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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Mannheim

  • Schloß, Seminargebäude A5, 6
  • 68159 Mannheim
  • Phone: +49 621 181-1998
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Basic information

Total number of students 840 *
Number of master degree students 220

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 93.4 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 87.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 2/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %


Publications per academic 3.8
Citations per publication 5.5
Third party funds per academic 53.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.7
Research orientation 1.6
Job market preparation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Rooms 1.6
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.6

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.5
Research orientation 1.5
Support for stays abroad 1.6
Overall study situation 1.7

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    small seminar groups; good ratio of lecturers to students; supplementary exercises for selected lectures; Supplementary tutorials in Quantitative Methods (Statistics) & Biological Psychology; accompanying online forums for the lectures in the foundation subjects; e-learning via Ilias platform; training in psychological research methods and diagnostics; basic specialisation in General Psychology; course on Consumer Psychology; key application area of Business Psychology; Conversation technique and intervention practicals in the M.Sc.
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The psychology department has many international links. Courses in English are offered each semester. Visiting researchers are regularly recruited from abroad who hold research-related courses in English. A semester abroad or a practical abroad are easy to integrate into the degree course. Most academic achievements gained abroad are recognised. The department's international coordinators regularly conclude new cooperation agreements with international universities.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Cardiff, UK; University of Exeter, UK; Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Niederlande; KU Leuven, Belgien; Universitat de Valencia, Spanien; University of Toronto, Kanada; San Diego State University, USA; Indiana University Bloomington, USA; The University of Sydney, Australien; National University of Singapore, Singapur
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Psychology Department is characterised by very good and extensive technical equipment. It has its own PC room with relevant software, a laboratory for Clinical Psychophysiology at the Otto Selz Institute, several Cognitive and Social Psychology experimental rooms with PC workstations, laboratory for Clinical Psychophysiology, UB Area A3 with a psychological test archive ("Testothek"), multi-media equipment in all lecture theatres and seminar rooms, full WLAN coverage on campus, collaboration with the Central Institute of Mental Health (and the FMRT).
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research on Cognitive and Social Psychology (memory, knowledge, thought, decision-making, perception, changes of opinion, judgement, stereotypes, mathematical modelling); Clinical Psychology (emotional aspects of psychopathology, perception of emotional v
  • Other special features
    Post-graduate training in Psychological Psychotherapy can be taken up at the Otto Selz Institute. There is close teaching and research collaboration with the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim (ZI).
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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