Faculty of Psychology

Faculty of Psychology trains students to qualify as psychologists. Programs are available on both free and fee-paying bases. Entry into the faculty is traditionally competitive, with 3 to 5 prospective students applying for each opening.

High standard of education and training is provided by an academic staff including 10 Doctors of Science in Psychology and 32 Candidates.

The faculty offers postgraduate programs of studies (Candidates degree) and has a Board awarding advanced degrees (Doctors and Candidates) in six majors: psychology of development; pedagogic psychology; legal psychology; psychophysiology; general psychology; social psychology.

The faculty runs the Institute of psychology, business and management which offers tertiary programs of retraining for psychologists. There is also a School of Psychology for prospective students. The Faculty also operates the Centre of Tolerance for preventing violence and extremities in the Russian society.

International Cooperation

At present the curriculum does not include modules of international training, however the administration and the teaching staff of Psychology Faculty have been working on developing exchange agreements with European universities.

In January 2008, Psychology Faculty of Southern Federal University and Education Department of University of Oulu (Finland) concluded an agreement on academic exchanges.

The teaching staff of the faculty has long standing relations (since 1992) with Psychology Department of Dortmund Technical University (Germany). In Fall Semester 2008 three Master students had a short-term training (10 days) at Psychology Department of Dortmund Technical University (Germany).

Furthermore, the working group of the program actively and continually searches for new cooperation opportunities with universities of other countries (France, UK, Canada), for example, the institute of physiology (Prague, Czechia), Athenian National University (Greece), Bar-Ilan and Tel Aviv universities (Israel), Swinburne University (Melbourne, Australia), Michigan University (the USA).

At present the curriculum is delivered in Russian. But in the nearest future  it is intended to develop some modules of this program in English in order to promote exchange programs.

Within the framework of the international exchange students undertake a pedagogical student teaching in general educational and higher educational establishments in Germany, take part in joint Russian-German psycho-physiologic seminars, in international conferences held by EFPTA (European Federation of Psychology Teachers Associations).

The Faculty is proud of the fact that in September 2010 six study programmes (1 Bachelor degree programme and 5 Master degree programmes) were accredited by ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute) for a 5-year term.

Further information on the international accreditation at SFedU is available here.


Faculty Dean: Prof. Pavel Ermakov

Tel.: (863) 230-32-07

E-mail: ermakov@sfedu.ru


Study programmes and educational opportunities at the Faculty of Psychology

Departments at the Faculty of Psychology

Research at the Faculty of Psychology