The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

37.04.01 MA in PSYCHOLOGY

Specialisation: Applied Psychology

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology. The degree will equip you with knowledge and a critical appreciation of contemporary psychological theory and research.

What You Will Study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

· Theory and methodology of psychology and educational psychology

· Psychological theories in modern practice

· Methods of teaching psychology

· Fundamentals of practical psychology

· Planning of psychological and pedagogical research

· Developmental psychology and pedagogical design

· Differential psychology

· Psychology of communication

· Methods and techniques of psychological counselling

· Supervision of the practical activity of a psychologist

· Methods and techniques of psychotherapy in practical psychology

· Practical psychology of professional activity

· Methods and techniques of psychotherapy in practical psychology

· Methods of active learning

· Foreign language in the field of professional communication

· Professionally oriented translation

· Workshop on the culture of professional speech communication (foreign language)

· Design and adaptation of psychological tests


Our graduates will be able to pursue careers in a variety of contexts:

· In counselling centers and emergency psychological assistance to the population

· In educational and medical institutions as psychological consultants

· In Russian and foreign universities as teachers and researchers

· In scientific organizations leading innovative developments in the field of psychology

· In business organizations as specialists in individual psychological work with personnel

· In private consulting and developmental and psychotherapeutic practice

Possible vectors of employment of graduates of the master's programme:

· Scientific career: postgraduate studies, work in scientific and research structures

· Teaching career: educational institutions of higher professional education, secondary vocational education

· Public service: public administration bodies (departments engaged in educational, social and migration policy, employment)

· Work in international and Russian commercial structures

· Consulting centers (Centers for monitoring and prevention of interethnic conflicts, Tolerance Center, Recruitment Centers for organizations, etc.)

Work in non-governmental and non-profit organizations (public and charitable foundations, councils)