promotion, work and family, human-machine interaction, and user-centred product design. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience in fields, such as developing occupational health and safety programs and completion of usability tests. Although several courses are held in German, this module can in principle be studied in English.