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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Psychologie at the Uni Bochum

  • Universitätsstraße 150/Gebäude GAFO 04/262
  • 44780 Bochum
  • Phone: +49 234 322-4606
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,400
Number of master degree students 220

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 83.6 %


Publications per academic 4.2
Citations per publication 5.3
Third party funds per academic 161.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.8
Exams 2.0
Digital teaching elements 1.8
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 2.3
Rooms 1.3
Library 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.0
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 1.7
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    The faculty offers students broad, subject-specific, expert training using various teaching formats. There are opportunities for specific specialisation (particularly in: Business Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology (adults, children and young people)). Teaching is closely linked with current research and independent research projects. Students learn to work and generate knowledge independently and to describe, reflect on and evaluate tasks and issues systematically. APPR
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty of Psychology has outstanding international links. Erasmus agreements have been concluded with 11 universities. The students are encouraged to complete a semester or work placement abroad. There is also a joint degree programme with the University of Istanbul and a German-French doctorate agreement (cotutelles) with the University of Marseille. With its Master of Cognitive Science, the faculty offers another interdisciplinary degree course taught in English. The faculty is also involved in the International Graduate School of Neuroscience.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The faculty has a large number of excellently equipped laboratories (EEG systems, eye-tracking systems, genetic analysis devices, electrophysiology, virtual reality etc.) as well as sufficient assessment and therapy rooms. The technical equipment is state-of-the-art. The faculty has its own well-equipped departmental library. It is possible to access all relevant journals (electronically). The faculty also has its own workshop, which designs and produces mechanical and electronic investigation devices.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Among others, the department boasts a Leibniz Prize winner, Prof. Dr. Drs. Onur Güntürkün, and a Humboldt professorship, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf. All Chairs have high-quality research projects (ERC Grants, Collaborative Research Centre of the German Research Foundation (DFG), DFG Research Unit, DFG Priority Programme, etc.). Both animal and human experimental research as well as clinical (patient) research is conducted at the faculty. Business psychology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology are the key areas.
  • Other special features
    The faculty is also characterised by other structure-related collaborations, research projects and awards: ERC Grants, Collaborative Research Centre (DFG) ‘Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes’; Humboldt Professorship Prof. Jürgen Margraf; Leibniz Prize winner Prof. Onur Güntürkün; Research Unit (DFG) "Extinction Learning: Behavioural, Neural and Clinical Mechanisms"; International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Research Department of Neuroscience, Centre for Psychotherapy, university outpatient clinic; Priority Programme (DFG) "Intentional Forgetting" and similar
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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