University of Pécs

International programmes


MA in Psychology


Faculty of Humanities



  • Degree: Master of Arts
  • Duration of training: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Language of instruction: English 
  • Head of programme: Mátyás Káplár PhD




Description of the programme: 

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in psychology, who, with their knowledge acquired in the various fields of psychology. The students will be qualified in more branches of psychology and gain special knowledge in the field of Counselling and School Psychology. They will study the methodologies and instruments used in psychology, and will be able to use these with individuals, groups or organizations especially schools for their understanding and development. The programme provides adequate training to acquire further, legally stipulated, specialized qualifications in the various fields of psychology. They are prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level.


The main professional areas covered during the programme:


  • Individual Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Observation, assessment in schools.
  • Behavior management
  • Work with special needs students
  • Individual learning plans
  • Counselling in Organizations



Continuous practicum:

During their studies the students having continuous practicum in a school for 4 semesters and they will join a counselling psychologist and work with him/her through two semesters. This type of practicum provides the students the opportunity to directly apply the knowledge gained during the courses. They will have immediate feedback of their performance and can easily develop their methods to reach a high level of understanding and routine in their work.


Applicability of the degree:

The specialization of Counselling and School Psychology provides a wide range of knowledge which can be used in several areas of psychology. After earning master’s degree, the students can decide among several paths of their carrier. In the most countries further studies are expected to start an independent carrier, but under the supervision of a specialized psychologist, professionals possessing Psychology MA can start to work. The main areas where this degree is applicable: clinical psychology and healthcare services, hospitals, ambulances; individual and group counselling; school psychology; pedagogical centers; coaching; organization development; sport psychology.


Application requirements:

  • Copy of BA/BSc degree in Psychology (can be submitted till July)
  •  English proficiency certificate (B2)
  • CV in English
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Research proposal in Counselling or School Psychology (4000-6000 characters)
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype, details on
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Copy of valid passport



31th May 2018


EU Citizens: EUR 2900/semester

non-EU Citizens: EUR 3900/semester

EUR 140


For more information, please contact:

Mátyás Káplár PhD
Phone: +36-20/ 828-0113