Bachelor's Programme Psychology

Curriculum (2008W)

As of winter semester 2019/2020 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. 

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration/ ECTS-Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Admission Requirements 
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science

Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0313 Psychology

Study Code
UC 033 640

 Information on the Curriculum (2008W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

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
3.0 ECTS-Credits: General Psychology A › continue second semester!
3.5 ECTS-Credits: Indroduction in Psychology B › continue second semester!
4.5 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
› 5.5 ECTS-Credits: Statistic A
› 5.5 ECTS-Credits: Developmental Psychology
› 6.0 ECTS-Credits: Social Psychology
  › 7.0 ECTS-Credits: General Psychology A
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!
    6.0 ECTS-Credits: Biological Psychology A › continue fourth semester!

› 6.5 ECTS-Credits: Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences
› 6.0 ECTS-Credits: Diagnostic
  › 4.0 ECTS-Credits: Biological Psychology A 
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
7.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology › continue sixth semester!
7.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Applied Psychology › continue sixth semester!

› 12.5 ECTS-Credits: Research Practice (Bachelor’s Thesis)
› 2.5 ECTS-Credits: Basic and Applied Subjects
  › 3.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Applied Psychology
  › 3.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology

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Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution 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 grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 38.6= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 29.8
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 19.9
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 11.7
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded 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).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Innrain 52d

Associate Dean of Studies (Recognition of exams)
Mag. Dr. Christine Unterrainer

Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Michael Barth, Bakk. MSc

Start of Studies
phone: +43 512 507-56006

Admission Procedures
phone: +43 512 507-96001

Information about the Programme

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