Psychology with a focus on teaching, learning and competence development

Master programme

Degree profile

Begin of study
winter semester
4 semester
Academic degree
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
full time and part time
Faculty of Education
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Teaching language

Course Details

The Master's program in Psychology with its focus on teaching, learning and competence development enables an in-depth study of the scientific fundamentals of psychology and its non-clinical applications.

The focus is on the transfer of in-depth knowledge and action competences in the areas of learning, teaching and competence development. It continues a relevant psychological education in the scope of a Bachelor's degree, supplements this by acquiring in-depth specialist and methodological knowledge and expands this by teaching application-oriented problem solving. The choice of a field of specialisation allows students to specialise in different fields of knowledge, research and application.

With its areas of specialisation, the Master's program refers to the research fields of the university's main focus on education - teaching, learning and media socialisation and offers the opportunity to enter into the appropriate doctoral programmes if they are suitably qualified and perform well.

Job & Career Perspectives

Our graduates work in the following professional fields:

  • in personnel and organisational development
  • in application-oriented research in companies and institutions
  • in diagnostic activities in school, official and company contexts
  • in research and science

Psychology in Detail

Structure of the study programme

The four-semester standard period of study comprises a three-semester study phase and one semester for writing the Master's thesis. The Master's programme comprises a compulsory and an optional part:

Mandatory area:

  • Complex research and analysis methods
  • Learning and Instructing
  • Development, diagnosis, promotion
  • Conception, practice, evaluation

Elective area:

  • Teaching and learning competence
  • Language competence
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Development support in childhood and adolescence
  • Potential development in adulthood

Note: The MA programme in Psychology does not meet the requirements for postgraduate further education according to the Psychotherapist Act.

Study abroad

Study abroad

A study semester abroad is highly recommended. The International Office is happy to assist in organizing the stay abroad.

Study abroad

Admissions qualification

  • Degree in a relevant field of study (psychology or other courses with psychological components)

further information can be found in the examination regulations for the Master's degree in Psychology

Language requirements

Language Center

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.

International applicants

International applicants whose native language is not German must provide proof of sufficient German language skills (level B1) upon application.

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH):

Language and Admission Requirements 

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Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the programme: Open Day

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The recommended application period for the Master's programme Psychology with a focus on teaching, learning and competence development is from 1 January to 15 July for the winter semester. *)**)

*) If your application is received by 15 July, the University of Erfurt will endeavour to inform you of the admission decision promptly after reviewing your application. By accepting the place, you can enrol immediately.

**) If we do not receive your application until after the recommended deadline of 15 September at the latest, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed promptly; the last time decisions on admission are made is in the week before the start of lectures.

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+++ Please note: Due to a changeover of the student administration to a new database system, the existing online services in the applicant administration cannot be used from Monday, 3 June at midnight until Monday, 10 June at midnight at the latest. It will also not be possible to process applications in student administration during this time. We ask for your understanding. +++

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(Faculty of Education)
Mitarbeitergebäude 1 / room 813
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friday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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