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The 20 best Masters in Psychology

The 20 best Masters in Psychology

May 26, 2024

Habitually I am contacted by many people interested in pursuing their postgraduate studies in Spain .

Psychology is a very broad field, because it covers different areas of application. Generally, many students of psychology, when they begin their studies are motivated to be able to practice as clinical psychology professionals, but as the career progresses they realize that there are different professional opportunities equally attractive and interesting.

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Most prestigious Psychology Masters in Spain

The next post picks up a recommendation of the best Masters (or master's degrees) that you can take once you finish your Bachelor's or Bachelor's degree in Psychology, so that, in this way, you can continue training and become a great professional in this field. The data from which we have developed this ranking have collected different recommendations and merits that institutions and specialized journals have poured into these training courses.

Since the different titles belong to different specialties of psychology, the order of the list does not respond to any particular criterion.

Let us begin.

1. Master in Integrative Psychotherapy (University of Nebrija and Mensalus Institute)

  • Center: Mensalus Institute and University of Nebrija
  • Scope: Clinical psychology
  • Location: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 5,500

The Master in integrative psychotherapy offered by the Instituto Mensalus is accredited by the General Council of Psychology of Spain, endorsed by the UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and by the SEIP (Spanish Society for the Integration of Psychotherapy). It allows you to obtain a university degree from the University of Nebrija.

This Master has the highest formative quality, and combines scientific rigor with professional clinical and psychotherapeutic praxis , giving a special weight to this last aspect. That is why it consists of more than 400 practical teaching hours so that the student not only consolidates the theoretical knowledge, but also obtains enough clinical experience to be able to develop competently in the work environment to which he aspires.

One of the great problems that graduates face when they finish their Degree in Psychology or the General Master's Degree in Health is that they are not prepared to put into practice all the learning they have acquired throughout their years of study. To compensate this reality, Mensalus Institute designed this postgraduate course so that students can deepen and experiment with different psychotherapeutic techniques and tools, either through viewing live sessions with patients or acting themselves as psychologists within the center, under the supervision of the therapists-tutors. The objective is for the students of this Master to obtain the skills, experience and confidence necessary to be able to perform professional psychotherapeutic work with maximum guarantees.

2. Master in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopathology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

  • Center: Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: € 4,800

These Master's studies provide continuity to Bachelor's or Psychology degree programs and offer training in the field of applied psychological therapy in children and adolescents. Provides updated knowledge in child and adolescent clinical psychopathology and prepares the student for professional practice thanks to the technical and personal skills that every psychologist needs for the evaluation, diagnosis, recovery and prevention of disorders that affect the mental health of children and young people.

This post-graduate training has a cognitive-behavioral orientation, covers the basic strategies of child and youth clinical psychology and illustrates how the different psychotherapeutic tools can be applied to assess and intervene in health and mental well-being in these ages. In addition, it reviews the models of psychological treatment that are used nowadays and that have turned out to be more effective.

3. Master's Degree in Prevention in Drug Addiction and other Addictive Behaviors (VIU)

  • Center: International University of Valencia
  • Scope: Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 1 course
  • Price: On request

Addictions are one of the most important health fields of our times, and their impact involves both behavioral and physical well-being dynamics. Taking into account that the popularization of all types of drugs has made addictions have a high degree of prevalence in the population and addictive behaviors (pathological and derivative) can also noticeably wear down the lifestyle of people, the initiatives of prevention have become very important.

For all this, this is one of the most interesting masters in psychology for all those people with training in the health, educational and psychosocial fields who seek a way to specialize online through a quality learning program. This is the first official master's degree in this subject, it offers practices to gain experience in the applied field and has an operation based on personalized tutorials that helps to learn constantly.

4. Erasmus Mundus Interuniversity Master's Degree in Work, Organizational and Human Resources Psychology (WOP-P)

  • Center: Various
  • Scope: Psychology of organizations
  • Location: Various
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 5,200

This official master's degree allows psychology students to extend their training in the field of organizational psychology, work and human resources. The Master WOP-P in Psychology of Work, Organizations and Human Resources is ideal to develop research skills and to expand knowledge and improve professional skills to take advantage of the full potential in this field.

