M.A. Psychology - NCUIndia


The M.A. in Psychology programme shall be covered in 4 semesters. A minimum of 85 credits are required to be earned by a student to complete the course. (Core = 36; Programme Elective = 18; Foundation = 4; Open Elective = 6; Internship, Dissertation & Research Seminar = 15; Ability Enhancement = 2; Community Service = 4).

Sufficient choice for Programme Electives and Open Electives is provided in line with the CBCS guidelines recommended by UGC for flexibility & uniformity in assessments.

Benefits of the Programme: The M.A. in Psychology programme will provide students (particularly the students of Haryana domicile) a platform in the NCR to gain theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can specialize their career in various fields such as teaching, research, clinical practice, industry, policy making, etc. The programme will also provide students the opportunity to do internships and research so that they can integrate the knowledge obtained from theory and practice. The core objective of the programme is to prepare students rigorously to take an active part in social progress as Professors, Industry Experts, Clinical Practitioners, Scientists and other professions of repute and to become leaders in nation building.

Unique Propositions of the Course: The MA Psychology programme offered by the NorthCap University provides the following propositions to benefit the students.

  • Research Orientation – Research Seminar, Dissertation, Summer Internship will orient the student to build a strong foundation for research that can contribute to the industries, academics and prepare the student for higher research degree such as PhD.
  • Flexibility – With Elective Choices in 3rd & 4th semester, students also have an exit option after one year with a PG diploma in Psychology.
  • Community Service – As per UGC recommendations, the programme offers courses on community service. With this, the students will inculcate an attitude of concern towards the society and by which they can act towards benefitting the society and the nation at large.
  • Course in line with NEP – the course provides exit with PG Diploma after completing 40 credits in first year.

Why Psychology at NCU

  • Develop understanding of theories, concepts and frameworks of human behaviour and human mind
  • Understand the real-world challenges and situations
  • Acquire interpersonal, observational and counseling skills
  • Equip with transferable skills of potential value to future employers
  • Programme is curated around Choice-based credit system and aligned with NEP
  • Pedagogy: Experiential exercises, projects, hands-on learning in the lab, psychometric tests, case studies, profile analysis and report writing
  • Focus on statistics and research tools including testing, survey, interviews, field work, observation
  • Industry experts and practitioners on campus
  • Collaborations with NGOs, Hospitals, clinics, Counseling Psychologists and CSR Foundations

Careers in Psychology –

  • Potential Recruiters – Defense Forces, Welfare Organizations, Prisons, Clergy, Mental Health Centers, Hospitals, Clinics, Schools, NGOs, Higher Education Institutions, Corporates and PSUs
  • Job roles – Teacher, Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Psychologist in Rehabilitation Centers, Sports Psychologist

Rationale: The NorthCap University, Gurugram has been successfully running the B.A. (H) Psychology programme since 2019. Based on the verbal recommendations of the stakeholders and the experience of quality learning of the students at NorthCap University, the school proposes to launch a Master’s programme in Psychology as per the CBCS guidelines of the UGC. This would provide a good platform to the students who wish to pursue higher studies in Psychology and benefit their own career to lead a successful life and contribute to societal responsibilities and nation building at large with their knowledge.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

M.A. Psychology(2 Years)

A 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Allied Sciences/Nursing/Management or a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Technology recognized by UGC with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. Candidates appearing in the final year of Graduation shall also be provisionally eligible.


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Financial Assistance

Programme Fee

M.A. Psychology (2 years)

For Year 2023-24

Annual Tuition Fee – Rs. 1,75,000/-
Rs. 2,63,000/- or Equivalent Foreign Exchange
  • Caution Money: A sum of Rs 10,000/- to be charged from each student seeking admission to the University in the Academic Year 2023-24. The amount is interest free and will be refunded to the students at the time of withdrawal or at end of their programmes, whichever is earlier, after deduction of dues, if any.
  • Alumni Association Fee: A onetime Alumni Association fee of Rs. 1,000/- for all programmes is payable by all students.
  • Industry Employability Aptitude Test Fees: Industry Employability Aptitude Test fees of Rs. 1,500/- is payable.

Hostel Fee (where applicable) Rs. 75,000/- per semester

Fee Concession cum Scholarship

Other Scholarship
  • 20% scholarship on the tuition fees to the university employees’ ward/wards in the First Year Only
  • 15% scholarship of the tuition fees for the university Alumni ward/wards, in the First Year Only

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