Psychology (Principles) BSc Programme

What accounts for the uniqueness of an individual? Why do people have prejudices and how do social conflicts arise? These are only few questions psychologists attempt to answer. Students of the Psychology BSc program at Leuphana University learn how to scientifically examine and answer these and other questions.

Please note

The Psychology (Principles) major is offered in the German language and is thus directed at prospective students with a good command of German. The programme’s German-language web pages provide detailed information needed on the content of the course and application procedures.

Studying Psychology Bsc Programme at College

The Psychology BSc Programme builds on the systematic investigation and explanation of human perception and behavior. Especially in economic and industrial contexts psychological competences become more and more important. In the Psychology BSc Programme at Leuphana College students particularly focus on the individual experience and behavior in various economic contexts.

Course content

The Psychology BSc Programme provides fundamental knowledge in psychological basic subjects including general psychology, biological psychology, personality psychology and both developmental and social psychology.

In addition, students explore methodological avenues to empirical research and psychological assessment. In our many courses and research opportunities, students gain experience in how to evaluate statistical data, conduct psychological experiments and in how to create and apply psychological test procedures.

Business psychology as applied subject

Both basic psychological processes and psychological research methods are needed to elaborate issues in applied psychology. In the Psychology BSc Program at Leuphana University students focus exclusively on economic issues. Neither clinical psychology nor educational psychology courses are eligible as applied subjects at Leuphana University.

During the course of the Psychology BSc Program students are invited to choose their main applied area in personnel and organizational psychology, work and technology or market psychology.

Psychology as an international science

The Psychology BSc Programme at Leuphana College is based on an international oriented curriculum. Accordingly, we primarily work with academic literature in English.

During the 5th Semester, students have the opportunity to study at one of our partner universities abroad: Within the Erasmus-Programme students can apply for Universities, like Universidad de Malaga or Orta Dogua Teknik Üniversitesi in Ankara.

Profession and Career

At Leuphana College, students acquire profound knowledge about basic psychological processes, empirical research methods, psychological assessments and applied business psychology.

Among others, students are qualified for jobs in the field of business psychology. Potential work areas in enterprises or private and public organisations can be human resource management, professional developments, advertising, marketing or research and development in psychological ergonomics.

Course Structure

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

Possible combinations of minors (subsidiary subjects)

The Psychology (Principles) major can be studied in combination with one of the following minor:

Language of instruction

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

At a glance

  • final degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • admission restriction: yes
  • standard course length: 6 semester
  • deadline for applications: 15 July of each year
  • beginning of the course: October of each year (winter semester)
  • number of student places: 67
  • teaching and examination language: German
  • semester abroad: possible

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