It is supported by the Erasmus Mundus Program (European Union), and seven universities collaborate: University of Valencia, University of Barcelona, ​​Università di Bologna (Italy), University of Coimbra (Portugal), Université René Descartes Paris V (France), University of Guelph (Canada) and Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil)

Classes are taught in English, so a good command of this language is required, both written and spoken. After a strict selection process, each student is assigned a main university, but it is compulsory to study a semester at another collaborating university. Its multicultural environment and the opportunity to know the HR strategies of other countries and other forms of work is very attractive for students, because The global dimension of the current industrial world requires intercultural competences .

In an increasingly complex society, it is essential to provide yourself with an optimal training and stay in touch with current reality to be up to the professional requirements. A good organizational psychologist, in the current labor market, requires certain professional, intercultural or research skills. All of them, competences offered by the program of this master's degree, at the highest level of excellence. The Master WOP-P has a duration of 120 ECTS credits and costs 5,200 euros.

5. Master in Functional Analysis in Clinical and Health Contexts (University of Almería)

  • Center: University of Almería
  • Scope: Clinical psychology
  • Location: Almería (Spain)
  • Duration: 1 course
  • Price: € 1,800

This Master provides its students with the key knowledge and strategies necessary for training and research n in psychological disorders. The generalist profile acquired by the student, with special emphasis on the ability to analyze, make decisions, solve problems, teamwork, the spirit of initiative and ability to innovate, is ideal for future development in different areas , covering different disorders and with projection of work in multiple contexts (educational centers, special education, prevention, health centers, children, adolescents, adults, etc.).

The title has an official character and it is possible to obtain it in the period of one year. It gives direct access to Doctorate with Mention of Excellence by the Ministry of Education . This Master has a duration of 60 ECTS credits and costs 1,800 euros.

6. Master's Degree in Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

  • Center: Complutense University of Madrid
  • Scope: Clinical psychology
  • Location: Madrid (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 5,476

The main objective of Master in Psycho-oncology and Palliative Care is to train psychologists specialized in the evaluation and treatment of the psychological needs of cancer patients in order to improve their well-being. His teaching method is based on practical training in direct intervention on the patient, family members, and attention to specialized health personnel.

The practices last 350 hours and are carried out in hospitals and cancer patient care centers and their relatives.Each student is assigned a tutor who is responsible for guiding and guiding their clinical practice. The total duration of the Master is 700 hours and its price is 5,476 euros.

7. Master in Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport (Autonomous University of Madrid)

  • Center: Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Scope: Sports psychology
  • Location: Madrid (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 4,218

In the world of psychology, not everything is divans and statistical data analysis. For some years now, the psychology of physical activity and sport has been gaining ground until it consolidates as another branch of this discipline. The increase in the demand of these professionals led in 1989 to the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Spanish Olympic Committee to create a program to obtain the title of Master's Degree in Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport .

The fundamental objective of the program is train qualified specialists who can intervene effectively in the sports field . The training program lasts 2,000 hours, of which 500 are professional practices in institutions and sports organizations such as municipalities, football and basketball clubs and various sports federations.

8. Master in Clinical Neuropsychology (UAB)

  • Center: Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • Scope: Neuropsychology
  • Location: On-site
  • Duration: 1 course
  • Price: Consult with center

This Master aims to train those professionals of psychology interested in acquiring the necessary knowledge to function correctly in the field of evaluation and neuropsychological rehabilitation in clinical practice. To do this, it covers both the exploration and diagnosis and the rehabilitation of disorders derived from brain damage, regardless of their origin: degenerative, congenital, acquired, etc.

Throughout the training program, students manage to master the evaluation tests and the most effective treatment techniques, and develop the essential skills to implement them. They also delve into the physiology of the nervous system and the clinical manifestations characteristic of alterations in neurological functions, and learn to write neuropsychological reports in full.

This training is face-to-face and has two editions: one in Barcelona and another in San Sebastián . It has an extension of 60 ECTS credits and a duration of one year.

