What makes an individual unique? Why are people prejudiced about the unknown? How do social conflicts arise? Skills in psychology are essential for overcoming social challenges in education, business, and politics. In the psychology programme at Leuphana College, you will explore the experiences and behaviours of individuals with a focus on societal and organisational contexts.
In the Psychology Major at Leuphana College, you closely engage with and explore the basic subjects of psychology. These include general psychology, biological psychology, differential psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology.
You will also acquire skills in empirical research methods and psychological diagnostics, including the preparation and conduct of psychological experiments, data analysis with inferential statistics, and the application of diagnostic tests for individuals.
Psychology at Leuphana College
Studying in the bachelor’s programme at Leuphana College will allow you to combine specialist knowledge with an orientation to solutions thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and the Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major-minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor’s and will give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and, together with your fellow students, develop viable solutions to the challenges of the future.
The Leuphana Semester is the chance for an in-depth and fundamental engagement with science and academic methods. You will hone your critical thinking skills so that you can question the familiar, learning how to select the right approach for systematic investigation and knowledge acquisition, and how to deal responsibly with scientific and academic findings. The course also provides an introduction to psychology, which will teach you about descriptive statistics and psychological measurements. Exploring the principles of academic analysis, writing, and research in general and the introduction to the major is the basis of the interdisciplinary Bachelor's programme in psychology.
The minor is an applied subject that supplements and complements the Psychology (Principles) major. You have a choice: the Psychology and Society minor or the Business Psychology minor (the latter is only offered in German). The Psychology and Society minor focuses on aspects of occupational, organizational, and business psychology. The Business Psychology minor focuses on psychological aspects of particular relevance to business and industry.
Complementary Studies is your chance to satisfy your thirst for knowledge by discovering a new field each semester, for example, gender roles and spatial structures, Islamic law, or design thinking. By moving beyond the boundaries of your own discipline and engaging with others, you will develop an understanding of the diversity of academic and scientific cultures and acquire interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary skills.
In the fifth semester, you have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad. Exchange places are currently available at our partner universities Universidad de Málaga (Spain), Universidad San Martin de Porres (Peru), Üsküdar University, and Altinbas University (Turkey), and Drury University (USA).
You will acquire both specialist expertise and interdisciplinary skills. As a graduate of this programme, you will therefore be able to develop and professionally present problem-solving strategies in a national and international working environment.
The focus of psychology at Leuphana College is on application and society. Graduates with a Bachelor's in Psychology can therefore only work in non-clinical fields, such as consultancy, human resources, advertising, marketing, as well as work and technology.
After your Bachelor, you will also have the chance to develop your psychology expertise further in a Master's programme at a university in Germany or abroad.
At a Glance
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of study: 3 years
Total credits: 180 ECTS
Total places: 64
Language of instruction: English (German not required)
Semester fee: approximately EUR 360 (subject to change)
Semester abroad: optional
Start of classes: October of every year
Application period: mid-May - July 15 of every year