The first two thirds of the course are mainly dedicated to learning about all relevant fundamental and application areas as well as acquiring substantiated research methods:
- general introduction (introduction to psychology and epistemology, trial research)
- basic techniques of the academic programme (critical reading of specialist literature, own literature research)
- knowledge of scientific methods (experiment design, empirical project seminars, statistics, introduction to computer-based data analysis)
- knowledge of traditional fundamental areas (general psychology, differential psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology)
- knowledge of relevant areas of application (pedagogical psychology, health and prevention, clinical psychology, occupational and organisational psychology)
- basic skills in psychological diagnostics and testing theory
In the final third of the course, students are able to select areas which they will study in more depth, thereby building on the basic knowledge and understanding of applied areas gained previously (this also includes content required for licensure as a psychotherapist). Students might select, for example, from the following compulsory modules:
- Educational psychology or
- Clinical psychology and psychotherapy or
- Health and prevention or
- Workplace and organisational psychology
- Academic fundamentals
- Basics of psychotherapeutic practice
Practical work experience
In the Bachelor's thesis, students demonstrate that they are able to work independently to develop a research question within the field of psychology, and address this using academic methods.
- The certificate of the General University Entrance qualification (HZB), a relevant subject-related HZB or a foreign HZB, which has been recognized as equivalent by the competent state authority.
- Evidence of any subject-specific vocational training and employment, practical activities or extracurricular achievements and qualifications, including acquired English skills, unless English has been taken as a foreign language in the last four semesters of upper secondary school.
- Presentation of the previous career and a written report (to the extent of max. 1 DIN A4 page), which justifies the choice of the desired course of study and the desired profession attached.
The university may require that the documents underlying the admission decision be presented in the original when enrolling.