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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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Basic information

Total number of students 590
Number of master degree students 120

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 71.4 %


Publications per academic 2.0
Citations per publication 4.6
Third party funds per academic 55.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.7
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation 2.3
Exams 2.5
Digital teaching elements 2.4
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.7
Rooms 3.7
Library 2.9
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 3.1

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies no destict rank group could be assigned
Digital teaching elements 2.1
Courses offered no destict rank group could be assigned
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies no destict rank group could be assigned
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 2.7

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 Master's degree course expands and consolidates the knowledge in the fields of Industrial and Engineering Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Occupational and Organisational Psychology as well as Health Psychology (including the Psychology of Professional Rehabilitation).
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    One of the work units is internationally oriented, with English the colloquial language, and empirical internships are also in English.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Institute of Psychology at RWTH Aachen has the usual laboratory equipment as well as an eye-movement laboratory, a VR 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 launched in 2015 (2015-2021).
  • Other special features
    The teaching and research focus in the health psychology application field of Professional Rehabilitation Psychology is a special feature in Germany.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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