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Clinical Psychology, M.Sc.

For decades, Clinical Psychology represents the most important field of application in Psychology. The area of clinical psychology focuses on psychological problems, mental abnormalities and disturbances. In addition to this, though, Clinical Psychology also analyzes the psychic aspects of physical illness and the health repercussions of severe mental stress and crises that can lead to problems of adaptation and psychic problems. Clinical Psychology classifies the various manifestations of psychic disturbances and behavioral disorders in an attempt to understand their manifold causes. Here, special attention is paid to a person’s individual resources and contingencies that enable him to understand and cope with internal and external psychic stresses. The master’s study program is conceived as a research-oriented course of studies in the area of Clinical Psychology.

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement. The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations). It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment.

Enrolment for new students:
for winter semester, deadline for applications/enrolment: 15.07. online via Master's portal. A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassung-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Enrolment for advanced students:
for winter and summer semester, deadline for applications/enrolment for the summer semester: 15.01.,
More information at Application and enrolment.

The study program is divided into three main parts:

  • general foundations and methods as well as diagnostics in Clinical Psychology
  • clinical disorders and their therapies
  • the application field of medical rehabilitation

Typical career fields include, for example:

• independent psychotherapeutic practices
• counseling centers
• psychiatric clinics and outpatient units for adults or children and adolescents
• specialist psychosomatic and rehabilitation centers
• rehabilitation clinics and centers
• inpatient and outpatient facilities in addiction therapy
• school psychology services
• homes for children and adolescents pursuant to statutory provisions
• early support institutions
• general hospital and university clinics
• research and education at university institutes
• psychological services for firms and organizations.

A current overview of all contacts can be found on the German version of this website. 


You can find current module descriptions (Modulhandbücher or -beschreibungen), study schedules (Studienverlaufspläne) and other course-specific information on the German version of this site.


Language requirements

M.Sc. Clinical Psychology is a German-speaking study program. Therefore the prerequisite for enrollment is that you can prove sufficient knowledge of German, at least at C1 level. Accepted German language certificates are published on the internet.

A further admission requirement is a language certificate evidencing English competence at the level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Contact person

Marion Roy
Visiting address: Grazer Str. 2/ room 0210, 28359 Bremen
Post address: Universität Bremen, Fachbereich 11, POB 33 04 40, 28334 Bremen
Phone: +49-421-218-68504


Student counseling

Prof. Dr. Franz Petermann,
Visiting address: Grazer Str. 6/ room 2420, 28359 Bremen, Phone: +49-421-218-68601, email:
Post address: Universität Bremen, Fachbereich 11, Zentrum für Klinische Psychologie und Rehabilitation (ZKPR), POB 33 04 40, 28334 Bremen