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Tampere University
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LocationFaculty of Social Sciences, 33014 Tampere University
Street address: Linna building, 4th floor, Kalevantie 5

Psychology studies a person's mental functioning and behavior. Because mental functions are interacting with social, biological, and physical phenomena, psychology has intersections with several different disciplines. Psychological knowledge is applied, for example, in the social and educational sciences and in the technical sciences.

The degree program in Psychology trains psychologists for the wide range of needs of the public and private sectors. A person with a master’s degree in psychology can work as a licensed health care professional and use the title of psychologist. The education follows pan-European EUROPSY competence requirements. Psychologists work for municipalities and the state: in health centers, mental health offices, schools, hospitals, educational and family counseling centers, or employment and economic development offices. An increasing number of psychologists are also working in the private sector, for example as a practitioner, consultant, or educator. The employment situation for psychologists is very good.