Psychology MA

Title

Psychology MA

Degree

Psychologist

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/1470-4/2009.

Institute

Institute of Psychology

Department
  • Department of Affective Psychology
  • Department of Clinical Psychology and Addiction
  • Department of Cognitive Psychology
  • Department of Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology
  • Department of Economic and Environmental Psychology
  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Department of Personality and Health Psychology
  • Department of Psychology of Counselling
  • Department of Social Psychology
Language

English

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

5

Maximum number of students

150

Short description

The aim of the program is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve.

Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level that gives a solid foundation of knowledge that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in doctoral schools.

A master of psychology is characterized by expansive and integrated professional and theoretical knowledge, the creative adaptation of the methods of academic knowledge, psychological responsiveness and communicational efficacy through the utilization of personal resources along with a high degree of professional commitment.

Specialisations:

Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Judit Balázs, PhD, associate professor

The educational aims of the Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology specialisation: to offer up to date theoretical and methodological knowledge in the domains of typical and atypical development in order to be able to carry out overall diagnostic work, therapy and research in institutions dealing with children.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:

  • Psychopathology
  • Diagnostic Processes
  • Therapeutic possibilities
  • Research in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology

Our research teams:

  • Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Social Minds Research Group
  • Research Group of Childhood Mental Disorders

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Clinical and Health Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Attila Oláh, PhD, university professor

The educational aims of Clinical and Health Psychology specialisation: to train experts in the applied branches of clinical and health psychology who possess an extensive knowledge of diagnostics, therapy and clinical research, who have wide-ranging skills in methodology and who are able to use their Master’s level knowledge of psychology in the service of promoting and improving health.

Our students will gain competence in the following areas:

  • Clinical and diagnostic work
  • Supportive and motivational communication
  • Planning and assessment of health promotion programs
  • The critical assessment and identification of the practical relevance of clinical research.

Our research teams and workshops:

  • Health Psychology Research Group
  • Research Team in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Research Group on Addiction
  • Positive Psychology Research Group
  • Personality, Health and Emotion Regulation
  • Our partners
  • Support Centre for Giving Up Smoking- Budapest
  • National Institute for Health Development
  • Research Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Cognitive Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Ildikó Király, PhD, Assistant Professor

Educational aims of the Cognitive Psychology specialisation:

  • to lay particular emphasis on the study of developmental and neuroscientific aspects of higher order cognitive processes – such as perception, attention, memory, numerical cognition and language – built on an intensive research project
  • the high-level education of the views, methods and applications of cognitive psychology, that is the leading trend in modern experimental psychology
  • to develop our students’ competences in the knowledge and methods of the associated fields – primarily in neuropsychology, cognitive science, neuroscience and neurobiology.

Research practices provide the backbone of the training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation
  • Researching the behavioral correlates of perceptual and cognitive abilities
  • The study of cognitive development, most specifically the development of higher order cognitive functions and social cognition
  • Our methodological trainings:
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • Brain imaging techniques
  • Neuropsychology
  • Programming
  • Eye Movement Lab
  • Infant Cognition Lab
  • Research methods
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Psychophysics, Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP)
  • Imaging techniques
  • Eye movement tracking

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Counselling and Educational Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Katalin Kollár, PhD, Assistant Professor

The educational aims of the Counseling and School Psychology specialisation:

  • to train professionals – working primarily in the practical areas – who are equally familiar with the socialization issues of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, who possess the necessary skills in their theoretical preparedness as well as in their diagnostic and counseling methods used in practice to work with clients of various age groups,
  • they can primarily be employed by childcare institutions (nursery and pre-school) and schools, educational advisories and other institutions doing work related to career counseling, life skills counseling and crisis counseling,
  • they are familiar with the psychodynamics of individual, group and family counseling.
  • Their work in psychological care can especially be useful at the various levels of prevention. Their mission is to facilitate development and change in individuals, groups and the family systems alike.

Our students will gain skills in the following areas:

  • Life skills, Couple’s and Family Counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Group counseling
  • School psychology
  • Educational counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Children’s psycho-diagnostics
  • Counseling in health psychology

Our research groups and workshops

  • Pedagogical Psychology
  • Research Group on Test Methodology for Differential and School Psychology
  • Research Group on Teaching Profession and School Psychology
  • Research Group on Qualitative Psychology

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

 

Interpersonal and Intercultural Psychology Specialisation

Programme director: Dr. Lan Anh Nguyen Luu, associate professor, head of IIPE

In addition to providing a theoretical basis of interculturalism, the program lays particular emphasis on applying theories to practice in different fields of psychology. By enabling students to manage diversity in a creative way, they will be prepared to make extensive use of their knowledge gained in the course of their training, either as researchers, or psychology practitioners/practicing psychologists.

