Psychology is the science of behaviour and mental processes in people. Important issues are how we think, feel and react, how we perceive our surroundings, how we affect and are affected by others and how we develop during our life cycle. These issues are covered in similar basic courses in psychology worldwide. Special emphasis is placed on laboratory work in which experimental methods are trained. Much of the literature is in English.

Courses in General Psychology

For those who want a solid foundation in the subject of psychology, the recommended course is General Psychology I A, 30 ECTS and General Psychology II  B, 30 ECTS, which together provide eligibility to write a thesis in psychology (Psychological methods and dissertation C, 30 ECTS).

Degree Project and second-cycle programmes

It is also possible to write the dissertation after the courses Adult Psychology I and II. A degree of 180 ECTS (or equivalent) with a dissertation in psychology gives eligibility for second-level studies such as a Master´s programme in Education, Didactics and Psychology.




Researchers och PhD Students


Head of subject
Igor Knez, profesor
026-64 81 11

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2017-02-23
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