Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural StudiesPsychology – Bachelor 25%

Prospective Student Information Day at Heidelberg University – 17. November 2021

This year, the prospective student information day will consist in a mix of on-campus lectures, 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.
Prospective Student Information Day 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 local admission restriction
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The academic programme attaches major importance to conveying knowledge of psychology as an empirical science. Students learn about ways of thinking and research in empirical psychology and acquire the basic knowledge and skills of psychological research methods. They learn about different theoretical approaches and gain insights into the central topics of psychology. These topics are consolidated in a wide range of lectures, seminars and practice classes. In addition, students are also provided with an overview of the various career options associated with psychology. The targeted combination of compulsory elective subjects enables (but does not require) students to select own areas of specialisation in the second stage of university education.

Course Structure

As a minor, the six-semester course is divided into three parts.  

  • Module I: Fundamentals – Familiarisation with the methods of thinking, researching and argumentation in psychology as an empirical science as well as overarching theoretical approaches.  
  • Module II: Building on fundamentals – In-depth study of two of the following topical areas: general psychology I and II, social psychology, developmental psychology, bio psychology, differential psychology 
  • Module III: Applications – In-depth study of two of the following application areas: clinical psychology, occupational and organisational psychology, health psychology, pedagogical psychology 

The topics of stage 1 studies are specific to the minor subject while the topics of the remaining stages are taught in the context of the general Bachelor’s programme in psychology.