Integrated Master/Professional degree

Professional studies in psychology

  • Years6 Years
  • ECTS credits360

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What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, graduates are to have acquired the following learning outcomes as defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The graduate can:

  • Explain, discuss the theoretical and scientific basis of psychology
  • Explain and discuss knowledge regarding the relationship between science and evidence-based practice and the importance of this context in professional practice
  • Analyse current research and development work and its relevance in professional practice.
  • Explain and discuss psychological methods for evaluation and providing action programmes for individuals, groups and organizations
  • Explain and discuss theories on how biological, individual psychological, relational, social and cultural conditions constitute and affect groups and individuals (children, women, men)
  • Explain relevant laws, rules and guidelines


The graduate can:

  • Show a wide range of skills within psychological evaluation and therapy
  • Schedule and develop therapy and action programmes with a scientific basis
  • Deliver sound psychological therapy
  • Explain in writing and orally to the parties involved about the examination, action programme and results, as well as substantiate them with relevant research, laws and regulations
  • Make plans for, direct and carry out prevention work, as well as development and change management plans in relation to individuals, groups, organizations and environments
  • Find, critically assess and use relevant information, as well as discuss new findings, events and issues related to different user groups, thereby contributing to fresh thinking and innovation in the profession and one's own professional practice
  • Stay informed in relation to updated international academic and research literature and evaluate the use of this in one's own practice
  • Work with a focus on finding solutions in collaboration with other professions
  • Critically and systematically evaluate one's own practice

General competence

The graduate can:

  • Exercise ethical awareness and academic integrity in the use and imparting of both one's own and others' academic and research contributions
  • Reflect on the field of psychology's position and influence in society
  • Evaluate, based on a scientifically-based overall view of humanity, behaviour, patterns of action and ways of conduct in the light of ethical principles, human rights and the ethnic and cultural backgrounds of clients
  • Identify and address ethical aspects of one's own research and development projects
  • Act professionally with clients and their next of kin
  • Reflect on the responsibility of the psychology profession to accommodate marginalized groups
  • Show the will and ability for the continuous development of self-esteem and empathy
  • Identify the need to extend one's knowledge and continuously develop one's skills
  • Reflect on the role and expertise of the psychology profession in interprofessional collaboration

Profesjonsstudiet i psykologi

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