Psychology – focus on counselling and intervention (M. Sc.)

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What is the content of the course of studies?

Focus on counselling and intervention: The basics of biological, social and behavioural development as well as cognitive and emotional conditions and the consequences of mental disorders and diseases are taught. In addition, the study teaches the theoretical foundations of and practical skills in methods and systems for diagnosis and classification (ICD-10, DSM-IV) of mental disorders, which serve as a basis for therapeutic, preventive and rehabilitative intervention. The course content on psychopathology is in close proximity to psychiatry. Based on the above-mentioned principles, the therapeutic foundations for PTSD prevention and crisis intervention are taught in an organisational context.

Where can I find employment later on?
E.g. counselling centres, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, police, justice, company health promotion, crisis intervention.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Successful graduates are broadly qualified and well versed in methodology. This enables them to take on challenging tasks in scientific research projects as well as supporting advisory, planning and management tasks in various professional fields and areas. The language training and the intensive development of English language proficiency during the course in particular forms the basis for undertaking work in international fields of action and projects at home and abroad.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Technically relevant bachelor, grade of at least ‘Good’.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Free for members of the armed forces as part of an officer’s career, tuition fees for civilian students are €6,000 a year.


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Who offers this course?


Type of study

University studies


Studying at the HSU is an intensive course, which takes place in trimesters. The master is completed in 1 ¾ years.

Qualification on completion

Master of Science

Special features

The course starts on 1 January.

State recognition