Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Course details

First year

  • Consumer health and Food Choice Psychology with field project
  • Social and Community psychology of health and eating behaviours with field project
  • Research methods for understanding consumption and health behaviours:
    1. Mod. Qualitative methods
    2. Mod.quantitative methods
  • Principles of agri-food systems and technology innovation:
    1. Mod. Agri-food systems
    2. Mod. Innovative biotechnologies
    3. Mod. Food processing
  • Human nutrition, consumer health and food safety:
    1. Mod. Human nutrition
    2. Mod. Consumer health and food safety
  • Animal welfare and environmental impact assessment:
    1. Mod. animal welfare
    2. Mod. Environmental impact assessment

Second year

  • Clinical psychology of lifestyle with field project
  • Psychology of decision making and wellbeing with field project
  • Psychology of behaviour change to health promotion with field project
  • Advanced analytics for psychology:
    1. Mod. Advanced analytical techniques
    2. Mod. Measurement models for psychological science
  • Stakeholders and consumers engagement
  • Organizational cultures and change management
  • Principles of agricultural and food economics and marketing:
    1. Mod. Principles of agricultural and food economics
    2. Mod. Principles of marketing
  • Sociology of food and health
  • Internships and traineeships in companies, public or private bodies, professional orders
The degree will train consumer and health psychologists who can work as consultants, freelancers, employees, etc. at:
  • market, consumption, communication and public opinion research institutes;
  • marketing- and communication-related services and business functions;
  • national and international manufacturing companies operating in the food and pharmaceutical sectors;
  • local and national institutions and bodies, hospital institutions, local-level health promotion and prevention services, other psychological-clinical contexts;
  • non-profit organisations;
  • foundations and consultancy companies active in the area of food consumption, prevention and health promotion and sustainability;
  • training agencies;
  • web agencies and media agencies;
  • agencies and services for extended social communication (advertising, information, communication);
  • consulting companies;
  • educational services;
  • freelance activity as a psychologist.

In addition, graduates are eligible for a doctorate, specialisation schools and second-level master's degrees.

It should be noted that in order to work as a psychotherapist it is necessary to have obtained a suitable qualification from a school of specialisation in psychotherapy or a university school of specialisation (the Catholic University offers three).

It should be noted that in order to work as a psychologist, it is necessary to have been enrolled in Register A of the Order of Psychologists.

The calendar for the academic year 2024/25will be available in July 2024. 

For reference:  Find here the calendar of the Faculty of Agricultural, food and environmental sciences for the academic year 2023/24. 

Participation to the Orientation Event is highly recommended – Find details here

Students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.