Degree: Master of Arts in Psychology
Duration: 1,5 Years
National Code of the Study Program: 621S10005
EHU's Existential Psychology Program offers a unique opportunity to acquire the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary for work as an existential psychologist. The approach is based on the principle of interdisciplinarity, including the necessary theoretical resources of psychology and philosophy, in accordance with the European tradition of education of existential psychologists and psychotherapists. The program is characterized by a well-balanced combination of theoretical, practical, and research components in the educational process.
The program involves close academic cooperation between Belarusian philosophers and psychologists and Lithuanian colleagues united around the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology (Birštonas) and the Center of Existential Therapy (Vilnius). Another important partner in the region is the East European Association for Existential Therapy (also registered in Lithuania). Involvement of well-known Western specialists opens up broad perspectives for international cooperation with a wide range of academic institutions in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States.
Practicing psychologist and consultant in different institutions and business structures, or starting a private practice in the field of psychological consulting. The program’s graduates interested in research will be able to continue their studies and research activities at international doctoral programs, including EHU's Doctorate in Philosophy.
Tuition fees for Academic Year 2016/17
|Citizens and residents of Belarus||All other citizens|
Ranking GPA 9,61 or higher – €0/year
Ranking GPA between 9,21 and 9,60 – €750/year
Ranking GPA 9,20 and below – €1500/year
* Ranking GPA for Master's prospective students is calculated on the basis of: 1) Research project; 2) English language exam; 3) Bachelor's diploma subjects average
Prof. Rimantas Kočiūnas, Head of the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology (Birštonas, Lithuania)
Dr. Alice Holzhey-Kunz, President of the Swiss Society for Hermeneutic Anthropology and Dasein Analysis
Prof. Dr.med. Thomas Fuchs, Karl-Jaspers-Professor for Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Heidelberg University
Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, one of the leading theorists and practitioners of existential therapy in the United Kingdom
Prof. Simon du Plock, Director of Center for Practice Based Research at Metanoia Institute, Coeditor of the Existential Analysis journal
The philosophical courses are taught by the leading representatives of the phenomenological school of EHU:
Prof. Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov
Prof. Dr. Tatiana Shchyttsova
Assoc. Prof. Andrei Laurukhin
Assoc. Prof. Olga Shparaga
For information on admission
call: +370 5 2639650