M.Sc. On Campus


Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree programme in Psychology at the Heidelberg University builds upon the material learnt in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology; equipping graduates with further specialist knowledge, skills and methods relevant to the subject.


Students of Psychology learn about human experiences and behaviour. Based on empirical research, students attempt to describe, understand and predict human behaviour in all areas of life as well as implications for psychological interventions.

The academic programme at the Heidelberg University qualifies students to pursue a career in Psychology or to continue research and study in this area. There are two Master’s programmes for the two different areas of specialisation. Both areas of specialisation convey methodological and diagnostic fundamental skills and knowledge enabling students to earn a general Master of Science in Psychology at the end of the academic programme. 


The career options of the graduates are as diverse as the subject itself (the professional title ‘psychologist’ may not be used until after graduating from the Master’s degree programme). Depending on the areas of specialisation, graduates may find work in  
  • occupational psychology 
  • educational counselling 
  • human resources development 
  • psychotherapy 
  • mediation 
  • opinion research 
  • school psychology 
  • business consultancy 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Motivation and Cognition
  • General, Differential and Clinical-Psychological Foundations for Understanding Mental Disorders 
  • Influence of Personality Traits on Cognitive Processes 
  • Models of Emotion Regulation 
  • Neuronal Foundations of Emotion-Cognition Interaction 
  • Psychopathology 

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

  • Personal statement
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Certificate of the undergraduate degree programme
  • Certificate of enrolment from the most-recently attended university
  • Students applying for a transfer or change of institution from a non-German university must also submit: a certificate of transferable grades from the relevant subject area
  • Proof of sufficient financing for completion of the course of study. This does not apply for applications from EU/EEA member states and applicants with a German university entrance qualification

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA- Fees and contributions: 171.80 € / Semester

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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