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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Verhaltens- und Empirische Kulturwissenschaften at the Uni Heidelberg

Psychologisches Institut

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Basic information

Total number of students 710
Number of master degree students 270

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 90.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 85.7 %


Publications per academic 6.9
Citations per publication 4.9
Third party funds per academic 47.2 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.3
Digital teaching elements 2.2
Research orientation 1.7
Job market preparation 2.4
Rooms 2.7
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Digital teaching elements 2.1
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 1.9

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
    The Institute of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg offers a consecutive Bachelor’s and Master´s degree programmes in psychology for 90 students each. The Master´s degree programme optionally focuses on "Organizational Behaviour and Adaptive Cognition" or "Developmental and Clinical Psychology". One of the institute's key research areas is self-regulation. The Institute of Psychology thus forms a central component of the German Universities Excellence Initiative-funded "Field of Focus 4: self-regulation and regulation" at the University of Heidelberg.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    We put students in contact with leading figures in our field by appointing internationally renowned experts. Our honorary professors include Robert Kail (Purdue University, developmental psychology), Andreas Schleicher (OECD Paris, educational psychology), Robert Sternberg (Cornell University, cognitive psychology), Kathleen Vohs (University of Minnesota, social psychology) & Allan Wigfield (University of Maryland, motivational psychology). Periods abroad via Erasmus and other exchange programmes are explicitly encouraged and energetically promoted.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The institute has a large number of computer workstations and has its own library. A behavioural laboratory completed in 2018 offers students good conditions for computer-based research projects. There are special laboratories for eye movement studies, physiological measurements and EEG analysis.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Numerous research projects (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, German Research Foundation, EU) offer students the opportunity to collaborate as assistants. Theses (Bachelor's, Master's degree) are often integrated in projects. Through the topic of "Self-regulation", one of the university's four key areas of the Excellence Initiative is primarily based in the Psychology Department.
  • Other special features
    The Psychological Institute accommodates a psychotherapy university outpatient clinic and the training institute "Centre for Psychological Psychotherapy". This enables practice-oriented teaching in clinical psychology. There are many attractive applications beyond the field of psychotherapy, including in the areas of work, health and teaching.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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