Psychology studies conscious and unconscious, cognitive and motivational psychological processes, which provide equally powerful stimuli to the behaviour of individuals and groups alike.
The human soul and the processes that keep it going have captivated artists, poets, playwrights, and philosophers for thousands of years. The consciousness of every human being includes the thought of psychic life, the human soul, intellect, and emotions.
Psychology has theoretical and practical tasks: its theoretical tasks are to describe and explain psychic life and predict human behaviour; its practical tasks are to assist individuals and communities in solving their personal and social problems, improving and enhancing the world they inhabit.
By studying, analysing, and interconnecting the biological/physiological, developmental, pedagogical, clinical, social, religious, and cultural mechanisms of our psychological functioning as human beings, we prepare our B.A. and M.A. students to become experts who will make theoretical and practical contributions to society and shape their own future. Familiarity with the interior world of every human being is important for the progress of society as a whole, and also helps us to better navigate and progress in the world that surrounds us.
The Department of Psychology provides:
- the stimulating environment of the Faculty of Media and Communications, conducive for acquiring knowledge and pursuing personal development;
- curricula that enable students to choose their own subjects, in addition to the required subjects, and thereby create their own educational portfolios suited to their interests;
- leading international, regional, and local experts to meet the needs of every unique student group or individual through interactive teaching;
- electronic Web pages for each course, containing all teaching units, additional readings, and links to various contents related to the curriculum;
- extracurricular activities enabling our students to take part in various regional research projects, conferences, and seminars;
- work practice in institutions relevant for future psychologists;
- a psychology research lab;
- membership in the Club of Psychology Students;
- student mentoring.
- B.A. in Psychology
Interested in working on yourself and others? Learn to listen and understand. In addition to mandatory professional practice, you will participate in the most up-to-date scientific research in the field of clinical and forensic psychology, the psychology of education and sport, psychotherapy, and human resources management. Through lectures and experiential groups with leading experts, you will acquire theoretical knowledge, self-cognition skills, and skills for working with clients. At graduation, you will have earned a B.A. degree in Psychology.
- M.A. in Applied Psychology
This master’s programme is intended for students holding B.A. degrees in the humanities who wish to further their knowledge in the domain of psychology and acquire specific skills in the fields of clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychosocial counselling, the psychology of education, and research. The programme offers competencies that specifically relate to practising psychology, from basic theoretical knowledge to its application in practice, including the practice and perfection of the skills acquired in the programme. Upon graduating, students receive an M.A. degree in Psychology.
Module Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is intended for students who hold B.A. degrees in the humanities and wish to further their knowledge in the field of psychology and acquire specific skills in the fields of clinical psychology, psychotherapy, psychosocial counselling, the psychology of education, and research. The programme offers competencies that are specifically related to practising psychology, from basic theoretical knowledge to its application in practice, including the practice and perfection of the skills acquired in the programme.The aim of the programme is to equip its students with expert knowledge and practical skills in the most current fields of psycho-diagnostics, psychotherapy, and psychological counselling that are applicable in all domains of practical work. This module is also meant for practising psychologists, and professionals in auxiliary branches seeking further education in various psychotherapeutic modalities (defectology, andragogy, pedagogy, social work, upon passing the necessary examinations).
Module Psychosocial Counselling offers advanced education to all students who are interested in developing their research skills, including qualified counsellors, practising psychotherapists, and researchers in the humanities.The programme provides a detailed theoretical knowledge of psychosocial counselling and complements professional training in counselling, enabling students from various modalities of applied psychology to assume a critical perspective in their counselling activities and related practices. The aim of this academic programme is to stimulate critical thinking in professional qualified practising psychosocial therapists working with clients. It is a highly interdisciplinary academic programme that integrates concepts, practices, and skills from counselling and psychotherapy, psychology, sociology, philosophy, education, culture, healthcare, social protection, and other social sciences. The domain of applied psychosocial counselling opens room for qualitative, reflexive, and critical approaches to research and demands special expertise in explorations based on practice predicated on direct counselling work, the client’s experiences in the counselling process, and narrative, reflexive, and auto-ethnographic methods.
Psychology of Education module is intended for students who hold B.A. degrees in the humanities and wish to further their knowledge in the field of psychology and acquire specific skills in the fields of the psychology of education and research. The programme offers competencies that are specifically related to practising psychology, from basic theoretical knowledge to its application in practice, including the practice and perfection of the skills acquired in the programme.
Psychology is an empirical discipline that relies of scientific research practices. In the Research Module, exploring various areas of psychology and working in line with scientific rules, we will search for scientific answers together, following precisely defined procedures. On this journey of exploration, we will proceed from formulating our research problems, aims, and hypotheses, choosing our methods and samples, all the way to processing and interpreting the data we obtain. This exciting journey of research, which you will map out yourself with assistance from your mentors in various subjects, will be full of sensational revelations and surprises.
- M.A. in Political Psychology
Today’s political actors are deeply aware of the importance of psychology in the shaping of society and the actions of individuals. This study programme is focused on issues in the operation of political ideologies, justice and inequality, the shaping of public opinion, political conflicts and violence. Your guides through the programme will be experts from the fields of psychology, political science, and international relations. You will develop theoretical and practical insights by studying relations between groups, individual and collective attitudes, and links between ideology and personality psychology. At graduation, you will have earned an M.A. degree in Political Science.
- M.A. in Human Resources Management
Experts in the domain of human resources management are an integral part of every modern organisation, corporation, and agency. This programme provides the requisite knowledge and skills for working as a consultant in the private sector, as well as for career in corporate environments.
Over the course of studying in this programme, students gain competencies that will enable them to implement innovative methods and techniques of leadership, coaching, and career counselling.
Upon graduating, students receive an M.A. degree in Human Resources Management. Students who graduate from this academic programme as part of the M.A. programme in Applied Psychology, are qualified to work in the psychological personality assessment and testing of employees, with an M.A. degree in Psychology.