PSY | Curriculum

Curriculum of our Bachelor’s programme

In accordance with the Bologna criteria, our Bachelor’s programme is divided into six semesters and amounts to a total of 180 Credit points. Graduates are awarded the title „Bachelor of Science“ (BSc). The programme includes traditional formats such as lectures (LE = Lecture), seminars (SE = Seminar, PS = Proseminar) and combinations of lectures and seminars (IC = Integrated course) as well as more practically oriented courses (EX = Exercise).

The programme is operating in accordance with the academic year in Germany, which is split into tow semesters: The Winter Term is running from mid-October until the end of January. The Summer Term starts just after the Easter holidays until about the end of July. Since the programme is concised as an international Bachelors programme, every semester, courses will be taught at Sigmund Freud University Vienna, together with students from other branches of the SFU. More detailed information on the content of the courses will be available soon.

First Semester

Course Type Credit points
History of Psychology I IC 3
Reading Seminar EX 2
Introduction to Philosophy of Social Research LE 2
Exercises: Introduction to Philosophy of Social Research PS 3
Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences I IC 3
Exercises: Selfawareness EX 3
Autobiografical Writing EX 1
Culture Theory IC 3

Second Semester

Course Type Credit points
History of Psychology II IC 3
Statistics I IC 3
Media Theory and Design IC 3
Conversation Techniques EX 4
Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences II IC 3
General Psychology I LE 2
Exercises: Introduction to Methods of Experimental Psychology EX 2

Third Semester

Course Type Credit points
Developmental and Educational Psychology I IC 3
Statistics II IC 3
Introduction to Qualitative Methods I LE 2
Seminar: Introduction to Qualitative Methods I PS 3
Historical Anthropology IC 3
Moderation EX 4
General Psychology II LE 2

Fourth Semester

Course Type Credit points
Developmental and Educational Psychology II IC 3
Introduction to Quantitative Methods of Data Collection: Test Theory LE 2
Exercices: Introduction to Quantitative Methods of Data Collection: Test Theory EX 3
Introduction to Qualitative Methods II LE 2
Seminar: Introduction to Qualitative Methods II PS 3
Sociology IC 3
Leadership and Team Dynamics EX 4

Fifth Semester

Course Type Credit points
Social Psychology I IC 3
Psychological Diagnostics I IC 3
Communication Research and Linguistics IC 3
Crisis Intervention and Conflict Management EX 4
Differential Psychology I IC 3
Preparation Bachelor’s Thesis SE 2
Scientific Writing EX 2

Sixth Semester

Course Type Credit points
Social Psychology II IC 3
Psychological Diagnostics II IC 3
Economics IC 3
Differential Psychology II: Gender Studies IC 3
Bachelor’s Thesis   8
Bachelor’s Exam   2
Six-Weeks-Internship EX 4

Elective Courses*

Course Type Credit points
Introduction to Clinical Psychology I IC 3
Introduction to Clinical Psychology II IC 3
Introduction to Occupational Psychology, Organisational Psychology, and Economic Psychology IC 3

*Comments:

  • The courses „lntroduction to Clinical Psychology“ I and II are exchangeable for interdisciplinary courses of the 5th and 6th semester.
  • „lntroduction to Occupational-, Organisational- and Economic Psychology“ is exchangeable for „Differential Psychology“ in the 6th semester.