9. Master in Intervention and Family Mediation (Jaume I University)

  • Center: Jaume I University
  • Scope: Neuropsychology
  • Location: Castellón (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 3,000 (approximate data)

The curriculum of the Master's Degree in Family Intervention and Mediation It consists of 60 ECTS credits, and has its focus on families. It focuses on the acquisition of skills and abilities that promote their development processes over time, as well as the use of prevention and intervention-mediation strategies in conventional, non-conventional or special needs situations (handicaps, immigration). , adoptions, divorces, addictions, abuse, etc.) that can lead to crisis situations such as the lack of protection of minors or other family members.

The master has a wide range of practices , such as juvenile courts, family courts, victim assistance offices, social services, etc.

10. Master in Educational and Psychological Intervention (University of Navarra)

  • Center: University of Navarra
  • Scope: Educational Psychology
  • Location: Navarra (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 9,270

This Master's program v aimed at training their students so that they can counteract learning difficulties and developmental disorders presented by some individuals throughout their life cycle. Therefore, the master covers different topics: high abilities and people with disabilities, language, communication and speech development disorders, difficulties in reading, writing and mathematics, children with ADHD, fears and phobias, violence and bullying, etc. .

From this master's degree at the University of Navarra basic and applied research is promoted . Its cost is € 9,270 and consists of 60 ECTS credits.

11. Master in Emotional Intelligence and Intervention in Emotions and Health (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

  • Center: Complutense University of Madrid
  • Scope: Various
  • Location: Madrid (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 6,000

The Master in Emotional Intelligence and Intervention in Emotions and Health has been taught for more than 15 years. This course is eminently practical (with internal and external practices), is oriented within the cognitive-behavioral framework and trains professionals to apply emotional intelligence in different areas, such as clinical and health, educational, work, etc.

The face-to-face sessions are in Madrid and the center carries out different intervention programs in the main health centers of this community. The duration, spread over two years, is 800 hours, and its price is 6,000 euros.

12. Master in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for the Public Mental Health Network (University of Barcelona)

  • Center: University of Barcelona
  • Scope: Clinical psychology
  • Location: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: € 6,600

This Master It is ideal for those individuals who wish to continue their training as psychoanalytic psychotherapists. It began in the 2004/05 academic year, and since 2013 it has been recognized by the Spanish Association of Psychotherapists Federation (FEAP).

The central axes of the training are psychoanalytic theory, clinical practice and case supervision. There are two types of intervention: intervention in adults or intervention in childhood and adolescence. The Master's degree consists of 84 ECTS credits and its price is approximately 6,600 euros.

13. Interuniversity Master's Degree in Educational Psychology-MIPE- (several universities)

  • Center: UAB, UB, UG and URL
  • Scope: Educational Psychology
  • Location: Barcelona and Girona
  • Duration: 2 courses
  • Price: Contact administration

It is a training offer in Educational Psychology offered jointly by four Catalan universities: the University of Barcelona, ​​the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​the University of Girona and the Ramon Llull University. It offers two specialties to better adapt to different student profiles: Specialty of Psychoeducational Intervention Y Specialty of Psychoeducational Research .

The Master, which can be part of a postgraduate training program that includes Interuniversity Doctorate in Educational Psychology , is oriented to provide theoretical and practical knowledge about education (in a broad sense) and the psychological bases in which it is sustained.

14. Master's Degree in Psychogerontology (several universities)

  • Center: US, UB, USC and UV
  • Scope: Psychogerontology
  • Location: Salamanca, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration: 1 year and a half
  • Price: € 3,800

The Master's Degree in Psychogerontology is taught at several universities: University of Salamanca, University of Barcelona, ​​University of Valencia and University of Santiago de Compostela (coordinator).

Its objective is to train specialized graduates in the area of ​​the Psychology of aging and the elderly, so that its program is oriented in such a way as to provide its students with professional and investigative skills that allow the best possible professional performance in the field of evaluation and psychological intervention with the elderly: healthy, cognitively impaired or with other psychopathologies, both in the family and institutional. This degree consists of 90 ECTS credits and a duration of one and a half years. Its price is € 3,800

15. Master in Self-Leadership and Group Leadership (University of Barcelona)

  • Center: University of Barcelona
  • Scope: Psychology of the groups
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: € 4,400 + fees

The Master in Self-Leadership and Group Driving It provides its students with the necessary strategies and the key knowledge that a professional analyst and group leader currently needs, so that he / she can act in different contexts and areas of application: social, clinical, educational and organizational.

