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Course details

Each course syllabus is available here.
Select the academic year, campus and Faculty to view and download the file. 

First year

  • Fundamentals of neurobiology and genetics - 8 ECTS
  • Research methods in psychology - 4 ECTS
  • Pedagogy or Sociology - 8 ECTS
  • Psychodynamics - 8 ECTS
  • Experimental psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Social psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Philosophy of psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Foreign language - 5 ECTS
  • IT skills - 3 ECTS
  • Cooperative learning activities - 2 ECTS

Second year

  • Advanced research methods in psychology - 6 ECTS 
  • Developmental psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Group processes and intervention (with practical activities) - 8 ECTS
  • Interviews and survey design (with practical activities) - 8 ECTS
  • Neuropsychology and anatomo-functional cognitive processes - 8 ECTS
  • Elective courses* -  4 ECTS
  • Statistics for psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Work and organizational psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Cooperative learning activities - 2 ECTS


* The Faculty recommends the course "Personality psychology"

Third year

  • Clinical psychology - 8 ECTS
  • Clinical interviewing (with practical activities) - 8 ECTS
  • Psychological testing (with practical activities) - 8 ECTS
  • Two elective courses among the following - 8+8 ECTS
    • Communication and cognitive enhancement technologies
    • Health and sport psychology
    • Psychology of iinterpersonal, family and social relationships
    • Psychology of typical and atypical adolescence
  • Elective course - 8 ECTS
  • Guided practice - 6 ECTS
  • Final dissertation - 4 ECTS


Graduates will be eligible to work as a junior psychologist in individual, groupal, organizational, and communitarian settings by applying psychological knowledge and techniques in order to support assessment practices and psychological interventions, to enhance health and well-being, to promote personal and social development of individuasl, groups, organizations, and societies. This curriculum is compliant with Europsy (the European qualification standard for psychologists) requirements (1st phase). Specific professional career opportunities include assessment and counselling for school psychology; psychoeducational programmes and rehabilitation for health psychology; planning and implementation in basic research; communication and marketing programmes; human resources selection and training. 
The calendar for the academic year 2023/24 will be available in July 2023. 
For reference: classes for the academic year 2022/23 started on October 3rd, 2022.

Find here the calendar of the Faculty of Psychology for the academic year 2022/23.  

Please refer to this webpage for updates about delivery mode for academic year 2023/24.
If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicated iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).

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