About Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Potsdam, Germany

Objectives of this program

  • research-focused study
  • qualifies for working professionally as an independent psychologist
    • diagnostic, consultative, creative, and therapeutic tasks in the health and social services,
    • schools and in professional training settings,
    • in businesses and state administration,
    • empirical and experimental research in academic institutions.
  • qualifies for doctoral studies and/or state-certified training as psychotherapist.


  • modular design
  • a specialist degree with 120 credits including:
    • Master thesis
    • hands-on professional experience
    • subsidiary subjects
  • international compatibilty:
    • completed courses and examinations are recognized through the European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS)
    • graded activities can be conducted in English if requested
  • study-related exams
  • normal study time is 4 semesters (2 years) including the Master thesis

Further information

PDF file Flyer Masterstudiengang Psychologie (Flyer about the M.Sc. in Psychology )
PDF file Informationen für Studieninteressierte (Information for potential students)
PDF file Studienordnung für das Bachelor- und Masterstudium im Fach Psychologie (Rules and Regulations for the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Study programs in Psychology)


Postal address

Department Psychologie
Universität Potsdam
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
OT Golm
14476 Potsdam

Visitor address

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
Potsdam - Golm
University Campus Golm
Building 14

Map of Golm campus

Email address


University of Potsdam, Germany