The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 44.03.02 - Educational Psychology

Specialisation: Educational Psychology

Degree: Bachelor

Study Mode: Full Time


Full Time: 4 academic years (240ECTS)

Entry Criteria: Russian Certificate of Complete Secondary Education (or equivalent), with school-leaving Unified State Examination results in Biology, Foreign Language and Russian.

Would you like to be somebody who can help children and adolescents thrive and develop, learn and socialise, realise their potential and be happier persons? If you are interested in becoming a specialist in Educational Psychology and learning two foreign languages as well, then our University has just the Bachelor programme to meet your needs.

Programme Overview

The programme is aimed at mastering fundamental theoretical psychological and educational disciplines (General, Developmental, Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology of Children and Adolescents, History of Pedagogy and Education); and a wide range of applied disciplines (Psychological Intervention in Educational Settings, Social-Psychological Training, Pedagogical Communication Training, etc.).

You will learn how to use modern methods of diagnostics and psychological correction of behavioural, cognitive, emotional and social problems and disabilities at different ages. These skills are practiced during short-term work placement programmes at schools, recreation camps (including foreign language-training ones), family and children aid centres, as well as at other institutions providing psychological and educational support.

At the end of your studies you will have an oral final examination in Educational Psychology. You will also give a viva presentation of your graduation research paper (Bachelor’s Thesis).

After graduation you will be able to work in entry-level positions in a variety of settings, primarily in primary and secondary education, social and human services, health care, community relations and culture. Those interested in further studies and more advanced research will definitely appreciate the Master programme our university offers.

Year 1

The first year focuses on giving you an introduction to your study area with subjects such as General Psychology, History of Education, Developmental Anatomy and Psychology of Stress. It is also the time when the foundation of your two foreign languages (one of them English) will be laid.

Year 2

Languages and General Psychology will continue in your second year, supplemented by Developmental, Educational, Social, Labour and Experimental Psychology, Applied Math and Pedagogy. You will continue mastering your second foreign language.

Year 3

In your third year, psychological disciplines get even more specialised and geared towards the field of education with Clinical Psychology, Psychodiagnostics, Deviant Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselling and Career Counselling. The second semester is a time of your first work placement period. The languages curriculum continues.

Year 4

The theoretical disciplines of your final year are particularly relevant for your professional development (Psychological Aspects of Vocational Training). Your fourth year will bring a number of elective courses, such as Psychological Interventions, Group Psychology, Psychological Assistance in Continued Education, Trainings in Educational Communication, and more. You can consolidate your skills during a job placement period. You will also be allowed four weeks to complete your Bachelor’s Thesis.