University of Basel

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The study of Psychology at the University of Basel focuses on investigating and understanding the experience and behavior of people and their continuous development in the interplay of biological, social and social conditions, and to constructively contribute this knowledge and the resulting abilities to research and application.


The study of Psychology at the University of Basel is committed to an evidence-based, science-based psychology in research and teaching with the ultimate goal of improving human well-being. She understands humans as a complex bio-psycho-social being, which develops, acts in and shapes different life and work environments. The study of psychology conveys the ability to perform diagnostic, advisory and evaluative tasks in health and social work, in education and training, in administration, business and industry. Research methods can be used safely and empirical data can be appropriately statistically evaluated. In addition to subject-specific content, students gain personal and social skills in internships and group work,

Career opportunities

Psychologists work inter alia in school psychological services, in educational and vocational counseling, in child and adult protection authorities, in guardianship, in the prison system as well as in adult education and in clinical health care (prevention, therapy and rehabilitation). In business you will find them in the areas of work organization, organizational development, marketing, training support, personnel selection and consulting.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Social, economic and decision-making psychology
  • Personality and developmental psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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