Master's Degree Programme, 6 years

Clinical Programme in Psychology

– About the programme


This programme is taught in Norwegian.

Psychology is the study of behaviour and experience of humans and animals, where the characteristics of these are sought to be explained through theories based on observations and measurement.

At the Department of Psychology at NTNU, research and education in this subject are built up with emphasis on five different perspectives:

  • biological psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • social psychology
  • personality psychology
  • developmental psychology

In the vocational programme we emphasize the application aspect of these fields by using skill training and practice.

Various phenomena and situations can often be described, explained and interpreted in different ways. This fact causes great demands regarding the students' ability to think independently and critically. For this reason, the syllabus emphasizes a programme that will provide the students with comprehensive, thematic, theoretical and methodological training in this subject through reading, teaching and research experience.

The programme qualifies you to become a psychologist in Norway.


You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes. You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


Degree: Candidatus psychologiae (Cand.psychol.)

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Duration: 6 years, 360 ECTS
Programme code: CPSY6
Application code: 194 941
Restricted admission: yes

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Psychology

The information is valid for the current academic year

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim

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