Educational Psychology

37.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Programme description
  • The programme is designed to train high calibre psychologists to work in education: pre-school, general, secondary vocational, higher and further education institutions. Graduates of the programme will be capable of dealing effectively with the psychological problems that are essential for educational process
  • During training, students master traditional and innovative approaches, methods and techniques of: psychological diagnostics; psychological prevention; psychological intervention (counselling and psychological correction) of all participants of educational relations, including students of different ages, parents, and teachers. Students also acquire: theoretical foundations and technology solutions of psychological support of educational process and academic programmes (including psychological and pedagogical support of inclusive education); and fundamentals of expert psychological activities

The structure and content of the programme enables students to build their own educational paths by choosing between two blocks of subjects:

  • Psychologist in the field of digital education (with a focus on mastering the innovative activities of the psychologist in an environment of extensive use of hardware and software-based information and communication technologies)
  • Psychologist in the field of special education (with a focus on mastering the various aspects of the organisation and content of psychological work with children with disabilities and their families)

Considerable attention is paid to the development of practical skills in psychology, including through a number of internships: research internship; teaching practice; work placements; and pregraduation practice. The programme is most appropriate for applicants with a basic psychological, pedagogical, special (defectological) education.

Main courses
  • Psychological Support for the Subjects of Education
  • Psychological Expertise in Education (with Practical Classes)
  • Teaching Psychology in Higher Education
  • Psychological Theories and Practice of School Education
  • Psychology of Adult Education
  • Inclusive Orthopedagogy (with Practical Classes)
  • Theories and Techniques of Psychological Consultation in Education
  • Digital Psychodiagnostics in the Field of Education
  • Designing and Conducting Psychological Traditional and Online Training in Education
  • Psychological, Medical and Pedagogical Counselling (with Practical Classes)
  • Psychodiagnostics and Psychological Correction in Terms of Dysontogenesis
  • Psychology of Family Upbringing and Education
  • Principles of Psychotherapeutical and Correction and Development Work in Digital Education
  • Art Therapy in Terms of Dysontogenesis
  • Psychology of Communication Among the Subjects of Education in the Digital Educational Environment
  • Psychological Technologies for Children from Risk Groups
  • Current Issues of Modern Educational Psychology
  • Research Design in Psychology
  • Psychology of Deviant Behaviour
  • Personality Development in Digital Education
  • Psychological Counselling in the Context of Inclusive Education
  • Psychology of Educator Work
  • Psychology of Family Upbringing and Education
  • Child Neuropsychology
  • Psychology of Education with Elements of Neurodidactics
Our advantages
  • The programme is interdisciplinary in its contents and methods of training a modern psychologist. Cutting-edge achievements of psychological and pedagogical science and world trends in changing the theory and practice of education are taken into account
  • The programme is practice-oriented, which presupposes: the compulsory use of active and interactive teaching methods (a case method, workshops, group discussions to name just a few); and the involvement of practitioners from a wide network of partner educational institutions (future employers) to solve educational issues
  • The programme provides a wide range of elective courses that makes it possible to master in-depth: the psychology of digital education; special psychology; and the psychology of inclusive education
  • The programme is designed to train high calibre experts who are capable of: solving various issues in educational psychology and related areas; and providing psychological support for children and adults in the contexts of both education, upbringing, correction, socialisation, and personal and professional becoming and development
Main areas of research
  • Psychological support for the subjects of the teaching and learning process
  • Psychology of educational setting
  • Psychology of professional development of a teacher
  • Psychology of family upbringing, the role of the family in the formation of the mindset and moral development of the child
  • Psychological and pedagogical factors in the development of students' competencies
  • Psychological and pedagogical factors of successful learning activities
International relations
  • Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Yale University (the USA)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • The Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Zaragoza (Spain)
  • Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Beira Interior (Portugal)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • The University of Delaware (the USA)
  • The University of Minho (Portugal)
  • The University of Portsmouth (Great Britain)
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela - USC (Spain)
  • Tohoku University (Japan)
  • The University of Houston (the USA)
  • The University of Edinburgh (Great Britain)
  • The Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Practical training and career opportunities

Professions

  • Psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
Accreditation

The programme is internationally and institutionally accredited by the Direction for Evaluation and Accreditation of the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge (DEVA-AAC), the Certificates dated 3 May 2019.