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Info 2023/2024

Degree type
Master degree course
Duration and credits
Admission test
Available places
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
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The course at a glance


The Master's Degree Course in Psychology (LM-51) aims to provide advanced knowledge of psychological disciplines. In particular, it aims to impart diagnostic and clinical skills for research, design, implementation and evaluation of field interventions in the following fields 

  • health promotion
  • prevention of distress 
  • support for learning, socialisation and orientation processes in individual, family, organisational and community contexts, in normal and pathological situations. 

Learning by doing

The course actively involves students in project development, in evaluation and intervention planning and in the analysis of individual and group dynamics. Professionalising activities include workshops in small groups on characteristic aspects of the profession under the guidance of lecturers and/or experienced professionals. 

Career opportunities

After completing their internship, passing the state examination and enrolling in Section A of the National Board of Psychologists, master's graduates in psychology may: 

  • practise the profession of psychologist, within the limits of the regulations, in the various fields of psychology: clinical and health, education, work and organisations 
  • access four-year postgraduate training in psychotherapy 
  • access university master's degrees 
  • access PhD programs


The Master's Degree Course in Psychology is aimed at placing graduates in the world of work, also thanks to the consolidated collaboration with the Ligurian Regional Board of Psychologists. It provides an advanced knowledge of the contents and methods of the psychological disciplines, with the aim of training a psychologist able to operate independently and apply theories and techniques of psychology for different purposes. 

The course offers 2 didactic and professional training programs: 

  • Clinical and community psychology 
  • Psychology of typical and atypical development 

In the first year there are: three common courses, two differentiated by curriculum, one elective and one related course, 4 compulsory ECTS of laboratories, common to the two curricula, and 2 ECTS of internships.

In the second year, the teaching load is lower, in order to focus on professionalisation and the realisation of the thesis project. 

Program Coordinator

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Welcome to the Master's Degree Course in Psychology. Our community - students, lecturers, tutors and all the staff - is strongly committed to combining theoretical teaching with research and professional practice. You will be able to undertake your specialised training in a friendly atmosphere, aimed at developing solid human relations, and you will be able to share our enthusiasm for the psychology profession. 

Course Coordinator

Find us

Department of Education Sciences - DISFOR
Corso Andrea Podestà 2
16128 Genova

Stories of success

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I am an occupational psychologist, enrolled in the Ligurian Regional Board of Psychologists. I studied at the Department of Educational Sciences at the University of Genoa and graduated in 2010.
Tommaso Piccinno
Occupational Psychologist
During my studies at UniGe, I found lecturers and teaching that stimulated my interest in research and this prompted me to continue my education with a PhD in Anthropological, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences and a thesis on organisational resilience. I later became a research fellow to explore these topics further. After several years of collaboration with a research group made up of UniGe lecturers and PhD students, we founded a university spin-off, VIE srl, of which I am CEO, with the aim of applying the products of university research to the world of work. Our main areas of intervention are: safety (perception of risk of a clinical nature, related to catastrophic natural events or safe driving), user experience (cognitive ergonomics, product usability, human-technology interaction), and effective communication (interpersonal relations, conflict management, building effective messages). To date, we are involved in several European research projects and provide consultancy to numerous private companies, both national and multinational, and public bodies, to help them act on Human Factor issues, which may be critical for the achievement of business objectives.

Tommaso Piccinno
Occupational psychologist

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