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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik at the LMU München

Department Psychologie

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,170
Number of master degree students 360

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 95.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 95.6 %


Publications per academic 4.0
Citations per publication 4.8
Third party funds per academic 70.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.6
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 2.9
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.6
Digital teaching elements 2.6
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 3.4
Rooms 2.8
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.7

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Digital teaching elements 2.0
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.4
Transition to Master's studies 2.0
Research orientation 1.4
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Psychology places value on research-oriented teaching and learning. In the first year of studies there is a ‘research-oriented internship’, in the 3rd year of studies a 2nd ‘Empirical internship’. All of psychology is taught in its breadth, but also with many possibilities for a deeper look. Value is placed on the highest methodological standards, especially openness and transparency in research, but also in teaching. 4 Master’s programmes qualify students for various occupational fields in psychology, including a licence in psychotherapy. A variety of training opportunities exist.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Psychology offers two Master´s degree programmes taught in English: Neuro Cognitive Psychology and Master of the Learning Sciences; There are numerous international research collaborations; there is an extensive range of external, English-speaking lecturers; International exchange takes place via Erasmus+ and LMU Exchange.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Numerous laboratories, which can also be used by students (EEG & behaviour, multi-sensory perception, eye-tracking, virtual lab, baby and child labs, video labs, transcranial magnet simulation, spectroscopic instruments, neurostimulation, fMRI scanner in cooperation with Medicine). Library with a large reference stock and access to numerous online journals; Students have access to PCs and software in the CIP pools; the IT Helpdesk offers direct support; In addition: Testothek test archive, Testlab, i-Teach, Melessa (Munich Experimental Laboratory for Economic and Social Sciences), research and teaching outpatient clinics.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Psychology is involved in numerous projects, funded by the DFG, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the OECD, various foundations and corporations, etc.; Research Unit Active Perception (German Research Foundation); the research projects take place across a wide range of the represented subject areas.
  • Other special features
    Further education, guidance and coaching programmes are available for academics at the Center for Leadership and People Management. Students are supported through peer-to-peer mentoring. Students are actively encouraged to present their work in meetings of groups in their area of specialisation. The focus is on forms of research-oriented learning.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Information on access restrictions
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