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Welcome to the website of the Department of Psychology of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Your tour will introduce you to one of the most modern, dynamic and internationally renowned Departments of Psychology of our country, a Department with 27 years of history. The studies in the Department, meeting the highest international requirements for an academic program of studies, lead to the acquisition of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

With its multi-level, dynamically evolving academic and research profile, the international presence of its members, its laboratories and research centres, but also with its systematic action in organising international and national scientific conferences, workshops and other events, the Department of Psychology of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens constantly cultivates the scientific way of thinking and conducting research.

In addition to the required and elective courses of the programme of studies and the opportunities provided by the large number of international collaborations of the Faculty members in the Erasmus+ programme, undergraduate students of the Department gain valuable experience through their practicum in different placements; they also have the opportunity to prepare a research thesis, so that upon completion of their studies they can reach an optimal level of knowledge in Psychology.

The Department offers two cutting-edge Postgraduate Programmes, namely Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. In addition, it participates in two Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programmes of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Basic & Applied Cognitive Science and Health, Promotion & Education. Furthermore, it offers a full cycle of doctoral studies and postdoctoral research opportunities.

All the Faculty of the Department, the Special Teaching Staff, the Special Technical Laboratory Staff and the administrative staff work to ensure that our students acquire all the scientific knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective researchers and professionals, with respect for the principles of ethics in research and in practicing Psychology.

It is our intention to continue providing a strong foundation in Psychology as a discipline, broad as well as in-depth knowledge of the field, with a strong commitment to constantly improving our expertise and services in line with the international academic environment, laying a solid foundation for the next generation of psychologists.

Professor Spyridon Tantaros
Chair of the Department of Psychology