Bachelor's Programme Psychology
|Faculty||Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science|
|Duration / ECTS-Credits||6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits|
||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
||Bachelor (First Cycle)|
|Mode of Study
||C 033 640|
|Curriculum||Information on the Curriculum *
||Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
||According to § 124b of the Universities Act of 2002, Federal Law Bulletin I, No. 120/2002, current version, admission to the bachelor's degree programme in psychology at the University of Innsbruck is restricted and subject to admission procedures (see the regulations for the relevant academic year).|
* Information on the Curriculum (2008W)
- English version of the Curriculum (April 21 2008)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 21 2008, Issue 29, No. 258
- Regulation of the Rectorate regarding the admission procedures for the Bachelor Programme Psychology according to § 124b Universities Act 2002 for the Academic Year 2012/2013
- Regulation of the Rectorate regarding the admission procedures for the Bachelor Programme according to § 124b Universities Act 2002 for the Academic Year 2013/2014
- Univerity of Innsbruck Bulletin June 05 2013, Issue 37, No. 312 (Admission procedures)
Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading
The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.
The ECTS Grading Table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The ECTS Grading Table is updated in regular intervals.
| Austrian grading
Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria
| Positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
| not completed
|| Negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Source: Academic year 2012/2013
Overall classification of the qualification
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).
Recommended Course Sequence
The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.
The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Indroduction in Psychology A
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Indroduction in Psychology B › continue second semester!
5.5 ECTS-Credits: Statistic A › continue second semester!
4.5 ECTS-Credits: Developmental Psychology › continue second semester!
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Social Psychology › continue second semester!
› 1.5 ECTS-Credits: Indroduction in Psychology B
› 4.5 ECTS-Credits: Statistic A
› 5.5 ECTS-Credits: Developmental Psychology
› 6.0 ECTS-Credits: Social Psychology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: General Psychology A (beginning first semester, overall exam second semester!)
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychological Methods › continue third semester!
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychological Methods
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Historical and Social Basics for Psychology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Statistic B
10.0 ECTS-Credits: General Psychology B
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences › continue fourth semester!
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Diagnostic › continue fourth semester!
› 6.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences
› 6.0 ECTS-Credits: Diagnostic
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Biological Psychology A (beginning third semester, overall exam fourth semester!)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Biological Psychology B
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction of Psychopathalogy › continue fifth semester!
› 2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction of Psychopathalogy
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Research Practice › continue sixth semester!
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Basic and Applied Subjects › continue sixth semester!
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Internship
› 12.5 ECTS-Credits: Research Practice (Bachelor’s Thesis)
› 2.5 ECTS-Credits: Basic and Applied Subjects
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Applied Psychology (beginning fifth semester, overall exam sixth semester!)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology (beginning fifth semester, overall exam sixth semester!)
Qualification Profile and Skills
The Bachelor's Programme Psychology serves as preparation for a master's degree programme and as vocational training. The programme conveys the fundamental knowledge required for the responsible and scientifically sound analysis of psychological problems and for the assessment of psychological activities. The Bachelor's Programme in Psychology conveys the fundamentals of the discipline. Students acquire knowledge of the scientific description and explanation of human experience and activity as well as of psychological processes, such as perception, feeling, thought, memory, that are of central importance in the interaction between the individual and his or her social, technical and natural environment. In addition to solid knowledge in basic research and methodology in psychology, students learn the fundamentals of the application of psychological knowledge to shape and improve people's living and working conditions. The focus of the practically-oriented programme lies in conveying solid fundamental knowledge of psychological diagnostics and of psychological intervention in clinical, health, occupational and organizational fields as well as in educational contexts.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Graduates are able to produce, evaluate, assess and implement scientific developments in the fields of psychology and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess theoretical and methodological problem-solving skills as well as specialist skills in clinical, health-oriented, vocational and organizational psychological contexts.
Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities
For professional activities as a psychologist, a master's degree will likely be required (new law governing psychology as a profession).
The most common areas of activity for psychologists:
Health care (clinical psychology, psychotherapy, neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology), work, organizational and business psychology (company psychology, personnel management, employment market administration, business and personnel consultation, advertising), educational psychology (school psychology, educational counselling facilities), universities (research, teaching, student counselling) and traffic psychology.
Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck
Forms (in German only)
- Evidence of the Bachelor's Thesis according to the curriculum
- Examination Records
- Recognition of exams
- Cover Sheet for the Bachelor's Thesis
- Declaration of Academic Honesty
Contact and Information
Standort Innrain 52d
Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Maria Hildegard Walter
Associate Dean of Studies
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Marco Furtner, MAS MBA
Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Inge Werner
Start of Studies & Admission Procedures
phone: +43 512 507-5547