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Study Freestanding courses

At Lund University, you have a unique opportunity to study psychology based on your interests and needs

The Department of Psychology offers a large number of independent courses of both 30 credits and 15 credits and courses that are taught full-time and half-time. The area courses (30 credits) have a clear anchoring within the department's research departments, while the theme courses (15 credits) are for those of you who are interested in study psychology in a more appleid way. The range of courses offers great opportunity for creativity in the combination of courses, which increases your competitiveness in the labor market and in research. The Department of Psychology offers a number of freestanding courses in English.

The preliminary schedule for a course is published 4 weeks before the start of the course. Minor changes may occur thereafter. You can search for the current and previous schedule in TimeEdit by selecting the semester and searching for the course name or course code: TimeEdit | Lunds universitet

You can find the course code for a course that you are going to study in the syllabus or in Ladok.

Course litterature lists are available no later than 8 weeks before the start of the course. You can search for the current and previous course syllabus and course literature list in the LU Syllabus Database by searching for the course code: LU Syllabus Database

There may not be a course litterature list listed for the particular semester you are studying. Then it is the latest course literature list that still applies.

If you want to take a psychology course in English as part of your exchange semester/year, please contact your international coordinator at your home university for more information.

If you want to apply to the course on your own, you do so through


Area courses, 30 credits

In our area courses, you get to immerse yourself in theories and research in specific areas within psychology

PSYD53 Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience, 30 credits (English)

PSYD63 Psychology: Personality- and Development Psychology, 30 credits (English)

Advanced level courses

Advanced level courses have special eligibility requirements in the form of previous university studies. Read more on the course page.

PSYT40 Psychology: The Science of Psychedelic, 5 credits (English)


Study advisor
For guidance regarding studies, student social issues, support measures, study breaks, etc.
Elin Holgersson
046-222 91 15
studievagledare_fk [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (studievagledare_fk[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)
Room P131

Programme administrator
For help with Ladok matters, room bookings, certificates, exams, etc.
Sinnamon Varsamouli Adamopoulou
046-222 33 94
sinnamon [dot] varsamouli_adamopoulou [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (sinnamon[dot]varsamouli_adamopoulou[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)
Room P129

Director of studies
Simon Granér
046-222 87 76
simon [dot] graner [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (simon[dot]graner[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)
Room P132

Department administrator
Email questions regarding Canvas, Inspera
Stefan Persson
stefan [dot] persson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (stefan[dot]persson[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)
Room P123