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Psychology (M.Sc.) with focus on Clinical-, Rehabilitation- and Gerontopsychology*

Are you interested in human behaviour and would like to deepen this interest in a Master's programme?

 

The combination of a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree at UE not only gives prospective students access to a broader professional field, but also gives them the opportunity to choose specific areas of study. At UE, we offer the Psychology Master's degree with a focus on clinical, rehabilitation and gerontological psychology, as well as a focus on coaching and counselling. Students also have the option of studying both subject areas as a double master. 

 

Our Master's programme is aimed at Bachelor's graduates in psychology or business psychology and related disciplines (e.g. public health, health sciences, medicine) as well as professionals from corresponding fields. Prerequisite is sound prior knowledge of psychology within the scope of 10 ECTS in statistics and 20 ECTS with (general) psychological content, which can also be acquired in a preceding premaster.

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Facts

Programme
Programme

Psychology (M.Sc.) with a focus on clinical, rehabilitation and gerontological psychology

Degree
Degree

Master of Science (M.Sc.)*

Starting semesters
Starting semesters
  • Winter semester: September
  • Summer Semester: March
  • 4 Semesters in total (full-time)
Language of instruction
Language of instruction

German

 

 Focus of the study programme
Focus of the study programme
  • Teaching by young and renowned lecturers from science and practice
  • freely selectable focus
  • coached internship
  • practical projects
  • individual support in small learning groups
  • familiar atmosphere
Tuition fee
Tuition fee

EU applicants: 11.988 € yearly
Non-EU applicants: 13.188 € yearly


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Credit Points
Credit Points

120 ECTS

*Important note: There is no guarantee that classroom teaching will be possible throughout the semester due to COVID-19.

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Psychology Consultation Session

Are you considering studying psychology? In that case, visit our open consultation session at UE:

- What do you do with a psychology degree?
- What can you do later with your degree?
- What is the everyday life of a psychologist like?
- Am I suitable for studying psychology?
- What kind of content awaits me in psychology studies?
- Why at UE and not at a state university?

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Then take the chance and ask our head of the psychology programme, Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Uda M. Risius, questions directly at our open consultation session - every Thursday from 5-6 pm.

You can find information about registration in a factsheet at the bottom of the page.

Your benefits

What is special about studying at UE

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At the University of Europe for Applied Sciences you study NC-free and in small seminar groups. This guarantees individual support and ensures personal contact with the professors. All of our teachers bring their expertise from psychological practice, from whose network in the industry you can benefit.

The large selection of subjects allows you to determine and expand your study focus. As a particularly practice-oriented university, we guarantee modern equipment such as Smart Boards or MacPools. An internship and/or a semester abroad are integrated into your studies.

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences is state-accredited, has received several awards and is one of the TOP 10 universities in Germany in the field of business administration in the quality of teaching (U-Multirank 2018).

Focus of the study

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Clinical psychologists deal with the therapeutic treatment and support of people with mental and physical illnesses. Within rehabilitation psychology, the focus is on restoring the participation of people after physical or mental illnesses (e.g. in psychosomatic, neurological, oncological or geriatric rehabilitation) on a clinical-psychological basis. Furthermore, clinical psychologists accompany people in successful ageing across the lifespan.

 

Competences are taught that prepare them for psychological work in a clinical context and also enable them to fill management positions. After the Master's degree, there are many fields of activity, such as therapeutic work with mentally and physically ill people (e.g. in psychiatric, psychosomatic and rehabilitation clinics), counselling of mentally and physically ill people (e.g. in out-patient care facilities), counselling of mentally and physically ill people (e.g. in out-patient care facilities). in outpatient care facilities), counselling of and preventive work with children, young people and families (e.g. in counselling facilities), prevention and intervention measures (e.g. at health insurance funds), research activities (e.g. at non-university research institutions), activities in the health and counselling sector.

Apply for a psychology master degree

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Apply now for the Master Psychology program without NC at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Berlin, Hamburg or Iserlohn (NRW) - even if you don't want to start studying for another year.

Please note: Non-native speakers need a German language diploma with at least level 2 (C1).

Please submit the required documents online.

Find out everything about the application procedure at our university here.

Study psychology and start a your career

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After completing your Master's degree in Psychology, you will find career opportunities as a psychologist* in the following areas:

 

  • rehabilitation or geriatric clinics
  • psychiatric or neurological clinics
  • outpatient care facilities
  • health care and counseling 
  • psychiatric, psychosomatic and rehabilitation clinics
  • health insurance companies
  • non-university research institutions
  • other management positions in the health care sector

"Expand your horizons of experience and knowledge."

Tuition fees and funding

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The tuition fees include all costs for the psychology master programme. Our student advisors will be happy to consult with you about various financing options for your studies. Since we are a state-recognised university, you can also apply for BAföG, for example.

For a general overview of this topic, we recommend our financing page.

Programme Insights

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The following contents are taught during the specialization Clinical, Rehabilitation and Gerontopsychology of our Master's program: 

 

  • Concepts and fields of application of rehabilitation and gerontological psychology.
  • Deepening of general and clinical psychological basics
  • Methodological and scientific subjects (e.g. diagnostics) with own research and practical projects
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • Elective module at Cambridge College in Boston (digital)

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) trains the experts of tomorrow. We stand for future-oriented competence development and practical, interdisciplinary teaching formats according to the highest international standards at our campuses in Iserlohn, Berlin and Hamburg. Through the interplay of creativity, entrepreneurial and digital thinking as well as internationality, we show new perspectives in teaching and research to be cut to the needs of the job market 4.0.

Your advantages in summary: 

 

  • Start of studies possible in summer and winter semester: no waiting periods 
  • hybrid teaching offer: present or purely digital study possible 
  • flexible combination of study and job: lecture times extend over 2.5 days 
  • Possibility to complete a double master's degree in combination with the master's focus on coaching and counseling: this will accelerate your career
  • Bachelor's degree in (business) psychology or a psychology-related subject: make up for missing ECTS in our premaster program

At UE, we place great emphasis on studying in small seminar groups and interactive teaching. We offer maximum practical relevance, individual support and state-of-the-art equipment. Our young and renowned lecturers from practice guarantee early networking with the (international) working world after graduation.

 

Our curriculum is based on the requirements of EuroPsy (certification system of the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, EFPA). This means that students - after completing a wide range of professional qualification measures, of which the study program is one - can later acquire the EuroPsy certificate, which certifies appropriate professional competencies throughout Europe.

 

The study program can be started in the winter and summer semester. In both cases, students have access to the same study content in the basic, methods and application subjects. Differences exist, however, in the structure of the timetable. The courses are attended together with older (earlier) and younger (later enrolled) fellow students, so that the students can encourage and support each other. 

 

The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) trains the experts of tomorrow. We stand for future-oriented competence development and practical, interdisciplinary teaching formats according to the highest international standards at our campuses in Iserlohn, Berlin and Hamburg. Through the interplay of creativity, entrepreneurial and digital thinking as well as internationality, we show new perspectives in teaching and research to be cut to the needs of the job market 4.0.

Clinical psychologists deal with the therapeutic treatment and support of psychologically and physically ill people. Within rehabilitation psychology, the focus is on restoring the participation of people after physical or mental illnesses (e.g. in psychosomatic, neurological, oncological or geriatric rehabilitation) on a clinical-psychological basis. In addition, clinical psychologists accompany people in successful aging across the lifespan. Competencies are taught that prepare them for psychological work in a clinical context and also enable them to fill leadership positions. After the master's degree, there are many fields of activity, such as therapeutic work with mentally and physically ill people (e.g. in psychiatric, psychosomatic and rehabilitation clinics), counseling of mentally and physically ill people (e.g. in outpatient care facilities), counseling of and preventive work with children, adolescents and families (e.g., in counseling facilities), prevention and intervention activities (e.g., at health insurance funds), research activities (e.g., at non-university research institutions), activities in the health and counseling sector.

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