In the Psychology major at Leuphana College, you acquire sound knowledge within the basic psychological subjects, empirical-scientific methods and psychological diagnostics.

In combination with the minor Psychology & Society or Business Psychology, you develop a profile of qualifications in various areas of society such as counselling, education system, human resources, social work, the advertising industry, or research and development in the field of psychological ergonomics.

Please note that the Leuphana Bachelor of Psychology does not prepare students for psychotherapeutic or clinical occupations.

Career Fields

The following overview shows you possible fields of work for graduates of the Bachelor of Psychology. Further additional qualifications may be required.

  • Advice and Consulting
  • Education System
  • Human Resources
  • Advertising Industry and Marketing
  • Work and Technology

Advice and Consulting

The course qualifies you for psychological management consulting in areas such as human resources and organisational planning or organisational development.

In this field you can work in the following areas, among others:

  • Management Consultant: Analyses as an external service provider the processes and structures in companies, e.g. to increase and expand profitability.
  • Career Counsellor: Informs and advises on occupations, training paths, occupational requirements, the labour market, and employment opportunities.
  • Mediator: Supports disputing parties in conflicts of various kinds in order to reach consensual, extrajudicial solutions.
  • Job Coach: Supports people with the integration into the job market, in processes of professional change, career planning or with overcoming difficulties in everyday working life.
  • Supervisor: Offers a method of counselling where questions regarding everyday working life and progress, as well as questions about cooperation and collaboration within a team or a group, are discussed in the form of structured conversations.
  • Intercultural Communication Consultant: Facilitates the interaction of individuals from different cultures in companies.

Education System

  • Programme coordinator: Ensures and improves the quality of programmes. They develop subject-specific quality goals, advise students and teachers on questions and struggles in the study programme and support the evaluation of the programme.
  • Educational/study advisor: Informs adolescents and adults about possible career choices as well as initial and continuing vocational education and training. They also advise students on a wide range of study matters.
  • Guidance counsellor for education, careers, and employment: Advises and accompanies adolescents and adults on their choice of career, integration into the working world, or on vocational qualifications for employment agencies or joint institutions.
  • Education manager: Develops, controls, and evaluates educational processes.
  • Educator for training and further education: Plans and organises in-company vocational training in state-recognised training occupations according to the Vocational Training Act (Berufsbildungsgesetz) or the Handwerksverordnung (HwO) as well as other vocational training processes.
  • Education consultant: Plans, organises, and coordinates training programmes and conducts lectures.
  • Training adviser: Acts as contact person for people involved with vocational training. They inform adolescents and teachers at general schools as well as companies and educators in crafts trade and industry about options and requirements of vocational training.
  • Lecturer in adult education: Teaches a wide variety of subject areas. They plan and run courses and training events.
  • Youth counsellor: Informs and advises adolescents, young adults, and their relatives in problematic situations. The spectrum ranges from family and legal counselling to crisis intervention and learning counselling.
  • Educational counsellor: Offers professional consultation for families and single parents. They also conduct preventive information events for children, adolescents, and parents.
  • School assistant: Supports teachers in the organisational and technical preparation and implementation of lessons. They maintain, take care of, and repair technical equipment and provide teaching materials.

Human Resources

In this field of activity, the company mainly organises the recruitment and administration of personnel and provides for the training and further education of employees. In this field you can work in the following areas, among others:

  • Labour Market Manager: Works for example in an employment agency; is responsible for the placement, advising and integration of employee clients as well as for advising and supporting employer clients in all matters of personnel recruitment.
  • Occupational Scientist: Analyses technical, organisational, and social conditions of work processes.
  • Personnel Consultant: Provides services for companies in the search and selection of suitable specialists and executives.
  • Personnel Dispatcher: Is responsible for the selection of suitable employees for companies in the area of personnel services and supervises them during the assignment.
  • Personnel Developer: Takes care of personnel requirements planning, personnel recruitment and assessment as well as training and further education.
  • Personnel Officer: Is responsible for the selection and recruitment of personnel as well as personnel support and development.
  • Recruiter: In the field of personnel services, they search and recruit new employees on behalf of other companies.
  • Relocation Specialist: Assists professionals and managers as well as private individuals when they change their place of work or residence, handles all formalities connected with the move.
  • Behavioural and Communication Trainer: Teaches the basics of successful communication and constructive behaviour e.g. in seminars or coaching sessions in companies, and practices them with the participants.

Advertising Industry and Marketing

In this field of activity, market and needs analysis are in the foreground as well as the conception of advertising strategies, with the aim of market and customer-oriented corporate management.

  • Market Researcher: Carries out market and competition analyses.
  • Employee/Head of Marketing: Is responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies, concepts, and measures for planning, managing, and controlling demand. 
  • Media Planner: Designs and creates advertising campaigns.
  • Media Manager: Plans, organises and realises media projects, e.g. for film, radio, television and interactive multimedia applications.
  • Online Marketing Manager: Coordinates advertising measures on the internet and develops marketing strategies for virtual sales rooms, acquires customer groups, and designs business processes in the field of online shopping.
  • POS-Manager: Fulfils a business management consulting function as a sales representative at the point of sale and implements measures to increase the turnover of goods at all relevant points of sale.
  • Product Manager: Develops marketing strategies for a specific product and positions it on the market, analyses market research data, prepares forecasts, and develops prototypes or product variants.
  • Advertising Manager: Plans, organises, coordinates, and monitors advertising concepts and activities of companies in consultation with the management committees. 

Work and Technology

In this field of activity, the focus is on the analysis of work equipment and work situations. In this field, you can work in the following areas, among others:

  • Occupational Scientist: Analyses the technical, organisational, and social conditions of work processes with the aim of improving them.
  • Specialist for Occupational Safety: Advises and supports companies in questions of occupational safety, accident prevention, and ergonomic design of work processes.
  • Occupational Psychologist: Investigates the causes and consequences of work stress.
  • Statistician: Collects and analyses empirical data, processes and depicts them clearly, e.g. in the fields of market and opinion research, in the insurance industry, medical and pharmaceutical research, social services or quality management.

Master's Programme

The fundamental orientation and focus on socially relevant issues of the Psychology major qualify you for consecutive master's programmes in the field of psychology, provided that these do not require knowledge of clinical psychology as an entry requirement. 

Since a master's degree is required for most career paths in the field of psychology, we recommend taking part in a master’s programme. The respective university will advise you on the admission criteria.  

At Leuphana Graduate School you can continue your studies in the following master's programmes: