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Psychology, Department

Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie at the Uni Erl.-Nürnb./Erlangen

Institut für Psychologie

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 720 *
Number of master degree students 270

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 5/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 93.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 90.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %


Publications per academic 2.8
Citations per publication 3.8
Third party funds per academic 55.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.5

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 3.0
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.5
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Rooms 2.4
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 2.3
Support for stays abroad 3.6
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    The institute places a particular emphasis on ensuring that students actively participate as early on as possible in processes that are important for psychological research and practice. For this purpose, for example, a large number of project seminars are offered in which students can actively participate in the development, application and evaluation of psychological processes. The tools necessary for this are available in various forms (hormone lab, video lab, outpatient clinic for psychological psychotherapy, technology for managing behaviour in experiments, see below).
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    A large number of international (e.g. EU-funded) research projects demonstrate the institute's involvement in a whole series of transnational research collaborations. Students are also systematically supported in this respect in order to expand their subject-specific skills and broaden their range of experience by gaining relevant experience abroad. Alongside the academically essential collaboration with Anglo-American nations, the institute also collaborates intensively with (eastern) European, Asian, Arab and South American countries.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spanien; Tallinna Tehnikaúlikool, Tallinn, Estland; Uniwersytet Jagielloñski, Krakau, Polen; University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Großbritannien; Université Rennes 2, Rennes, Frankreich
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has excellent technical equipment in all research areas. By way of example, the psychoimmunological, molecular-biological and hormone labs are noteworthy special features where complex biological analytical procedures can be carried out to an outstanding level of quality. Over the past few years, an outpatient clinic for psychological psychotherapy has also been established at the institute, where psychotherapeutic processes can be systematically monitored and analysed using high-quality camera systems.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research at the faculty focuses on a variety of current psychological topics and issues. For example, it is being investigated across disciplines how modern means of communication, social media, smartphones, tablets etc. can contribute to a better underst
  • Other special features
    Other attractive options for studying or working at FAU result from specific support for female junior academics and from the FAU Graduate School. As examples of the benefits of this support for junior academics, it must be noted that the prize from the Department of Clinical Psychology of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) for the most successful junior academic was awarded to a junior academic of FAU, and the FAU Social Sciences Doctorate Prize has been awarded to female junior academics in the (Social) Psychology Department two times in a row.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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