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M.Sc. Psychology is Integrated with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, UK

Why take this course?

Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. With diverse options, recognized faculty, first-rate facilities, and a tradition of cutting-edge, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) is a top choice for those who are keen on pursuing a career in psychological research.

What will I experience?

  • Take up Special Workshops / Training / Application Sessions
  • Experience the learning labs which provide an in-depth knowledge on the types of psychology

What opportunities might it lead to?

Psychology is a highly rewarding and lucrative field of study. Depending on the specialization that one takes one has wonderful career option after studies in psychology. One can also work as a family counselor, school psychologist, Forensic Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Sports Psychologist and Industrial-Organizational Psychologist.

There are huge demands for clinical psychologists in hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Nowadays various developmental agencies, rehabilitation centers, prisons, child/ youth guidance centers and NGOs are recruiting counseling psychologists for counseling and rehabilitation of mentally retarded people, old aged people, and victims of violence, war, drug addicts and child labors. Moreover, industries and corporate houses also require psychologists for personnel administration, management, and marketing problems. Psychologists can seek a job in industry to suggest methods of improving working conditions and productivity of the employees. There is a huge scope for this field open to you in this subject.

Degree Awarded

Master of Science

Course Commencement

June 2020


The minimum qualification required to apply is a bachelor’s degree in the respective discipline from a recognized university.

Study Campus

  • School of Graduate Studies
  • #34, 1st Cross, J C Road
  • Bangalore – 560 027
  • P+ 91 80 43430100

Admissions Office

  • JGI Knowledge Campus
  • # 44/4, District Fund Road
  • Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
  • Bangalore - 5600 69
  • P+ 91 80 46650127

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

I Semester
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Biological Processes - I
  • Psychometric and Research Methods
  • Theories of Personality
  • Learning labs: Experiments on Perception and Psychophysics
  • Experiments in Thinking
  • Special Workshops / Training / Application Sessions
II Semester
  • Social and Group Processes
  • Biological Processes ­ I
  • Experimental Designs and Psychological Statistics
  • Theories of Learning
  • Learning Labs:
    • Experiments in Cognition ­ Memory and Learning
    • Minor Project: A Special Study/ Research Project Report / Viva-vocea
    • Special Workshops / Training / Application Sessions
III Semester
  • Lifespan Development
  • Elective:
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Holistic and Alternative Healing Techniques
  • Organization Behaviour (IOP)
  • Psychopathology ­ I (Clin)
  • Introduction to Counseling (Coun)
  • Psychology of Human Resources (IOP)
  • Psychological Assessments ­ I (Clin)
  • Behaviour Dysfunction (Coun)
  • Learning Labs:
    • Assessments of Inteligence and Aptitude (IOP)
    • Assessment of Cognitions and Intervention in Clinical Context (Clin)
    • Assessment of Cognition and Intervention in Counse ing Context (Coun)
    • Organizational and Management Related Exercises (IOP), Screening and Test Administration for Children (Clin)
    • Counseling Skills Training (Coun)
    • Internship and Report Submission
IV Semester
  • Elective:
  • Corporate Training and Development
  • Community Mental Health
  • Family and Marital Counseling
  • Corporate Psychology (IOP)
  • Psychopathology ­ I (Clin)
  • Areas of Counseling ­ Adults (Coun)
  • Consumer Psychology (IOP)
  • Psychological Assessments ­ I (Clin)
  • Areas of Counseling ­ Children and Adolescents (Coun)
  • Marketing and Advertising Psychology (IOP)
  • Psychological Interventions (Clin)
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Counseling (Coun)
  • Learning Labs:
    • Screening and Assessment in Industry and Organizational Psychology (IOP)
    • Assessment of Personality and Interventions in Clinical Psychology (Clin)
    • Intervention Techniques in Counseling (Coun)
    • Dissertation Viva-voce

Career Enhancement Programs

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty makes it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This allows building a closer student-professor relationship.

How are you assessed?

On this course, you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • - Internal tests
  • - Assignments
  • - Seminar presentation
  • - Class tests
  • - Preparatory theory and Practical examination
  • - End term theory and Practical examination