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Fourth semester

During the fourth and final semester you will complete the programme by writing a thesis, which provides you with the possibility to demonstrate and enhance your understanding of theories and empirical research methods.

PSYP01 Master's (Two-year) Thesis in Psychology, 30 credits, full-time

The student is to conduct a sophisticated research project and write a research report based on empirical data. The course aims at providing students with further training in the skills of conducting research within the field of Psychology and, at the same time, the acquire more specialised knowledge within a topic of focus.

The student is to present results of the research project in a thesis, written in English, and as a research report structured in accordance with the standards for empirical research reports in psychology in international research publications.

Course director:
Elia Psouni – Lund University Research Portal

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Former students

"During the last semester of the Master of Science Programme in Psychology, you will be encouraged to utilize the research and critical thinking skills acquired during the first three semesters of the program.  


After the master in Lund I have continued my studies in the Netherlands. Quickly I realized that the independent, critical, and detail oriented attitude I acquired in Lund has aided me strongly throughout my further career. Currently I am a PhD student studying the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis.

My interdisciplinary research background still aids me daily in being successful  in my job."

Pauline van Schaik









– Pauline van Schaik, graduate 2015

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Department of Psychology
Box 213
SE-221 00 Lund

Phone: +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)

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