Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural StudiesPsychology – Bachelor 100%

Orientation Days at Heidelberg University - 7th June to 25th June 2021

This year, the orientation days will consist in a mix of online presentations, videos, and podcasts. Learn more about the degree programmes available at Heidelberg University, gain insight into the diverse subjects on offer, and pick up all the important information you need about studying at Heidelberg.
Orientation Days at Heidelberg University

Students of psychology learn about human experiences and behaviour. Based on empirical research, students attempt to describe, understand and predict human behaviour in all areas of life as well as implications for psychological interventions.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Science
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman, partial English
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with admission restriction in the scope of the dialogue-oriented services procedure
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme Psychology 100% is the gateway for a career as a psychologist. In this way, students initially acquire basic knowledge and skills from the broad spectrum of fundamental areas and application areas in psychology as well as diagnostic competencies and substantiated knowledge of methods in psychological research. The targeted combination of compulsory elective subjects enables (but does not require) students to select own areas of specialisation in their university education. 

Course Structure

The first two thirds of the course are mainly dedicated to learning about all relevant fundamental and application areas as well as acquiring substantiated research methods: 

  • general introduction (introduction to psychology and epistemology, trial research) 
  • basic techniques of the academic programme (critical reading of specialist literature, own literature research) 
  • knowledge of scientific methods (experiment design, empirical project seminars, statistics, introduction to computer-based data analysis) 
  • knowledge of traditional fundamental areas (general psychology, differential psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology) 
  • knowledge of relevant areas of application (pedagogical psychology, health and prevention, clinical psychology, occupational and organisational psychology) 
  • basic skills in psychological diagnostics and testing theory 

In the final third of the course, students can select various subjects to consolidate their fundamental and application knowledge. Furthermore, the final third also focusses on targeted acquisition of technical and personal key competencies to prepare graduates for their later careers. In the area of personal key competencies, students can choose from modules in 

  • project organisation 
  • presentation of independent research 
  • teaching skills 

In the area of technical key competencies, students can choose from modules in 

  • case study analysis 
  • diagnostics/expert reports 
  • counselling 

In addition, there is a lecture series dedicated to psychological application areas in practice and research and a six-week external professional internship which provide students with the opportunity to learn about the various career options for psychologists and develop own career perspectives. 

In the Bachelor's thesis, students should show that they can independently work on own scientific psychological questions with the help of scientific methods.