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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Gesundheit at the Uni Witten/Herdecke (priv.)

Department für Psychologie und Psychotherapie

  • Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
  • 58448 Witten
  • Phone: +49 2302 926-780
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Basic information

Total number of students 510
Number of master degree students 220

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 86.4 %


Publications per academic 2.4
Citations per publication 3.8
Third party funds per academic 9.5 T€
Doctorates per professor 0.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.7
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.0
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Research orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 1.9
Rooms 1.5
Library 2.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.9

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
    Small group sizes in lectures (35-45 students) and seminars (15-23 students); Focus in the field of Clinical Psychology with six chairs/professorships represented; Integration of instruction and research through curricular small-group projects in the research areas of the department; curricular and personnel representation of all scientifically recognised methods in psychotherapy; Involvement of external experts in the training of psychotherapy procedures
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    There are currently seven Erasmus partnerships available to students: University of Klagenfurt (Austria), University of Cyprus (Cyprus), Université de Nantes (France), University of Palermo (Italy), Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Warsaw (Poland) and Yeditepe University (Turkey). Outside of Europe, there is a cooperation arrangement with the University of Havana (Cuba).
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The various laboratory spaces with different technical equipment can be used for thesis work (e.g. sound-absorbing privacy partitions, sound-insulating headphones, virtual reality equipment, separable area for toddler studies, stress laboratory, EEG laboratory, digital camera). The library provides access to approx. 1,573 electronic journals in psychology. Of these, about 769 titles are freely available and about 804 are licensed.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Key focus areas in the field of clinical psychology and healthcare research, particularly in the field of integrated and personalised/person-centred preventative health care (IPHP). Cooperation with other departments within the Faculty of Health (Medicine, Dentistry, Care Management), and with external cooperation partners, e.g. via Psycho-cardiology, Psycho-oncology, Psycho-immunology, etc.
  • Other special features
    There is a 2-step selection procedure (no minimum school-leaving grade): 1. Written application (letter of motivation, CV in table form, internship certificate). 2. Personal selection procedure with two in-depth personal interviews and 3 semi-standardised multiple mini interviews. Applicants for the Master’s degree course must also complete a test of knowledge. The tuition fees can be pre-financed via the reversed generation contract.
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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