MA in Psychology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in psychology, who with their knowledge acquired in the various fields of psychology can face the mental challenges of the contemporary world. 

Head of program: Mátyás Káplár PhD

Master of Arts in Psychology
Duration of Training
2 years (4 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 3900 /semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 2900 /semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -
  • Description of the program
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  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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The aim of the program is to train professionals, who 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 program provides adequate training to acquire further, legally stipulated, specialized qualifications in the various fields of psychology. They will be prepared to continue their studies at the doctoral level.
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.

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.

Study plan

Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

    The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

    • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
    • You do not have to submit an official English test result if one of the following criteria applies to you:
      • English is your native language
      • You have continued your undergraduate studies in English.
      • You have participated in a preparatory course organised by the UP or any other Hungarian institute(You have to submit the official transcript of your preparatory studies.)
    • Europass CV in English
    • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
    • Research proposal in Counselling or School Psychology (4000-6000 characters)
    • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype, details on
    • Copy of valid passport or national ID
    • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
    • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
      • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
      • HEP A/B/C test*
      • HIV test*
      • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)

    *Please note: tests have to be taken within a year

    1st semester
    Basics of psychodiagnostics and abnormal psychology
    Diagnostic Methods in School Psychology
    Practicum – School Psychology I. - Observation, Assessment
    2nd semester
    Communicational Skills Training
    Life Skills Counselling
    Practicum – School Psychology II. - Behavior Management
    Practicum - Counselling I. - Individual Counselling
    3rd semester
    Diagnostic Methods in Carrier and Employment Counselling
    Talent management and development methods
    Practicum – School Psychology III. - Individual Learning Plans
    Practicum - Counselling II. - Family Counselling
    4th semester
    Theories of Crisis
    Art, Creativity, Psychology
    Practicum – School Psychology IV. - Work with Special Needs Students

    For further information on study matters, please contact:
    Mátyás Káplár PhD
    Program Manager
    Phone: +36-20-828-0113

    For further information please contact:
    international coordinator
    Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
    English website of the Faculty