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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften at the Uni Würzburg

Institut für Psychologie

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Basic information

Total number of students 970 *
Number of master degree students 360

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 92.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 72.4 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 1/9 points
International orientation, master's 1/9 points
Outgoing students 4.0 %


Publications per academic 4.2
Citations per publication 5.3
Third party funds per academic 42.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.4
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.2

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.8
Courses offered 3.0
Study organisation 2.6
Transition to Master's studies 2.2
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Overall study situation 2.5

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Teaching with a link to current research; Extensive methodology training; Guided planning, implementation and evaluation of own experiments; Option to define individual key areas in the optional required areas based on interest and aptitude; Support for classroom teaching through e-Learning platform; Extensive course guidance; Many tutorials; Inclusion of relevant basic and applied subjects; The university psychotherapy clinic and the aptitude psychological guidance office are integrated into the Master's degree. The "Psychological Learning Therapist (BDP)" qualification can be acquired as part of the Master's degree
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  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Many Erasmus cooperation agreements with European universities (> 50); Many incoming students (>30 per year) and outgoing students (>70 per year); Cooperation agreements with US universities; Good guidance by the Erasmus representative of the institute. Strong international focus in research, regular visiting researchers from abroad, international Summer Schools (2017: Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience, approx. 40 participants from abroad; 2018: Reading and Learning in the Digital World, approx. 35 participants from abroad)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA; Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Staatliche Universität St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Russland; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moskau, Russland; Université de Genève, Genf, Schweiz; Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgien; Université de Strasbourg, Straßburg, Frankreich; Università di Bologna, Bologna & Cesena, Italien; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Niederlande; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Niederlande
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Well-equipped laboratories for experimental investigations in Cognitive Science, Social, Development, and Educational and Experimental Clinical Psychology; Virtual reality laboratories and a 5-sided CAVE System to investigate normal and pathological behaviour; Video laboratories for empirical research in Developmental and Educational Psychology; Psychophysiology laboratories; Possible to capture brain activities by means of imaging techniques (magnetic resonance tomography, near-infrared spectroscopy); Brain-computer interface laboratories. Eye tracking labs
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research projects funded by the German Research Foundation, the EU and the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology; Participation in the Collaborative Research Centre "Anxiety, Fear, Anxiety Disorders"; Organisation of the "Emotions" graduate school;
  • Other special features
    The Chair for Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the institute operates a psychotherapeutic university outpatient clinic for research and teaching and organises a continuing education degree course in Psychological Psychotherapy (WAPP; http://www.wapp.psychologie.uni-wuerzburg.de/home/); Aptitude psychological guidance office (associated with the Chair of Psychology IV, Educational Psychology), http://www.begabungsberatungsstelle.uni-wuerzburg.de/startseite/
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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