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Psychology, Department

Fachbereich 06: Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft at the Uni Gießen


  • Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10
  • 35394 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 99-26000
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Basic information

Total number of students 880 *
Number of master degree students 300

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 94.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 77.6 %

International orientation

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

Research

Publications per academic 2.8
Citations per publication 2.6
Third party funds per academic 86.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.2
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 3.2
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 2.6
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.5
Overall study situation 2.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.0
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.6
Overall study situation 2.1

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching in the Bachelor's degree in Psychology allows for individual specialisation, especially in the third academic year, thanks to the compulsory elective module structure. The acquisition of academic skills is promoted through courses which take place alongside thesis writing, in which the theory and practice of academic work are taught. A specialisation can optionally be chosen in the Master's degree course. Overall, there is a high degree of flexibility with regard to the focus. A fast-track doctorate programme is available for particularly qualified BSc graduates.
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Numerous international academics are active in the department. This includes individual academic lectures and also longer research and teaching visits in the department (examples: Mercator guest professorship, Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner of the Humboldt Foundation). There are also research associations such as the Collaborative Research Centre "Perception" and internationally oriented DFG Priority Programmes and international DFG Graduate Programmes. The department supports the participation of students in ERASMUS programmes and actively tries to enter into partnerships with other universities abroad.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, Frankreich; Université de Loraine, Nancy, Frankreich; Panteion University, Athen, Griechenland; Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italien; Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italien; Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italien; Umea University, Schweden; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spanien; Universidad de Oviedo, Spanien; University of Birmingham, GB; University of Durham, GB; St.Mary's University Twickenham, London, GB; Istanbul Kültür University, Türkei; Üsküdar University, Istanbul, Türkei; York University Toronto, Kanada
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department has outstanding infrastructure (workshop: precision engineering, printing facilities, electrical technology, 3D printer and more). The Bender Institute for Neuroscience (BION) is also affiliated with the latest 3 Tesla magnetic resonance tomography devices. The department has a biochemical, molecular genetics lab in which, for example, the concentrations of hormones, neurotransmitters and genetic parameters (SNPs, VNTR etc.) can be measured (also by students). Numerous eye-trackers and a laboratory for spatial orientation (virtual reality) are also available.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department is particularly characterised by large joint projects. In addition to the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 135 (Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception), the Priority Programme of the German Research Foundation PP 1772 (New Frameworks of
  • Other special features
    Postgraduate training: Psychological psychotherapy - focus on behavioural therapy; soon: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Further information on research activities
    http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb06/psychologie/abt
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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