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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 720
Number of master degree students 230

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 91.6 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 93.3 %


Publications per academic 5.1
Citations per publication 5.3
Third party funds per academic 79.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.9
Digital teaching elements 1.9
Research orientation 1.5
Job market preparation 2.4
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 1.9
Digital teaching elements 1.8
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Research orientation 1.4
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    small seminar groups; good supervision ratio of lecturers/students; supplementary exercises for selected lectures; supplementary tutorials in Quantitative Methods (Statistics) & Biological and Neuropsychology; 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; key application area of Business Psychology; course on Consumer Psychology; Conversation technique and intervention practicals in the M.Sc.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The psychology department has many international links. Courses in English are offered each semester. Visiting researchers are recruited from abroad who hold research-based courses or guest lectures in English. A semester abroad or a practical abroad are easy to integrate into the degree course. Most academic achievements gained abroad are recognised. Department staff for international coordination regularly conclude new cooperation agreements with international universities.
  • 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 visual and auditory stimuli); Occupational and Organisational Psychology (stress, recovery, health, proactivity, creativity, informal learning); Consumer Psychology (affective and cognitive behavioural reactions to products and brands) as well as Educational Psychology (cognitive/motivational processes in learning).
  • Support for founders
    The University of Mannheim offers a very good setting for students interested in starting a business. The field of business administration has a very broad base and explicitly extends to business start-ups. Supplemental to this, the Institute for SME Research conducts research on the topic of business start-ups and offers consulting with regard to start-ups as well. In addition, there are several student initiatives concerned with the topic of start-ups.
  • Other special features
    After completing Variant II of the Bachelor’s programme, students have the option of applying at the University of Mannheim for a course of study towards the Master’s degree in preparation for licensing as a psychotherapist. These student services should also be emphasised: Professional degree-programme management and subject-specific student advice, international coordination, departmental internship office (support and guidance during the internship search and embarking on career as well as for application documents); Students are involved in ongoing research projects.
  • 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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