The entire study has a clear focus on research and goes more in depth on the subject's traditions, innovation, methods and use of analytical tools, in order to carry out and disseminate independent research work. The Psychology study at UIT the Arctic University of Norway is based on both basic and applied research within the competence areas of the department's portfolio (eg biological psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology).
The master's program is based on three main parts that are designed to help students develop professionally (via courses and the master's thesis), vocationally (via vocational teaching and work requirements related to the courses Psy-3000 and Psy-3900) and career-wise (via a collaboration with the UiT Career Center).
There are good job prospects after graduation. The masters degree qualifies students for PhD programs and other research in psychology. The program prepares students for jobs in research, consultancy, preventive health care, teaching and other jobs where information literacy, critical thinking, communication skills and the ability to work independently are important qualifications. The program is relevant to a variety of jobs in public administration, public health care and education, as well as in the private sector. The masters degree qualifies graduates for teaching positions in upper secondary school if supplemented with the one-year practical teacher education program. The teacher education program at UiT requires students to have 60 ECTS in a field other than psychology, such as science, social science, a foreign language, etc.
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- In the first semester, there is a mandatory introductory course (Psy-3000 Research Proseminar) that provides details of the areas of psychology in which the Department can offer supervision, and of ongoing research programs to which students can link their own research.
- The other mandatory course is in statistics (Sta-3300 Applied Statistics 2), provided by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It gives a basic introduction to statistics, hypothesis testing, and regression and variance analysis.
- The elective courses may be taken in the Department of Psychology or other departments. The aim of these courses is to provide a solid foundation either for the student’s work on the masters thesis or as a suitable complement to the student’s portfolio of subject areas.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
National deadline - Applicants from Norway or other Nordic countries
DisciplinesPsychology Educational Psychology Clinical Psychology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The basis for admission is a bachelors degree in psychology or equivalent with a psychology specialization worth at least 80 ECTS. At least 20 of these credits must consist of methodology and statistics. A grade average of C (3) in the specialization is the minimum requirement.
- The program is restricted in admission and 20 students are admitted each year with a goal of filling half the spots with students from Norway and other Nordic countries and half from students outside the Nordic countries. Upon admission, applicants are ranked according to average grades on subjects that are part of the specialization in psychology.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester
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