M.A. On Campus


International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

24 months
5900 EUR/year
5900 EUR/year
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This M.A. programme in Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. 


As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. It also represents a theory of science and knowledge, one that is located between the natural sciences and the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences, and which connects these lines of tradition in an innovative, forward-thinking manner.

At the International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, with our Master programme in Psychology, a unique, multi-layered study course is waiting for you that will prepare you for an equally diverse professional life and career. The study course’s clinical direction, which focuses on psychodynamic-psychoanalytical approaches, provides solid education and training in research methods. At the same time, this is broadened on a fundamental level with in-depth knowledge from non-clinical application areas of psychological and psychoanalytical thinking.

While its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), one focus of the studies is on learning to apply fundamental diagnostic, counselling and therapeutic competencies. The course's psychoanalytical direction is reflected in the fact that, in addition to behavioural therapy, Gestalt therapy, systemic and other methods, the psychoanalytical methods represent the focus here.

Study Aims

  • Our aim at the IPU Berlin is to make you familiar with the whole spectrum of the discourse, so that the greatest possible range of professional options and perspectives are open to you afterwards. 
  • Regardless of the career direction, you intend to take: With your Master of Arts Psychology degree from the IPU Berlin, you will be excellently prepared and equipped for your professional future. 
  • The intention of the Master of Arts Psychology course is to enable you to work independently as a clinical psychologist, to further your scientific or academic studies and to pursue a university or higher education career as the case may be. 
  • As a graduate, you can select a psychotherapeutic direction of your own choice (behavioural therapy, depth psychology, psychoanalysis).

Programme Structure

Course Structure and Organisation

  • The course comprises 120 ECTS credits, which can be earned in four full-time study semesters. The ECTS credits are spread to a similar extent across the semesters, with the Master thesis to be written in the final semester.
  • The course is arranged in five areas of study. In addition, there is a compulsory elective subject which is intended to give the students the opportunity to focus on a scientific or academic field in line with their own interests (e.g. Clinical Neuropsychology or Social Trauma or Selective Areas of Work and Organizational Psychology or Other Fields). Furthermore, the students should gain work experience by completing practical, work-placement professional training of at least 330 hours.

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

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or bachelor’s degree in humanities, social sciences, etc., accepted by uni-assist.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5900 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5900 EUR per year during 24 months.

€5,900 per semester (or €22,500 for 4 semesters if paid in advance)

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 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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