Psychology (Principles) BSc

Bachelor programme

What makes individuals unique? Why are people prejudiced about the unknown? How do social conflicts arise? Psychology skills are required for overcoming social challenges in education, business and politics. The Psychology programme at the College explores the experience and behaviour of social and business contexts.

Bachelor: Psychology (Principles)

Students on the Psychology programme at Leuphana College closely engage with and explore the fundamental fields of psychology. These include general psychology, biological psychology, differential psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology.

You will also learn empirical research and psychological diagnostics methods, addressing the statistical evaluation of data, the conduct of psychological experiments and the design and application of diagnostic testing.

Psychology in practice

Students apply the principles they have learned to practical problems and questions. At Leuphana College, the practical focus is on social and business aspects only. Clinical psychology is therefore not available as a specialisation.

  • Occupational, organisational, business and educational psychology
    The Psychology and Society minor explores aspects of occupational, organisational, business and educational psychology. It also offers an insight into current questions of health psychology, political psychology, environmental psychology and media psychology.
    The combination of the Psychology (Principles) major and Psychology & Society minor has German Psychological Society (DGPs) Bachelor accreditation.
  • Business Psychology
    Students on the Business Psychology minor focus exclusively on psychological aspects of particular relevance to business and industry. You can specialise in human resources and organisation, work and technology, or market and consumption.

Psychology: an international discipline

The curriculum of the empirical Psychology (Principles) Bachelor programme has an international focus. From an early stage on the course, students also work primarily with literature in English.

In the fifth semester, you also have the option of spending a semester abroad. Exchange places are currently available at our partner universities Universisdad de Málaga, Universidad San Martin de Porres (Lima), Üsküdar University and Altinbas University (Istanbul).

Psychology Bachelor perspectives

Students on the Psychology (Principles) major at Leuphana College acquire an in-depth knowledge of psychological principles, empirical and scientific methods and psychological diagnostics.

Together with the English-medium Psychology and Society minor, the major gives you the qualifications you need for responsible roles in a range of areas such as education, consultancy, social work, campaigning and human resources.

The Business Psychology minor qualifies you in particular for positions in human resources, professional development, advertising, marketing, and research and development in the field of psychological ergonomics.

Studying Psychology BSc at Leuphana College

In the Leuphana Bachelor at College, 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.

You can find information on the course content and structure for the Psychology (Principles) Bachelor at Leuphana College on the Curriculum page.

At a glance: BSc Psychology (Principles)

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Admission restrictions: yes
  • Fees: no tuition fees
  • Semester contribution: approx. EUR 353
  • Application deadline: July 15
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Start: October 1 (winter semester)
  • Places: 67
  • Language: German / English expected from winter semester 2020*
  • Semester abroad: possible

*Please note

The Major in Psychology (Principles) will probably be offered in English only from the winter semester 2020. The change of the teaching and examination language depends on the decision of the responsible committees. We reserve the right to make changes until then. Please inform yourself in advance about the required language certificates for English-language majors.

Applications and admissions

Leuphana College accepts new students each winter term. If you wish to be considered for a place on the Bachelor, your application must have been received by 15 July.

For applicants from EU and EEA countries the University operates a special admissions procedure for the award of places. It considers not only applicants' grades, but also special skills, experience and non-academic achievements such as periods spent studying abroad, and volunteering work.

Online applications

Online applications are possible from mid-May. Find out more about the entry requirements and specific admissions process at Leuphana College. Find out more now

Events for prospective students

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Contact & Counselling

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Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. Roman Trötschel