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Psychology – Field of study catalogue MU

Psychology

“Psychologists must know their way to the depths of the human soul as well as mathematics and statistics.”

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The Psychology programme offers insight into the concepts and approaches in modern psychology and its disciplines as well as an overview of the history of psychology. As a part of their studies, students are prepared for academic careers in psychology, with a special focus on psychodiagnostics and classification of psychology disciplines, and are required to write original essays and critical commentaries. The study programme also includes courses and trainings focused on personality development, communication skills, self-reflection, and providing professional help to people in need.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • Use accurate terminology describing the disciplines of psychology that are covered by the study programme.
  • Describe and explain the theoretical background of psychology.
  • Design a research project in psychology so that it can be successfully completed.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to phenomena and events of everyday life.
  • Use the skills of a psychologist.
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Graduates of Psychology as a single-subject programme have a broad basic education in psychology and are ready to enrol in a Master’s degree programme. Graduates of Psychology combined with another discipline can pursue a career in professions that allow them to combine their knowledge of psychology and related skills with the competences obtained in the other programme (e.g. public and private sector; social care; state administration; diplomacy; non-governmental organizations; journalism; HR; editing, publishing, and education; marketing; politics; public relations; law enforcement; management; business; etc.).

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The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters. Students are required to earn a total of 180 credits (within ECTS rules) to be admitted to the final state examination. Courses are divided into required, selective, and elective courses. Required courses are those that provide the basic groundwork for the study of psychology. For those who study Psychology as a single-subject programme, these courses account for 136 credits (including credits earned for writing the Bachelor’s thesis). Selective courses (at least 29 credits) are chosen by the students based on their interests and desired specialization. Students can earn the remaining 15 credits by completing any courses that are offered as electives by the department or courses offered by other departments. (In the double-subject programme, students earn 75 credits in required courses and 15 in selective/elective courses). Moreover, all students are required to pass at least one course taught in English from among the courses offered by the department for Bachelor’s students.

Students are required to follow the course catalogue for their respective matriculation years as well as the study plan guidelines. Course catalogues for the individual matriculation years are available at the faculty website.

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The final state examination consists of two parts: Bachelor’s thesis defence and an oral exam in general, developmental, and social psychology and methodology. In other words, students need to earn five grades to pass the exam. The individual parts of the exam focus on student’s knowledge obtained during the whole course of their studies and are based on topics covered in required courses.

For further information please go to the department website.

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After completing the Bachelor's study programme and satisfying any admission requirements, students can enrol in the Master’s Psychology programme.

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Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Psychology
Abbreviation: PS
Code: 7701R005
Type: Bachelor's degree programme
Degree: Bc.
Accreditation: to 31/8/2019
Programme: B6703 B-SO Sociology
Faculty of Social Studies
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Social Studies

Additional Information

For further information please go to http://www.psych.fss.muni.cz/.