Department of Psychology

RU´s Department of Psychology offers students a BSc course in psychology and two MSc courses, one in Applied Behaviour Analysis and one in Clinical Psychology, for those students that wish to become certified psychologists.


The Department of Psychology at RU has a strong track record in research and its impact is global, as can be seen with the Youth in Europe project, focusing on substance abuse prevention. Other notable research is in the field of light therapy, mental health and sleep, and various subjects within clinical psychology.


The course sequence in the MSc psychology programme is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) .

Programmes taught in English

Programmes taught in Icelandic