Psychology (Single Major)

University of Maribor

Master On Campus
24 months
2980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The 2nd-cycle study programme in Psychology leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and its main educational and professional goal is to educate students in a wide range of understandings, knowledge, and skills in the areas of psychology and to prepare candidates for a full and independent professional work in the field of psychology.


The main general competences achieved by graduates are:

  • the ability of knowledge accumulation and its use;
  • the ability to critically analyse scientific information;
  • the ability to observe, analyse, synthesize, and critically evaluate;
  • the ability to work individually and in teams;
  • the ability to solve professional work problems, based on the use of scientific methods;
  • usage of modern information technology in work organization and problem solving;
  • preparation for life-long professional learning;
  • scientific and professional oral and written skills;
  • project management and supervision; and
  • personal integrity and ability to work in accordance with professional ethics.
The main specific competences achieved by the Master graduates are:
  • expertise, analysis and evaluation of basic and applied psychological knowledge and knowledge of other related scientific disciplines;
  • ability to analyse complex psychological problems on professional autonomous way;
  • ability to use research methods, approaches and techniques in the field of psychology with critical evaluation;
  • ability to plan, organize and conduct scientific qualitative and quantitative psychological research;
  • understandings of developmental, individual, social and cultural characteristics in psychological work;
  • ability for psychological counselling of individuals, groups and institutions in different social contexts; 
  • ability to plan, conduct and evaluate psychological interventions in different target groups (children, adolescents, adults, elderly); and
  • insight in current and future trends in psychology.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Life-Span Development and Aging (6)
  • Basics of Psychodiagnostics (6)
  • Psychological Counseling in Education (6)
  • Personnel and Organizational Psychology (6)
  • Psychophysiology (3)
  • Complex Statistical Methods (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Basics of Counseling and Psychotherapy (6)
  • Approaches in Psychotherapy (6)
  • Professional Ethics (3)
  • Applied Social Psychology (6)
  • Clinical Neuropsychology (6)
  • Work Psychology (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Mental Health (6)
  • Pedagogy (3)
  • Didactics (5)
  • Didactics of Psychology (4)
  • Elective course I (3)
  • Elective courses II (6)
  • Open elective course (3)

Electives I:

  • Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence (3)
  • Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (3)
  • Media and Democracy (3)
  • Film as Philosophy and Art (3)

Electives II:

  • Work with Children with Special Needs (3)
  • Family Therapy (3)
  • Health Psychology in Theory and Practice (3)
  • Forensic Psychology (3)
  • Gestalt Therapy in Practice (3)
  • Military Psychology (3)
  • Didactics of Psychology (4)
  • Selected Topics of Cognitive-Pragmalinguistics (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Practical Work (15)
  • Master Thesis (15)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.


Slovenian, Partially taught in English


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

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 17).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2020/2021 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2980 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master’s degree.


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

You may find scholarship opportunities offered by the Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the RS at the following website:

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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Psychology (Single Major)
University of Maribor


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