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Psychology, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Tübingen

Fachbereich Psychologie

  • Auf der Morgenstelle 8
  • 72076 Tübingen
  • Phone: +49 707 1297-8045
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Basic information

Total number of students 750
Number of master degree students 250

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 77.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 92.6 %


Publications per academic 3.7
Citations per publication 4.4
Third party funds per academic 75.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.8
Digital teaching elements 2.9
Research orientation 1.8
Job market preparation 3.2
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support number of cases below 15
Support in studies number of cases below 15
Digital teaching elements number of cases below 15
Courses offered number of cases below 15
Study organisation number of cases below 15
Transition to Master's studies number of cases below 15
Research orientation number of cases below 15
Overall study situation number of cases below 15

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    3-year Bachelor’s degree with a focus on cognitive psychology; Acquisition of basic knowledge in lectures and in-depth application skills in different teaching forms (e.g. work placements, project work); Problem-oriented learning and practically oriented content as preferential teaching methods; Intensive supervision in small groups with a maximum of 15 or 25 participants in seminars and project groups; Additional support from student tutors and mentors; Possible to specialise in the applied fields of Clinical-Educational Psychology and Economic, School and Cognitive Psychology.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In the 5th study semester, students have the opportunity to gain experience abroad in their degree programme; Teach@Tübingen offers foreign doctoral candidates and post-docs the opportunity to teach and research for 6-12 months in Tübingen; Various Erasmus and DAAD exchange programme in teaching, research and academic studies; Participation in the ‘LEAD’ postgraduate school as part of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal government. Research group ‘Modal and Amodal Cognition’ with many international employees, with research activities and international cooperations that also radiate into teaching.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Psycho-acoustic laboratory, colour laboratory, eye-tracking labs (eye motion), tDCS (direct current simulation of the brain), tACS (alternating current simulation of the brain), NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) to measure brain activity, response time experiments, EEG labs, hand motion measurement with sensors, audio and video recording with special analysis software, pulse oximetry for measuring the oxygen content in the blood; Test archive, computer diagnostics for free use for student trial projects, teaching rooms equipped with smart boards and technology for hybrid events.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Relevance to application and focus on basics also taken into consideration; Broad range of funding sources (including German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Ministry of Education and Research, European Research Council, EU, Ministry of Education and Culture, funding within the scope of the Leibniz Competition, Volkswagen Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation); Institute-wide research group of the DFG ‘Modal and Amodal Cognition’ with many job opportunities for students. Participation in the LEAD graduate school and joint projects with Tübingen linguistics.
  • Other special features
    Cognitive Psychology specialisation; Participation of the department in the interdisciplinary degree course in Cognitive Science and the Forum Scientarium; Close cooperation with the university outpatient clinic and the Competence Centre for School Psychology; Versatile cooperation with the Leibniz-Institut for Wissensmedien (Leibnitz Institute for Knowledge Media); First WissenschaftsCampus in Germany; "Learning, Educational Achievement, and Life Course Development (LEAD) graduate school under the scope of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal Government. Institute-wide, DFG-funded research group: ‘Modal and Amodal Cognition’.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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