Our students will gain skills in the following areas:

  • intergroup relations
  • cross-cultural research
  • the social psychology of minority status
  • changing identities and challenges
  • multicultural counselling and therapy
  • training methods

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Social and Organisational Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Anna Kende, PhD, Assistant Professor

The educational aims of the Social and Organisational Psychology specialisation:

  • to ensure continually updated theoretical knowledge about organisations, the economy, groups, social-historical processes, the forming of public opinion and decision making
  • to help our graduates acquire the necessary experience and skills to analyze socio-political-economic processes and to do work as professional organisational consultants

Our students will gain competences in the following areas:

  • human resource development
  • headhunting and training
  • decision support
  • organisational development
  • advertising, marketing
  • public opinion polling
  • scientific research
  • political consulting
  • data visualization

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Work and Organisational Psychology Specialisation

Person in charge of the specialisation: Anna Kádi, PhD

The educational aims of Work and Organisational Psychology Specialisation:  Our program is focusing on leadership and organisational development. Our aim is to provide students with current theoretical and practical knowledge based on evidence based data and research. Our student will be able to understand and analyse the attitudes, activities and decisions of managers, teams and organisations. Students are welcome to join the research programs of the Department (e.g. psychological aspects of success in managerial and organisational effectiveness, the effect of the working environment on well-being of workers, etc) The students are prepared to become: organisational developers, executive coaches, trainees, staff development managers, and academics.

Our students will gain competences in the following areas:

  • Organizational diagnosis; Methodology of organizational diagnosis (interviews, focus groups; participant observation, document analysis, questionnaires);
  • Planning, preparing and implementing organisational development projects;
  • Leadership development, management training and coaching;
  • Measuring and evaluating of the effectiveness of development interventions;
  • Planning, preparing and implementation of assessment and development centres (AC, DC);
  • Project management;
  • Environmental and ergonomic analyses; diagnosis and intervention;
  • Designing and conducting organisational psychology research;
  • Critical, innovative, solution focused thinking.

For more information please visit the following link:

http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/specialisations

Strength of program

The Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University is situated in the heart of Budapest and is one of the main institutions of Hungarian psychological education and research. Students can learn in English as well as in Hungarian on both BA and MA educational levels. The number of our lecturers exceeds 100 and we maintain good professional relations with more than 50 organizations which offer internship possibilities to our students. We lay special emphasis on research and development projects, where international cooperation and the collaboration of our students are both priorities.

Career opportunities

The programme’s purpose is to train psychologists, who are apprised of the different fields of psychology. They know the profession’s methods and instruments, and are able to use them in order to get acquainted with individuals, groups or organisations, and develop them if necessary. They possess adequate knowledge to continue their studies in a doctoral programme.

Job examples

Psychologist:

  • at companies
  • at civil organizations
  • in hospitals
  • at schools
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

4,200 EUR

4,200 EUR

Application fee

120 EUR (non-refundable)

120 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

-

Other costs

Entrance exam fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)

Entrance exam fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

4,200 EUR

Application fee

120 EUR (non-refundable)

Registration fee

-

Other costs

Entrance exam fee: 120 EUR (non-refundable)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

05, Sep, 2018

Deadline for applications - September intake

16, Jul, 2018

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Psychology-related Sciences. However, full credit acknowledgement is given only for a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In the case of a Psychology-related Sciences degree, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts from your Bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

This programme is not available for Hungarian citizens.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.)) . The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements

The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview.

Documents to submit with application
Document Comment
Online application form -
Bachelor-level degree -
Transcript of records -
CV -
Motivation letter The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas, how you met psychology and why you thought this profession would be suitable for you, what your aim is with the MA degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested in, what further studies you are planning and which specialisation you would like to apply for.
Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid) -
Copy of application fee transfer -
Entrance exam fee -
Reference work It can be any paper written in English by the applicant within the field of psychology (BA thesis extract, a research paper, a seminar paper, a research report, a published journal article or a book chapter, a case study, a literature review, etc.) Either a new paper or an improved version of an earlier work can also be written for the current application. The ideal length should be between 5-15 pages excluding references and the appendices. There are no special requirements concerning the format.
An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English -

 

Further comments (if needed)

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Psychology-related Sciences. However, full credit acknowledgement is given only for a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In the case of a Psychology-related Sciences degree, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts from your Bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

Application procedure

The application starts on the online application system (apply.elte.hu). Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students must upload all the required documents in the online application system, and after adding all the required documents, submit it.

The application and the entrance exam fee can be paid separately or in one amount as well.

 

Both fees should be transferred to the following account:

Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)

Address of Bank: Budapest, Váci út 71, Hungary – 1139

Holder of the account: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000

SWIFT Code: HUSTHUHB

IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000

 

On the transfer order please put down your full name and “AB01 B102 B10208/18”!

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

The application procedure includes 5 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office an entrance exam date option will be sent in the online application system after the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly.

Procedure of the entrance examination

A discussion in English about a psychology-related article, which the applicant receives at the beginning of the examination. The applicant has one hour to read the article before the discussion begins. The applicant is expected to be able to summarize the main points of the article and reply to related questions. Notes can be taken during reading and used in the discussion. There will also be a short discussion about the applicant’s background and motivation. The entrance exam can be taken personally or via Skype.

For more information and guidance regarding the evaluation, as well as how to get prepared, please check the Faculty’s website: http://www.ppk.elte.hu/en/master/psychology/procedure

Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the entrance exam date, in the application system.

Program leader

Zsolt DEMETROVICS, PhD
Dean of the Faculty

Program coordinator

Name: Eszter HÁMORI-SZABÓ
Position: International Admission Coordinator
E-mail: admission@ppk.elte.hu
TEL: +36 1 461 4500 / 3499
Postal address: 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 23-27.

Psychology MA at the Faculty of Education and Psychology

Psychology MA at the Faculty of Education and Psychology

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