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Psychological Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The Bachelor’s degree course in Psychological Science at the University of Padova will disclose to you one of the most intriguing and contemporary domains where theoretical study and clinical, experimental activities are on the same level. You will study with scientific rigour and also enjoy yourselves in the process.


The Psychological Science programme at the University of Padova is designed to provide you with strong foundations in psychology. You will study subjects such as Brain and behaviour, Developmental psychology, Social psychology and communication, Clinical psychology and Foundations of health psychology. The course includes both compulsory and optional teachings and aims to lay the scientific basis for your future studies in the field and prepare you to work in a variety of sectors. 

The theoretical learning will be integrated with practical work and experimental activities and so you will attend lectures and also work in study groups. Seminars and workshops will also be part of your educational training. Our aim is to encourage our students to take a critical approach to their studies and gain an international perspective.


Graduates in Psychological Science may find professional occupations in public or private bodies, in education and in enterprises and organisations of the third sector.

Under the supervision of a professional Psychologist they can work in services caring for the individual, groups, organisations and communities in promoting health. All these sectors are related to psychometric assessment, psychosocial assistance and development of human resources across the life span.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Should there be any available places after this selection, a new admission notice will be published in May.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year: The first year of the programme will include: Basic concepts of psychology, Brain and behaviour, Developmental psychology, Social psychology and communication, Dynamic psychology.

Second year: The second year will include: Statistical methods in psychology, Work and organisation psychology, Clinical psychology, Animal psychology and Neuropsychology

Third year: The third year will include: Genes and behaviour, Cognition and sensory perception, Spatial cognition, Psychology of language, Health psychology and of course the goal of the three-year course: graduation!

Each year, students must also attend optional courses, such as Human sexuality, Artificial intelligence and many others, to reach the required amount of credits.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Secondary school diploma
  • SAT test (Scholastic attitude Test only, the optional Essay is not required)
  • If candidates do not have the SAT test, only non-EU citizens residing outside Italy will be invited to take a Skype interview. However, priority will be given to candidates with a SAT test score.
  • This programme does not require students to provide any English language certificate, nonetheless a fluent level of English is essential, being all the activities of the BA’s (i.e. lectures, exams, textbooks, etc.) totally held in English.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    The total amount can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”.

    Living costs for Padova

    • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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