Psychology (Bachelor)

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Graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Psychology have a grasp of the principles of scientific psychology and can evaluate these critically. They are able to apply their basic knowledge of natural, human and social sciences and to expand their knowledge independently, if necessary. In addition, they are able to adequately use and evaluate psychological work and research methods. Moreover, the degree programme provides students with the necessary skills to familiarise themselves with specific tasks. They are able to identify problems in the field of psychology and contribute to the development of approaches to academic solutions.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 640

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Psychology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), two groups of compulsory modules on the core subjects of psychology, one group of compulsory modules on the methodological foundations and foundations of psychological assessment, one module on the different fields of application in psychology and the module Vocational Preparation. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Social psychology
  • Differential psychology
  • Statistics
  • Moderation techniques
  • Psychological assessments

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, students in the degree programme gain key competences that are relevant both for the career start as well as for consecutive academic studies. Graduates of the bachelor's programme in Psychology are not qualified to practise independently as psychologists according to the Austrian Psychologengesetz (psychologists' act, BGBI, No. 360/1990).

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates