Within the first two years of study, students experience an introduction to basic and applicatory subjects as well as research methodology.
- General Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Differential Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Clinical and Health Psychology
- Industrial and Organisational Psychology
- Experimental Design
- Project Seminars
This is followed by the opportunity of deepen your knowledge in the various areas. The range of follow-up courses (AOVs, FOV and presentation of own research) can vary, so we list only a few examples here. For example, the application-oriented follow-up courses (AOV) include courses from all application subjects as well as seminars on clinical diagnostics and interviewing.
Despite the prescribed compulsory modules, the BSc Psychology 100% leaves enough room to study self-selected content in depth. Due to the selection of subjects and topics within the compulsory modules "Critical Reading", "Empirical Project Seminar 1 and 2", the compulsory elective modules "Research-oriented and Application-oriented Deepening" as well as the external professional internship and the Bachelor's thesis, students can either set a content focus (also in conformity with licensure for a later psychotherapeutic orientation) in their education or study broadly across different content areas.
Hint: Module Manual
To be successful in your studies, you should have the following:
Scientific interest: Psychology is influenced by other sciences, and practical psychological tasks often require interdisciplinary collaboration. Students should have an interest in mathematics, medicine, natural sciences, philosophy, and social and economic sciences.
Interest in people: Psychologists later work in professions where they have to deal with other people and make themselves understood to them. Therefore, you should have an interest and willingness to acquire appropriate social skills.
Motivation for statistics: Psychology is an empirical science. Data from scientific studies are usually subjected to statistical analysis in order to gain insights. The psychology curriculum therefore includes courses on experimental design and statistics to provide students with skills to conduct experimental studies. You should have sufficient motivation and basic mathematical skills.
Good English skills: Most of the psychology literature, such as scientific publications and textbooks, are written in English, so you will need a good command of English.
No Fear of Statistics
In the degree program, special emphasis is placed on sound methodological skills. Students learn the basics of empirical scientific research in the first two semesters (Methods 1). At the latest by the end of the second semester, students must prove successful participation in the courses "Descriptive Statistics" and "Inferential Statistics" in order to continue their studies.
In the course of two consecutive empirical project seminars (Methods 2 and 3), students work independently on simpler research questions in the form of empirical investigations and acquire knowledge in experimental design, literature research and PC data analysis.
No therapy: In the course of study, ideas and methods are taught that help you to understand human behavior. However, such skills are hardly suitable for helping yourself out of personal difficulties. The study of psychology cannot replace psychotherapy.
Admission: The study program is liable to application