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


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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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:

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

... and many more.

 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 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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.7 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3,6 (hoch)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 440 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Psychology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 45% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,713 gross/month.
  • 16% of graduates work in the social work activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Psychology".