M.Sc. On Campus


University of Basel

24 months
1538 EUR/year
1538 EUR/year
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The course in Psychology at the University of Basel focuses on examining and understanding the experience and behavior of people and their ongoing development in the interplay of biological, social and societal conditions and using this knowledge and the resulting skills constructively in research and application.


The course in Psychology at the University of Basel conveys the ability to take on diagnostic, advisory and evaluating tasks in health and social services, in education and training, in administration, business and industry. Research methods can be safely applied and empirical data can be appropriately statistically evaluated. In addition to technical content, students acquire personal and social skills in internships and group work. 

The Faculty of Psychology is committed to evidence-based, scientifically sound psychology in research and teaching with the overarching goal of improving human well-being. She understands people as complex bio-psycho-social beings who develop, act in and help shape different living and working environments.

Course structure

The master’s degree is the standard degree and the second degree after the bachelor’s degree. The master’s degree comprises a total of 120 credit points (CP). The Master’s program in Psychology is a mono course without a minor with three possible specializations. The degree for all three specializations is a "Master of Science in Psychology".

One ECTS credit point corresponds to approximately 30 hours of work.

Career opportunities

Psychologists work, among other things, in school psychology services, in educational and career counseling, in child and adult protection authorities, in guardianship, in the penal system as well as in adult education and in clinical health care (prevention, therapy and rehabilitation). In the economy you can find them in the areas of work organization, organizational development, marketing, training support, personnel selection and consulting.

Programme Structure

Specializations included:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree from a foreign university recognized by the University of Basel only allows access to the master’s degree if this allows admission to the desired master’s degree at a university in the higher education system in which it was acquired. It may be the place of study evidence required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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