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Bachelor and master studies in psychotherapy at the MSH from winter semester 2020/21

From the winter semester 2020/21, the MSH Medical School Hamburg - University of Applied Sciences and Medical University - will be offering the university bachelor's and master's degree in psychotherapy. The MSH thus complies with the new draft law on the future training of psychotherapists, which the Federal Cabinet approved on February 27, 2019.

Psychotherapists are to be trained in an independent course in the future. Accordingly, after three years of bachelor's and two-year master’s studies, the state examination and a limited license to practice medicine follow. Afterwards, a professional psychotherapist training of 5 years must be completed in order to be able to work and bill in full with the license to practice medicine. The draft law will now go through the Bundestag and Bundesrat in the coming months.

The recognition process for the bachelor's and master's degree in psychotherapy at the MSH has already been initiated. All necessary measures are in preparation. The MSH is therefore very well prepared for the draft law. With the entry into force of the new law, psychological training at the MSH will be continued at university level as before.

Interested parties can now register for the planned psychotherapy courses at applicant management.

Students who are already enrolled in the previous bachelor's and master's degree programs in psychology at the MSH or who are starting their studies until the law comes into force can complete their studies and the subsequent psychotherapist training in our university's own HIP HafenCity Institute for Psychotherapy as before. The new law grants a transition period of twelve years for everyone who has started a psychology degree. Our students were informed of these changes at the beginning of January 2019 and can find current information on the university intranet.