Bachelor of Science Psychologie

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The course is taught in German. For enrollment and successful studies, you need knowledge of German at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

This page offers you an initial overview of the course. Details such as the structure of the course or information on how to apply can be found on the German website of the course. If you have any questions, the subject advisory service is available to you.

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This page offers you an initial overview of the study programme.

Programme objectives

Students are intended to acquire sound knowledge of the basic principles, theories and research methods of Psychology, as well as basic expertise in the applied disciplines of psychology in order to develop a general and discipline-specific professional competence and lay the groundwork for pursuing further career-qualifying education in the form of a Master's degree program. To achieve these goals, well-founded theories are linked with practical psychological application problems and developments, providing students with both scientific qualification and professional competence.

The Bachelor's degree in Psychology qualifies for routine psychological tasks, typically under the supervision of a Diplom-Psychologe or a Diplom-Psychologin, or an individual holding an M.Sc. in Psychology.

The study programme B.Sc. Psychology is accredited for the training of psychotherapists (§8 Abs. 1 und Anlage 1 der Approbationsordnung für Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten, PsychThApprO). Successful completion of the degree allows access to Master level training in Psychotherapy (as well as to other specialized fields of study in Psychology).

Structure of the study programme B.Sc. in Psychology

The programme can be studied full time (3 years) or part time (6 years). It encompasses 180 ECTS.

The study programme encompasses 43 courses within 16 compulsory modules totaling 132 ECTS credit points, 4 courses in 2 optional modules with 12 ECTS credit points, 540 hours in practical training and work placements (24 ECTS credit points), and the Bachelor thesis (12 ECTS credit points). The compulsory modules cover the topics Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology (Learning, Memory and Cognition; Perception; Motivation and Emotion), Biological Psychology and Medicine, Statistics and Research Methods I and II, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychology of Education, Social Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Organisational Psychology, Clinical Psychology; the optional modules allow students to deepen selected aspects of the above-named fields.

A detailed description of the modules can be found in the „Modulhandbuch“ (only available in German)

Good reasons to study with us

  • An excellent learning environment
  • Our ratio of academic staff to students is above average, the contact between students and staff are frequent and the general study athmosphere is outstanding.
  • Internationality and a dedicated student body
  • Owing to its partnership with approximately 300 other universities, the University of Bamberg is especially colourful and international.
  • CHE-Ranking: We regularly achieve top positions in the ranking for Psychology study programmes in Germany.

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