M.Phil. Psychology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (EEA)
  • English, Norwegian (Find a course)
University of Oslo | Oslo, Norway
The master's degree in Psychology provides you with advanced psychological knowledge. You will also gain practical experience through projects and lab work. The programme offers five specializations. Please note that the programme option in Cognitive Neuroscience is the only one that is taught entirely in English.

Description of Psychology


Cognitive Neuroscience

Arbeids- og organisasjonspsykologi


Kultur- og samfunnspsykologi


INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Only the Cognitive Neuroscience programme is taught in English and welcomes international applicants as well as Norwegian/Nordic applicants. The other four disciplines require proficiency in Norwegian (Bergenstest or equivalent).

Please note that the Master of Philosophy in Psychology is a theoretically oriented education of two years which does not give you an authorization to practice as a clinical psychologist in Norway. To become a clinical psychologist you have to apply for the profession oriented degree programme (6 years education) which is taught only in Norwegian (Bergenstest is needed).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 15 April (Nordic applicants ); 1 December (International applicants)
Tuition fee
  • Free (EEA)
Start date August  2016
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


Requirements for Psychology

Admission to master's degree studies requires:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed bachelor's degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree. Applicants with foreign education, please refer to the country list.
  • a specialization defined by the programme
  • a minimum grade average of C (in the Norwegian grading scale) or equivalent from the specialization in your degree.
  • a language requirement documented by one of the tests/exams below:
    a) Passed examination in English foundation course (140 hours/5 periods per week) in Norwegian upper secondary school with a minimum grade of 4 (or an equivalent grade from a Nordic upper secondary school) or alternatively passed examination in English from second and/or third school year, orb) An internationally recognised English language proficiency test.
Required specialization

Prerequisite knowledge of neuroscience and cognitive psychology:This programme requires that you have studied minimum 10 credit points (ECTS) of cognitive psychology or neuroscience in your bachelor's degree.

Applicants to the master's degree programme in psychology must have a minimum of 80 credit points (ECTS) in psychology in their bachelor degree, consisting of:

  • 20 ECTS Methodology (research methods and statistics):
    Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative psychological method from university/higher educational level. It is a prerequisite for successful studies of our master programme that you have a good knowledge of and experience with the use of methods since this is a prerequisite for success in the writing of the master thesis.
  • A minimum of total of 30 ECTS within 3 of the 4 areas listed below. Each area must have a minimum of 5 ECTS to be considered:
    • Social Psychology
    • Personality Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
  • Specialization course at a higher level of minimum 10 ECTS:
    The discipline in Cognitive Neuroscience requires one course on advanced level within cognitive psychology/neuroscience (does not include courses taken 1st year of the bachelor's degree).

Work Experience for Psychology

No work experience is required.

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University of Oslo, Norway

Norway The University of Oslo is the oldest and largest university in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The university was founded in 1811 as The Royal Frederick University and was modelled after the recently established University of Berlin. It was originally named after King Frederick of Denmark and Norway and received its current name in 1939.

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