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FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences
Programme Workload80 CP / 120 ECTS
60 CP/ 90 ECTS
Programme Duration2 years
1.5 years
Forms of the Programme ImplementationFull-time studies
Admission RequirementsBachelor’s degree in Psychology or professional bachelor’s degree in Psychology or 2nd level higher professional education in Psychology:
– participate in competition with the mean grade of final/state examinations;
– if the study programme is envisaged for acquisition in English, certificate approving of the proficiency of English in internationally recognized examinations or other document approving of the proficiency of English must be submitted. If prior education was acquired in English, a document approving of the proficiency of English is not required. English language knowledge at B2 level.
Obtainable DegreeProfessional Master’s degree in Psychology
Study course descriptions

The aim of the study programme is

to provide students with a broad and comprehensive practice-based theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of psychology, as well as to provide in-depth foreign language learning opportunities in order to meet specific professional standards; to integrate students’ theoretical knowledge on the practical acquisition level, to develop professional skills and competences, preparing specialists for professional activity in education and school and counselling psychology.


  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of recent theoretical ideas in psychology and opportunities of their creative use in professional practice as well as acts in related spheres.
  • Understands, describes, and defines principles of psychological activity, short-term and long-term goals, limitations, objectives, psychological problems, opportunities of applying methods and techniques of psychological counselling in counselling individuals and groups.
  • Has a command and understand legal regulation of psychologist’s activity, ethical norms and principles, freely orientates in the ethic code of psychologist.


  • Is able to independently use psychology theories and methods in problem solving in psychologist’s research and professional activity.
  • Is able to discuss complex and systemic aspects of the branch of psychology science and professional sphere with other specialists and representatives of related professions.
  • Is able to independently lead their competence improvement and specialization, is able to take responsibility for the results of the staff group work and its analysis.


  • Demonstrates ability to formulate and critically analyse complex scientific and professional problems, to justify decisions, and in case of necessity to produce additional analysis.
  • Is able to integrate knowledge of spheres related to psychology in their professional activity, is able to contribute to the formation of new knowledge and methods of professional activity.

Programme Director

Dr.psych. Aleksejs Ruža