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Degree Level: 
Master's Degree
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Educational Sciences
Access Requirements: 
Locally scheduled
Italian Classification: 
LM-51 Psicologia
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Course Overview

The master’s degree course in Psychology - more advanced and at a specialistic level respect to the first-level degree - prepares achieving a professional psychological competency in the diverse areas in which it is collocated: cognitive psychology, psychobiology, scholastic and educational psychology and clinical applications, with particular reference to recent knowledge acquired in neuroscience and its applications, to cognitive and emotional rehabilitation.

Two curricular program choices are available:

  • Curriculum A: Clinical and Rehabilitative
  • Curriculum B: Juridical, social and institutional

The course prepares professional profiles which one can be followed after the degree requiring a habilitation.

Exam and membership in the National Order of Psychologists, Level A.

The necessary qualifications implicit in the functions to acquire are:

  • Diagnostic competency and in programming of rehabilitative interventions.
  • The ability to apply recent research in the neuroscience discipline for the prevention of physical discomfort and in aiding to increase cognitive and emotional well-being, both individually and in groups.
  • Specialistic proficiency for managing psychological issues in diverse social institutional situations, and, in particular, juridical and forensic.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the course will become members of the National Order of Psychologists (level A) after a post-graduate supervised stage and a habilitation exam. There are foreseen occupational opportunities in the principal fields of applied psychology and related fields, such as:

  • scholastic and formation psychology;
  • psychology of rehabilitation, handicap, and cognitive disability- developmental or acquired in adult age (after traumas, neurologic and psychiatric disorders, etc.)
  • juridical and forensic psychology
  • psychology as applied to institutional and organizational contexts.

The practice of the psychological and psychotherapeutic disciplines, classified in this category, is subject to the relative legal norms, which state that the practice of psychotherapy requires a specific post-degree formation.