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Psychology Programs

The Institute of Psychology offers study programs at the bachelor's and master's levels.

The polyvalent Bachelor of Psychology includes extensive methodological training, as well as basic and applied subjects. Important training content also includes the research internship and job-related internships, as well as the bachelor's thesis. In the three compulsory elective areas of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as well as Educational Psychology and Digital Media, students can set a content-related focus.

In accordance with the licensing regulations for psychotherapists (Approbationsordnung für Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten), the bachelor's program qualifies students for a master's degree with a focus on clinical psychology and psychotherapy if they complete the clinical electives and internships in accordance with the licensing regulations.

In addition, two consecutive master's degree programs are offered, which emerged from of the Institute's main research areas:

The Master's in Psychology: Emphasis in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy allows students to specifically expand on existing basic knowledge from the bachelor's program, which conforms to the licensure regulations. In addition to in-depth methodological training, the program allows a high degree of specialization and profile building in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The overriding qualification goal of the Master's program is to prepare students for a clinical-psychological and therapeutic occupation.

The Master's program is one of the standard admission requirements for the licensing examination to become a psychological psychotherapist. The Institute of Psychology subsequently offers two continuing training programs.

The Master's degree in Psychology: Emphasis in Intercultural Psychology is unique in Germany. It results from the bundling of the basic science-oriented subject areas of development and culture and social psychology as well as their interlocking with the application subject of work and organizational psychology. Thus, the Master's program prepares students, among other things, for research work in intercultural psychology as well as for a broad field of activity in business and in consulting institutions.