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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Human- und Sozialwissenschaften at the Uni Wuppertal

Institut für Psychologie

  • Max-Horkheimer-Straße 30
  • 42119 Wuppertal
  • Phone: +49 202 439-2339
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Basic information

Total number of students 550 *
Number of master degree students 170

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 61.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %


Publications per academic 2.5
Citations per publication 3.3
Third party funds per academic 28.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered
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Research orientation
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.7
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    At Bergische University, the institute has received the highest number of teaching awards, including for the development of innovative seminar and exercise formats. During the initial study phase, students benefit from advice and support offers; difficult modules are supported by tutorials. All Bachelor's and Master's students are closely involved in research and receive intensive personal support. The degree is broadly based and offers specialisation options. The clinical training takes place in the university's outpatient centre.
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Psychology at the Bergische University has a strong international focus. An increasing number of modules offer seminars in English. A number of strong exchange relationships are in place with universities in Europe, North America and Asia. Students have the opportunity to spend entire semesters at a partner university or complete research and vocational practicals abroad. Intensive advice and support is available for both options.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA; Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China; McMaster University, Toronto, Canada; Queens University, Kingston, Canada; Jihoceska Univerzita, Ceskych Budejovicich, Tschechien; Paris Lodron Universität, Salzburg, Österreich; National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Irland; Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The department's working groups have experimental laboratories with modern equipment. Special methodologies are used for the analysis of complex diagnostic data and for neurocognitive testing. This includes innovative methods in the measurement and analysis of eye movements and fNIRS. In addition to an excellent university library, the institute also has a test archive, which is operated jointly with the School of Education. Students have access to the usual research tools and databases.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The department pursues an integrated development concept with a focus on "mental health", "cognition and emotion" and "lifelong development", which all professors are involved in. The working groups have their own research projects which help set internat
  • Other special features
    The Wuppertal site is characterised by short distances and a close personal relationships. The Bergische University is innovative and very dynamic. This also applies to the psychology department where two new professorships will promote teaching and research in the areas of "Neurocognitive Development and Behavioural Regulation" and "Health Psychology and Applied Diagnostics". The city of Wuppertal and the Bergisches Land region have excellent transport connections and the quality of life of there excellent. Rents are comparatively low and sufficient student housing is available.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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