M.Sc. On Campus

Psychotherapy Science

Sigmund Freud University

24 months
15000 EUR/year
15000 EUR/year
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The Psychotherapy Science Master Degree Programme offered by Sigmund Freud University builds on the experiences from the Bachelor Programme and deepens students’ knowledge of theory, methodology and the historical development of psychotherapy.


Key facts

Psychotherapy Science students from Sigmund Freud University gain an in-depth understanding of general and method-specific psychopathology, diagnostic methods, disorders and appropriate treatment strategies. The programme focusses on psychobiology, neuro-immunology and socio-scientific and socio-philosophical issues. It broadens students’ knowledge of theoretical principles and clinical theories in their chosen psychotherapy school, the basic principles of which have been covered in the Bachelor’s Degree Programme.

The range and teaching of therapy methods is based on the latest developments in psychotherapy science and is in line with the accreditation regulations as defined by Austrian law.

Deepening students’ capacity to pursue psychotherapy research is central to the Master’s Degree Programme. During the programme, students learn how to interpret, compare and pursue empirical research questions. The course is designed to broaden students’ theoretical knowledge in methodology and to provide the skills required to put theory into practice.

Integrating theoretical knowledge and applied clinical experience is a core element of the Master Programme. Students will do supervised internships at external facilities and at the SFU’s Outpatient Clinic, and acquire the skills and competencies required for practicing psychotherapy in compulsory personal development courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Psychopathology
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Historical Development of Psychotherapy Method
  • Theory of Personality and Psychological Development
  • Psychopathology I 

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the SFU’s Bachelor Programme or a related, equivalent Austrian or international university degree.
  • The advisory committee decides whether a candidate’s previously earned degree is considered equivalent, respectively related. In cooperation with the academic staff of the SFU’s Bachelor Degree Programme, committee members may require applicants to attend certain courses from the Bachelor Programme.
  • Successful attendance of two admission interviews with two academic staff members. These interviews are designed to familiarise applicants with the requirements of the degree programme, and to explore the applicant’s personality and aptitude for the programme and the profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /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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