Psychology: Legal Psychologyfull time

  • Master of Science


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Berlin


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Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
Target group

Graduates of a psychological Bachelor's degree from a university or university of applied sciences


How can you judge whether someone is telling the truth? How can you support offenders in their successful reintegration? How can family law assessments be drawn up that meet the needs of all family members? Legal psychologists work at the interfaces of psychology and the legal system, where questions like these arise on a daily basis. They either work as experts on behalf of courts, work with offenders in the penal system or support police and investigative work. The new consecutive MSc in Psychology: legal psychology at the PHB now offers graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology the opportunity to qualify for these professional fields during their Master's degree course. The degree course conveys both legal psychology and clinical content and optimally prepares you for your first legal psychology position. If you hold a suitable Bachelor's degree, it also qualifies you for training for a licence to practise in accordance with the old training regulations. After graduation, graduates of the PHB have excellent opportunities for continuing education. For instance, they can enter the second academic year of the career-integrated MSc in Legal Psychology and additionally obtain this advanced academic degree. The length of studies is reduced to one year. The degree course will start again in the winter semester of 2024/25 at the PHB.

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements

Successful application for the degree course requires: a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from a university or university of applied sciences or an academic degree from a university or university of applied sciences that can be recognised as equivalent, whereby the proportion of psychological study content (including statistics and methodology) must be at least 90 ECTS credit points. As part of the Bachelor's degree programme, students should have completed all the content-related and methodological basics of psychology required for a successful Master's degree programme to an appropriate extent. This includes: Statistics and Research Methods, Psychological Diagnostics and Test Theory, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Differential / Personality Psychology, Social Psychology and Biological Psychology. Any basic knowledge missing can be made up for in gap courses or additional courses at the PHB (Berlin Psychological University).

Lecture period
  • 08.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 07.02.2025

Languages of instruction

Main language


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