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Bachelor's Programme Psychology

As of winter semester 2019/2020 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0313 Psychology
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 640
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
 Outstanding performance
= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 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).

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).

First Semester »

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: So cial Psychology › continue second semester!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

Graphic chart »

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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

Information about the Programme

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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Mag. Dr. Christine Unterrainer
OR Mag. Dietmar Kratzer

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 for students with disabilities

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