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Psychology, Department

Fakultät 7 - Philosophische Fakultät at the RWTH Aachen

Institut für Psychologie

  • Jägerstraße 17/19
  • 52066 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 809-6012
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 370 *
Number of master degree students 90

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 95.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 49.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/9 points
International orientation, master's 5/9 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %


Publications per academic 1.7
Citations per publication 3.1
Third party funds per academic 45.1 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered
Study organisation 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad 3.8
Rooms 3.0
Library 2.4
IT-infrastructure 2.9
Overall study situation

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 3.7
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Support for stays abroad
Overall study situation

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Bachelor's degree course in Psychology is modular. The teaching modules in Psychology are supplemented with two topic modules from other disciplines and a supplementary module for communication of key qualifications. The Master's degree course expands and consolidates the knowledge in the fields of Industrial Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Occupational and Organisational Psychology as well as Health Psychology (incl. Psychology of Vocational Rehabilitation).
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  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Tsinghua University, IIT Madras, University of Alberta, University of California at Berkeley, Southeast University, Michigan State University, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Institute of Psychology at RWTH Aachen has the usual laboratory equipment as well as an eye movement laboratory and an EEG and EMG laboratory.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Prof. Iring Koch is the coordinator and since 2018 the spokesperson of the German Research Foundation's (DFG) priority programme "Human Multitasking" (priority programme 1772 "Human performance under multiple cognitive task requirements") which was launch
  • Other special features
    The teaching and research focus in the field of application of Professional Rehabilitation Psychology is a special feature in Germany.
  • 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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