The Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at KL combines psychological fields of application with a well-founded scientific education. Students are taught the essential foundations based on empirical research. They acquire basic knowledge in all of the key areas of psychology, such as general, developmental, social, personality and biological psychology.
Having received a grounding in the foundations of psychology, they develop psychological skills and competencies that are essential for working with people, and which prove particularly relevant for subsequent professional practice.
The Psychology programme offers:
- Personal experience and a group dynamic
- Teaching supported by experts with practical experience
- Development of diagnostic skills
- Theory-led, research-based teaching
- Interdisciplinary cross-linking with medicine
- Collaborations with hospitals and businesses
- Practice-oriented teaching in small groups
- Close individual supervision
- Peer mentoring
- Option of direct admission to a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Germany
At KL, we excel in forward-thinking focus areas and a personal approach to our students.
The Bachelor’s degree in Psychology prepares students for the Master’s degree and provides professional education and training.
Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree in Psychology acquire foundational scientific knowledge of psychology and learn methods for solving psychological problems in various areas of application. They become familiar with the general principles of social, human and scientific theories and are able to scrutinise and engage with research findings.
Teaching takes the form of lectures, exercises and seminars. There is a special focus on practical units. Students acquire knowledge and skills in face-to-face classes and through self-study. Every semester, elective subjects such as Forensic Psychology, Sports Psychology, School Psychology and Brain Physiology provide in-depth insights into the diverse fields of research and work in psychology.
The degree includes a traineeship of 240 hours, to be conducted at external institutions. We help students look for suitable institutions in Austria and further afield. We also offer traineeships at one of the university hospitals in Lower Austria and other partner institutions of KL.
The Bachelor’s degree in Psychology culminates in an oral examination relating to the student’s Bachelor’s thesis and the associated subject. Successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree guarantees a place on the Master’s programme in Psychology at KL. The course is based on the Bologna model and meets the requirements of Section 7, Para. 1(2) of the Austrian Psychologists Act (Psychologengesetz 2013 – PslG).
KL’s student advice service provides students with information and tailored advice to help course and career aspirations, deal with specific opportunities and limitations, develop personal career goals, assist with study focus and decision-making, and respond to queries about changing course.
For specific inquiries about Bachelor’s programme in Psychology, contact:
Study Programme Director: Mag. Dr. Jürgen Goller
Assistant to Study Programme Director: Julia Stromeyer