General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Subject-specific university entrance qualification/social branch
Application period winter
Place of study
Start of the program
Standard length of the program
Part-time studies possible
The polyvalent Bachelor's degree program in Psychology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt starts in the winter semester. Within the polyvalent education, the program offers the modules relevant for the license to practice medicine in accordance with the new psychotherapist law (Section 7 and Section 9 of the Gesetz über den Beruf der Psychotherapeutin und des Psychotherapeuten (PsychThG)) and the medical licensure act for psychotherapists (Approbationsordnung für Psychotherapeutinnen und Psychotherapeuten, PsychThApprO). These modules relevant to the licensing process must be successfully completed by all students who wish to obtain a license under the new psychotherapist law.
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The program in detail
Psychology is an empirical science that combines features from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. It deals with issues in basic research as well as practical questions. The diversity of the subject is also reflected in the basic and application-oriented areas of the degree programs, which include the path to the profession of psychotherapist in the application-oriented area.
Students who decide to study psychology should have an interest in the principles of human experience and behavior, and enjoy academic work. The academic nature of the program means that it requires strong learning capabilities and resilience. Due to the breadth of the content and its international nature, students should have a good command of German and English. An aptitude for mathematics is also an advantage.
The program is divided into the required area and the required elective area.
In the required area, students learn important basic and applied disciplines of psychology. Within this framework, the students complete various internships (link to students).
In the required elective area, students take modules in both psychological and non-psychological areas. During their studies, students take part in 25 hours of experiments.
Within the framework of the Bachelor's thesis, they work on a scientifically relevant question using the acquired scientific knowledge and methods.
Basic theoretical disciplines
Personality psychology and differential psychology
Psychological research methods
Psychological diagnosis and assessment
Rankings and assessments
KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2021 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. The ranking was based on over 40,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 98 percent of students questioned for the ranking would recommend studying at the KU to others.
"There is no better praise for a university than almost 100 percent of students and alumni agreeing: I can only recommend studying at the KU! That is why we are very pleased with the ranking’s outcome, because it expresses the high level of satisfaction of our students," says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.
Students complete a required 6-week professional internship during their Bachelor’s studies. The internship can be completed, for example, in specialized clinics, private therapy practices, consulting institutions or companies.
Career possibilities and professional fields
Psychologists work in many different professional fields. You can work as a psychological psychotherapist, in various counseling centers, in research, in diagnostics, in the private sector and in many other fields. The Bachelor's degree in psychology does not yet lead to the professional title "psychologist” – a Master's degree is required for this.
Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.
What sets the KU apart
Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.
It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.
Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities.
The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.
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