MA in Psychology
The program of 5 years studies has a three-track structure, one offering a specialization in Clinical Psychology, another in Applied Social Psychology, and the third in Developmental Support. The major aim of our specializations is to provide students with a theoretical background for research in chosen ones and to provide students with skills relevant to work in different areas of psychology.
Particular emphasis is placed on the interplay between theory and practice. Master of Arts degrees provide training for entry level careers in mental health, schools and private industry. Today it is possible to get a license to practice in certain fields of applied psychology.
The Master of Arts in Psychology program can serve as your gateway into the human services field or as the first step into a doctorate program. You may gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of psychology within the framework of a strong clinical emphasis. Courses present various aspects of the art and science of psychology as it is applied to the understanding of human behavior.
Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures, exercises and seminars, with an emphasis on practical applications of knowledge (which is particularly important from the point of view of students' future career). We use contemporary training aids to enhance the teaching process; the aids include, among others, multimedia presentations and computer simulations. Appropriate conditions for learning as well as individual contact of teachers with each student is provided by the small number of students in teaching groups-laboratory groups do not exceed 15 people, seminar groups-10 people.
Organization of education process combined with relatively small number of students provide a friendly atmosphere in the classroom and builds a good relationship between students and lecturers. This in turn allows us to accomplish our teaching philosophy, that aims at encouraging students to join in carrying out the high-quality research. This is achieved through students' participation in specialized student laboratories and in student research groups, as well as through individual contact with the staff of Institute of Psychology.