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Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Hello everybody,

I am considering doing a masters in Psychology at Zurich University. They say they allow part time studies and you just need to register for less modules.
When I look at their seminar schedule it looks all over the place.

I will be doing the Hauptfach 105 and you can see the classes/seminars here.
http://www.vorlesungen.uzh.ch/FS15/l...taltungen.html

Does anybody have any expirience with that. Is it really possible to work 50% and also study there? Maybe ZHAw with the Friday and Saturday classes is a better option.
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Students are limited to 15 hours a week maximum working.
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

You mean students are limited by the student visa on how many hours they can work a week. I don’t need a student visa. I was asking more about people experiences of balancing work and study. Unfortunately this depends on the persons but still I would like to hear some experiences...

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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

It's rare to have a possibility to cherry pick just some courses and save an uninterrupted block of time for that (ie 2,5 days for 50% student). It's pretty much just luck and a rare treat if it works out to have a day or two free, and it depends on the particular courses you decide to leave out for the next year.

The schedules are planned to suit the distribution of profs who often teach at multiple institutions or work on top of their uni teaching load.
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Thank you for your answer. I will push this further.

I contacted Fribourg university and I was told that they dont request and language proof but they recommend B2. It seems there is a choice between german and french and lots of courses are in english. I was told I can myke my own schedule, though i dont know what that means.

Anybody studying there?
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Hey! I know it's been a while since you posted this. But did you end up doing a Masters in Zurich or fribourg? I'd love to hear your experience with working part time as well as the language issue. Thanks
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Currently doing a Master in Fribourg. There are really much open here towards English language. I enrolled in a German degree while my German was still quite bad an I was allowed to write the exams in English. And they really have a lot of courses to choose from, so you can really make your own schedule.As about working while studying, it's been 3 months since I am looking for a job, both in Fribourg and Bern, with B2 in German, B1 in French, but no Swiss German and no luck until now. Zürich is probably better in terms of this.
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

hi,

i have one more year with Open University for the bachelor. i passed c1 goethe in january so next year i will start the masters.
all i cann say is that goethe is the easiest test compared to the rest..i will not go into details but its a big difference.
next year i will see if they accept the ou degree. they accept the standard ou degrees and they dont care about the bps accreditation but the standard degrees. so im doing an open one with half credits transfered from Computer science started at the begining of 2015. lets see how it goess. i guess worst case i have to do some ba classes at zurich uni. anyway i heared ma in switzerland are much easier than bas. if they dont accept it, l go to fribourg. im actually doing a swiss german class now.
thats pretty much on it.
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Currently doing a Master in Fribourg. There are really much open here towards English language. I enrolled in a German degree while my German was still quite bad an I was allowed to write the exams in English. And they really have a lot of courses to choose from, so you can really make your own schedule.As about working while studying, it's been 3 months since I am looking for a job, both in Fribourg and Bern, with B2 in German, B1 in French, but no Swiss German and no luck until now. Zürich is probably better

in terms of this.
are you doing cognitive, clinical or work psy?
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

I just finished my Masters in Psychology in Zurich. Working a bit (but not 50%) is more than possible. The University is not really flexible when it comes to booking courses for the Masters and sometimes you get stuck with courses that are rather terrible ... the downside to having to build up your degree around your work schedule. You'll end up completing the degree but it'll take a significant amount of time and you'll end up taking a lot of courses that you won't necessarily like. German is a must, as roughly 98% of the courses are held in German. I had only 2 that were held in English and they weren't all that great. You also need a certain level of german to be accepted into the program / the university. The exams are all in german, even the final oral exam. You can feel free to write your thesis in English, though, if your supervisor allows for it. I suppose Fribourg might be a better choice. Hope some of this information helps.
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Hi Denisk,
this is real helpful information. you mean, you can do it if you work 40%? i need 60.
One more question. if you fail the first year, can you transfer to another uni?

as for Fribourg, their badic module is english which is shared between all studies: cognitive , clinical and a 3d i dont remmember. if you want clinival, second year is in german. i went there and talked to them.they a lot frendlier.in zurich you couldnt talk to an advisor untiö you became a student. they also max is 60% but its much easier to book classes there because there are a lot less students. language was suggested b2, no test.
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

I'm not certain on the minimum number of credits that you'd have to take each semester, but working 40% on the side (SHOULD) be doable if you talk to the coordinators. I didn't work on the side. Some of my friends did about 40% and it prolonged their studies by a very substantial amount.

I don't know if you can transfer to anther Uni if you fail the first year. I am assuming that some of the credits should be transferable, though
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

Also: booking classes in Zurich is a mess, much more so (I guess) if you're working. German is an absolute must for the get go and a prerequisite for admittance.
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Also: booking classes in Zurich is a mess, much more so (I guess) if you're working. German is an absolute must for the get go and a prerequisite for admittance.
Why is it crazy? If you want to practice after graduation then you need to speak a Swiss language. Besides, the course itself looks like it's taught in German.

http://www.degrees.uzh.ch/en/5000000...614866#sprache
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Re: Part Time Masters in Psychology at Zurich Univeristy

I am not saying that it is crazy that they're making it a prerequisite for admittance. It was more of a conveying of "facts" so that she can make an appropriate decision about where to pick up her degree. As mentioned above about 98% of the courses are taught in German. If you're not fluent in German, you're at an absolute loss.
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