The Master of Science in Psychology is designed as a cycle of specialisation providing access to the profession of psychologist. On completion of the Master’s degree the student will be able to:
The main specialisation is to be chosen from among the following 5 fields:
* These two specialisations allow access to consultations under supervision (provided that your application is accepted); see Admission requirements.
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology
French. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree awarded by a Swiss university.
The holders of Bachelor of Science in Psychology degrees awarded by other universities may be admitted on the basis of their personal case file, subject to the candidate’s formal admissibility to the master’s degree course.
Admission to the programmes involving consultation
The number of places available in the two programmes involving consultation (i.e., the orientations «Child and Adolescent Psychology (with consultation)» and «Counselling and Vocational Psychology») is limited. For admission to these programmes it is therefore necessary to submit an application to the ad hoc committees at the Institute of Psychology, in addition to the usual application for admission to the Master’s degree course (which must be sent instead to the Admissions Service).
More information on deadlines for sending the application, its contents or the selection criteria
Holders of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree awarded abroad may be admitted on the basis of their personal case file and must submit a statement confirming that they have been offered a place to study for a Master’s in psychology at a university in the country that awarded the Bachelor’s degree. For more information, see: www.unil.ch/immat.
Enrolment and final dates
It is possible to start the programme of the Master of Science in Psychology degree in the autumn semester only.
Applications to be submitted before 30 April to the Admissions Office: www.unil.ch/immat
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment before 28 February.
Timetables and course descriptions
On completion of the Master’s degree students will be able to:
This range of skills prepares students for professional posts in a wide variety of sectors:
In several fields, particularly those where a federal specialisation degree exists (e.g. psychotherapy), postgraduate training is necessary after completing the Master’s degree.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 29 March 2023