Learning OutcomesThe graduates of the Psychology programme of Tallinn University:
- know new trends in psychology and deep knowledge in the field of doctoral theses;
- understand the role and meaning of psychology in a broad contex of social sciences;
- are able to analyze and critically evaluate different studies, paradigms, theories and models of psychology;
- are capable to plan and organize R&D activities, critically analyze and evaluate results;
- are competent in teaching psychology and supporting the students' learning process;
- are able to present results of scientific research in scientific communication;
- are able to introduce specific psychology related knowledge in the larger context of the society and culture, participate in discussions in the society and affect social decision processes;
- know ethical and professional standards in the field of practical psychology;
- are able to prepare and perform international research projects;
- know the deep knowledge of research methods, new trends and theories in psychology.
- Conferred Degree: PhD (Psychology)
Why Study Psychology at Tallinn University?
The School of Natural Sciences and Health is home to researchers and lecturers who work on an international level in developmental, cultural, and school psychology and also the new psychology paradigm – idiographic psychology. However, the School of Natural Sciences and Health operates on the principle of academic freedom and supports the academic development of the doctoral student on an international level and with the presence of external supervisors also in fields not related to the institute’s research fields of priority.
What are the Career Options After the Studies?
A PhD in psychology enables the graduate to work primarily in three fields: a) as top specialists in various organizations that require analytical skills, the development of original solutions, and the usage of science-based arguments; b) as university lecturers; c) as heads of R&D projects or as a researcher in such a project.
- For more information, please visit the programme page.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Cognitive Sciences Counselling
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or certificate of a corresponding qualification + Transcript of Records/Academic Transcript (official translationsare requested if the documents are not in English);
- Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or certificate of a corresponding qualification + Transcript of Records (official translations are requested if the documents are not in English);
- Copy of the identification page of passport;
- Proof of English language Proficiency;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Thesis proposal signed by the prospective supervisor;
- Copy of a Sworn Affidavit to Confirmation of Name if the applicant's name stated in his/her passport differs from the name on any of the other required documents;
- Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to his/her physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
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