Psychology and Society minor

Leuphana Bachelor

Psychology provides unique insights with regard to societal challenges, e.g. sustainability, digitalization, public health, societal conflicts. The goal of the Psychology and Society minor is to enable you to analyse psychological processes in this context and to create applications based on psychological knowledge.

Studying Psychology and Society minor

The Psychology and Society minor conveys the knowledge and builds the competencies to understand and influence crucial psychological processes in diverse socially relevant fields.

You will be introduced into theoretical and empirical groundwork of the core applied psychological disciplines work, organisational, and economic psychology and educational psychology. Furthermore, you will get insights into current topics in health psychology, political psychology, psychology of sustainability, and media psychology.

You will learn to analyse societal problems from a psychological perspective, to influence psychological processes in interventions and educational offers, and develop strategies and solutions for conducting evaluations and field research.

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon your role in the work field you are striving for, and on how to use psychology to the benefit of society in general.

The psychological BSc programs at Leuphana University (major/minors) do not qualify for the approbation test in psychotherapy.

Leuphana Bachelor: Studying at College

In the Leuphana Bachelor with Psychology and Society minor, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

Possible major combinations for Psychology and Society minor

Cultural Studies (EN)
Digital Media (ENG)
Economics (ENG)
Environmental Sciences (GER)
Global Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENG)
International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship (ENG)
Law (GER)
Psychology (ENG)
Studium Individuale (ENG)

Language of instruction

ENG English-language major: no German required
GER German-language major: German required

Compulsory modules

The Psychology and Society minor (30 CP) is embedded in the Leuphana Bachelor withLeuphana Semester, Major and Complementary Studies. You start your Bachelor studies with the Leuphana Semester (30 CP). The first semester at Leuphana College gives you the opportunity to deal fundamentally with science. The Minor deepens or supplements your major (90 CP) with another subject area. In Complementary Studies (30 CP) you have the freedom to pursue your thirst for knowledge individually by immersing yourself in a different field of knowledge each semester.

Leuphana Semester

  • Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Humanities
  • Methods I
  • Methods II: Disciplinary Methods
  • Introduction to the discipline

2. Semester

  • Introduction to Applied Psychology in Society
  • 4 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

3. Semester

  • Educational Psychology
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

4. Semester

  • Industrial, Organizational and Economic Psychology
  • Mental Health and Society: Therapy and Prevention
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

5. Semester

  • Empirical Research Project in Applied Psychology*
  • Applications of Psychology in Society (Work, Health, and Education)
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

6. Semester

  • Bachelor dissertation
  • 1 major module
  • 2 Complementary Studies modules

*As a student in the Psychology and Society minor, you will participate in scientific studies at Leuphana University of Lüneburg in a total of 10h. In the module 'Empirical Research Project' you will then recruit students from the younger semesters for your own research work. In this way, you mutually contribute to gaining scientific knowledge.

Study regulations / Subject-Specific Schedule

At a glance

  • final degree: Psychology and Society minor can only be studied in combination with a major
  • admission restrictions: yes
  • number of student places: 94
  • teaching and examination language: English

Events for prospective students

College Open Day

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Student counselling service

Clarify your questions in a personal conversation during the Open Advisory Service. You can take advantage of digital counselling at short notice without registering. The College study advisors will be happy to help you:

  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (in person on campus)
  • Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. (digitally via Zoom)

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Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Phone +49.4131.677-2277
Fax +49.4131.677-1430
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fr 9 - 12 a.m.

Arrange an appointment

College's Student Counselling Service
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
Wed  11 – 13 h (on campus)
Thu 16 – 18 h (via Zoom)

Programme Directors

  • Prof. Dr. David Loschelder
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Gielnik