The profile of the graduate is that of a group intervention and research professional . For this reason, competences and skills are trained with an experiential-experiential and practical methodology as well as in the laboratory. This Master is a pioneer in Spain and is one of the few internationally existing. It consists of 60 ECTS credits and its price is € 4,400 + fees.

16. Master's Degree in Research in Psychology (UNED)

  • Center: National University of Distance Education
  • Scope: Research
  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: € 2,000 (approximate data)

This Master of 60 ECTS credits has an investigative character, so forms high level researchers in the different areas of knowledge of Psychology . Its objective is for students to acquire advanced training of a specialized nature. For this reason, it has a wide range of subjects, organized modularly around various research itineraries, which allow the student to design their own training based on their objectives.

The Master's Degree in Research in Psychology , thanks to its online nature, it is ideal for those who are working, because although it is possible to study in one year, there is the possibility of enrolling 15 ECTS credits per course.This Master's degree qualifies for later access to the Doctoral Program in Psychology Research, offered by the UNED.

17. Master in Family and Couple Therapy (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas)

  • Center: Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
  • Scope: Family and couple therapy
  • Location: Madrid
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: € 7,400

This Master is mainly aimed at p psychologists interested in psychotherapeutic and psychosocial intervention from the systemic model , an approach that is presented as a scientific form of approximation and representation of reality viewed from a holistic and integrating perspective, where what is important are the relationships and the components that emerge from them.

The objective of this Master's program is the specialization in the field of therapeutic, preventive, psychoeducational or psychosocial with couples and families, with Special emphasis on practical training (200 hours) and the acquisition of intervention skills. Its price is € 7,400 and consists of 60 ECTS credits.

18. Master's Degree in Forensic and Criminal Psychology (University of Barcelona)

  • Center: University of Barcelona
  • Scope: Forensic Psychology
  • Location: Barcelona
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: € 6,140

The Master in Forensic and Criminal Psychology of the University of Barcelona is taught for the eighth consecutive year and aims to train those professionals of psychology interested in the field of forensics and criminology.

This Master's degree deals exhaustively with different theoretical aspects of forensic psychology, from criminology, law and the judicial system, to antisocial and criminal behavior, psychological evaluation techniques, the different types of expertise, mediation, etc. Includes workshops and 150 hours of professional practices in numerous prestigious centers and institutions. This postgraduate program gives access to a sector in which there is a growing demand, consists of 60 ECTS credits and costs € 6,140.

19. Master's Degree in Psychosocial and Community Intervention (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

  • Center: Autonomous University of Madrid
  • Scope: Social Psychology
  • Location: Madrid
  • Duration: 1 year and a half
  • Price: € 5,300 (approximate data)

The objective of this Master is to offer their students High quality training in aspects of research and intervention in the field of psychosocial and community action . It aims to train qualified specialists who are trained in the design, application and evaluation of research programs or psychosocial and community intervention in the public and private sectors of Social Services, Third Sector and Social Economy.

The different modules seek to cover the essential objectives and competences in relation to the Psychology of Social Intervention, so that the students acquire the necessary skills for a good future work performance. To obtain the title, students must complete 60 ECTS credits.

20. Master in Intervention in Learning Difficulties (University of Valencia)

  • Center: University of Valencia
  • Scope: Educational Psychology / Psychopedagogy
  • Location: Valencia
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Price: € 2,800

Honorable mention for this Master offered by the UV. The understanding and improvement of the learning processes of students is one of the central themes of psychoeducational research, and one of the great challenges has always been to adequately attend to all students in order to maximize their learning and for both his academic performance and the development of his cognitive and emotional abilities.

This Master's degree contributes to its students advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training, aimed at knowing the current state of research in the field of learning difficulties and cognitive processes. Students learn to apply methods and techniques of research and intervention in the field of learning difficulties and become professionals perfectly prepared for the world of work. This postgraduate program consists of 60 ECTS credits and its price is € 2,800

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