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Bachelor's Program in Psychology

Studying Psychology at the University of Mannheim was the right choice for me. From the third semester onwards, you can choose your own specializations which give you an insight into the different areas of Psychology. My personal highlight is the ability to spend a semester abroad at one of the world’s leading universities. Thanks to the numerous exchange programs, you don’t have to pay the tuition fees, which can be really expensive, and anyone can study abroad.

Lisanne Halbe, student of B.Sc. Psychology / Private photo
  • Program Facts and Information

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    Standard Period of Study: 6 semesters (3 years)

    ECTS Credits: 180

    Language of Instruction: German, some courses are taught in English

    Foreign Language Requirements: Proficiency in a foreign language is not required

    Program Start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic Calendar

    School: School of Social Sciences

    Semester Fee: €156.70 (more)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €650

  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Psychology teaches students general psychological principles, research methods and selected applied psychological subjects.

    The general psychological principles studied include theories on general human experiences, and relate to psychological processes such as perceiving or thinking, the behavior of people in groups or the development of a person over their lifetime.

    To address scientific questions, you will learn about, and use, research methods including, for example, experiments, assessments, and observations, and perform statistical data analyses.

    During modules in applied psychological subjects, you use the general psychological principles learned to solve practical tasks and problems from the field of Clinical Psychology, for example on the effectiveness of certain therapies, or from the field of Work and Organizational Psychology, for example, on the optimization of organizational structures.

  • Why Study Psychology at the University of Mannheim?

    Psychology at the University of Mannheim has repeatedly been ranked well over the years. Mannheim is one of the best universities in this field in Germany. It also achieved a good result in the 2016 QS University Rankings by Subject. Take a look at the rankings here.

    In Mannheim, you can even select a specialization during your bachelor’s program. You can develop your knowledge of Economic Psychology in modules on Work and Organizational Psychology, and Market and Advertising Psychology. You should specialize in Clinical Psychology if you want to go on to complete additional, state-regulated training to become a psychotherapist (psychologische Psychotherapeutin/psychologischer Psychotherapeut) in accordance with the German legislation on psychotherapy (Psychotherapeutengesetz).

  • Career Opportunities

    The Bachelor of Science is the basis for a career in one of the many fields that involve Psychology. You could, for example, work in Human Resources or organizational development, psychotherapy, or product development, or become an educational psychologist or school counselor. Alternatively, you can pursue an academic career.

  • Required Interests and Skills

    Students of Psychology should:

    • be interested in science and math,
    • be capable of analytical thinking,
    • have a good level of English proficiency,
    • have strong communication skills and be able to empathize with others.
  • Program Structure

    Module Catalog
    The module catalog, which is only available in German, gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    Studying Abroad
    You can integrate a period of study abroad into your degree program by taking part in one of the various exchange programs in place with leading universities in the USA and Europe. We recommend studying abroad in the fifth or sixth semester. The Program Manager for Psychology can help you to prepare for your semester abroad.

    Internships
    Practical training in experimental psychology and psychological assessment is completed during courses in the fourth and fifth semesters respectively. Students also complete a twelve-week internship during the program. The Internship Manager can support you when choosing and completing your internship.

    Sample Course Schedule
    This is how your course schedule for the first semester could look.

     

  • Further Study

  • Application and Selection

    We take the following criteria into account in our selection process:

    • the grade average achieved in your university entrance qualification,
    • the grades achieved in Mathematics and English,
    • other relevant (voluntary) work experience, time spent abroad, and extracurricular activities.

    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes, which are only available in German.

    Application
    You can apply between May 15 and July 15.

    Apply

    Aptitude Test
    Applicants are required to take an aptitude test, such as What shall I study? or the SIT orientation test, which are both only available in German. They must then submit proof that they have completed the test with their application.

    Admission to an Advanced Semester
    If you want to apply for an advanced semester, please contact Ms. Dörr in the Admissions Office.

Contact

Tina Penga

Studiengangsmanagement Psychologie
Tina Penga
Universität Mannheim
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften
A5, 6
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 11 a.m. – noon, Fri 10 a.m. – noon, Telefonsprechstande: Mon 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Tue and Thu 10 a.m. – noon

 Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle

Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle
Universität Mannheim
Bewerbungs- und Zulassungsstelle
L1,1
68131 Mannheim