M.Sc. Psychology

Course Overview

M.Sc. Psychology was introduced for the Academic session 2019-20. This course is an integration of science, theory & clinical knowledge for understanding normal and abnormal behavioural issues to solve problems and promote wellbeing and personal development of human beings. It is two year full time post-graduate degree course which is divided into 4 semesters. It provides opportunities to students to learn not only about the important branches of psychology but also to acquire and apply practical skills to various fields of psychology and life at large. M.Sc. degree differs from Master of Arts (M.A.) as the former involves more focus on scientific psychology and research, while the latter involves more liberal arts focus.

This degree is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in their specific area. M.Sc. degree may well serve as preparation for further study at the doctoral level as well as for employability. Students have been involved in research to yield new information; the findings may become part of the body of knowledge that may be useful for various individuals and institutions and people at large. By completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate critical psychological evaluation of human functioning, performance and well-being in different contexts. It will develop advanced research skills in the domain of Psychology.

M.Sc. students study both normal and abnormal individuals in respect of their psychological characteristics in different life domains and help them for better mental health, effective functioning as well as for prevention, diagnosis & treatment of mental problems/ illness of mentally afflicted people.


M.Sc. Psychology


2 Years




B.A./B.Sc. with Psychology as one of the compulsory subject in all the three years with 50% marks.

Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge regarding key theories and methods in psychology
  • In-depth understanding of application of Psychological principles in different behavioural contexts.
  • Knowledge and use of research methods and statistics in psychology.
  • Ability to appraise the efficacy of different interventions to promote psychological well- being and performance.
  • Translation of theory into professional practice and applied research
  • Application of psychological research methods to a novel research topic
  • Planning and execution of an original piece of research
  • Ability to identify and address ethical and professional issues in psychology
  • Developing professional attitude and expertise in the field of psychology
  • Development of independent and flexible approach to effective learning
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