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Department of Psychology and Special Education

The Department of Psychology and Special Education is the youngest one in our University, being established in 1993. It is considered a unique higher institution in Samara as it trains professionals who can work with people with special needs.

Bachelor’s Programmes

Psychology of Education

The course provides education in the fields of general and social psychology, age and education psychology, psychological diagnostics, and psychological consultation. Graduates from the programme are ready to work as psychologists, teacher-psychologist in educational, social, and cultural institutions.

• Social Psychology

The programme is designed to introduce students to basic theoretical and general knowledge in various fields of psychology (psychology of development, age psychology, pedagogical psychology, social psychology, psychology of labour, clinical psychology, special psychology, psychophysiology, etc.). After finishing the course students will be certified to work as psychologists in different enterprises and companies.

Speech Therapy

At the course students acquire fundamental knowledge of speech therapy. Graduates have mastered education methods of teaching children with speech disorders, working with families where children with special needs are brought up, training children and adults with speech disorders in educational institutions and medical centres.

Preschool Defectology

At the programme students are taught to work with children with special needs. At the course students gain knowledge how to teach and educate preschool children with minimal brain dysfunctions, visual impairment, hearing disorder, musculoskeletal system disorders, behaviour disorder, and speech disorders in special rehabilitation centres.

Special Psychology

The degree course was established to prepare professionals who research and develop children mentality with different disorders. Students learn to diagnose disabilities and disorders, to correct them, and to help children and their families. Graduates can be employed as special psychologists at schools, kindergartens for children with special needs, in psychological medical pedagogical committees, rehabilitation centres.


The programme was designed to teach students to educate and train children with minimal brain dysfunctions, to consult families raising such children. After graduating from the course students efficiently exploit development technologies that help to solve the problem and to adapt children to social life. Professionals with diplomas in oligophrenopedagogy are ready to work in educational institutions for preschool and school children with special needs, rehabilitation centres.

Master’s Programmes

Students can further their education in Master’s programmes which include Social Psychology, Legal Psychology, Psychological Consulting, Psychological Support of Secondary and Professional Education, Psychological and Pedagogical Support of People with Disabilities and Psychological and Pedagogical Support of Children with Speech Disorders.

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