Psychology belongs to the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in the University of Tampere. Teaching integrates psychological theories, research and professional training in the following areas (1) Developmental and personality psychology (2) Mental health and clinical psychology (3) Cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, (4) Work and organizational psychology, as well as (5) Psychological assessment, evaluation and methods. Students practice their skills both in the Psychology Clinic Psyke at the University and in various organizations offering psychological services.
Studies proceed from BA (candidate thesis in psychology, 3 years 180 ECTS) to MA (master thesis in psychology, 2.5 years including a 5-months internship 150 ECTS). Master of Psychology (330 ECTS) is requirement for working as a legitimate psychologist. The Tampere university unit of Psychology is part of national training for specialization (Licentiate) and doctoral (PhD.) studies in psychology. Lecturing and contact teaching are in Finnish, but there is a possibility to carry out literature exams in English. The annual intake of students is 25, all through entrance examination.
The Tampere University unit of Psychology is situated in Linna building, 4th floor. There are currently ten teaching positions and a dozen researchers. Most of the research is externally financed and conducted in close international cooperation. The research covers three main areas: “Social cognition, emotion and social ability”, “Work, environment and well-being”, and “Mental health, clinical neuropsychology and interventions”.