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About Psychological science at University of Padova

The Bachelor's degree course in Psychological Science 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.


Level: First-cycle degree

Field of study: L-24 - Psychology

Degree awarded: Bachelor's degree in Psychological Science

Start date: October 2018

Location: Padova

Course description

The programme 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.

Course structure

Each academic year consists of two semesters.

  • First semester: classes from October to January - Winter exam session: January to February
  • Second semester: classes from March to June - Summer exam session: June to July

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Programme Coordinator: Prof. Sara Mondini, Chair of the degree course in Psychological Science (

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Tuition fees

Information on 2018/19 fees will be available in 2018: amounts will largely stay the same as for A.Y. 2017/18.

For academic year 2017/18: euro 2.597,00.

The above amounts can be significantly waived (minimum fee: 561,00 euro/A.Y.) based on your 'Equivalent Economic Status Index - ISEE'. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees - Key Documents.

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either unconditional or conditional, will be asked to pay a tuition fee deposit of euro 182,00 within 30 days to secure their place on the programme.

Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements are:

In case candidates should not have the SAT test, only non-EU citizens will be invited to take a Skype interview. 

Should there be any available places after the first selection, a new admission notice conditional on a written test to be taken in Padova will be published within a short time. This entry test is made up of 40 multiple-choice questions upon Biology, Chemistry, Human Science, Mathematics and Logic.

Non-EU candidates residing abroad must present their pre-enrolment application at the Italian Embassy of their country.

Language requirements

This programme does not require students to demonstrate any certificate of their level English, nonethelessa fluent level of English is essential, being all the activities of the BA's (i.e. lectures, exams, textbooks, etc.) totally held in English.


For general information on application procedures, please check How to apply.

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