Faculty of Life Sciences
Programme structure Psychology (Bachelor of Science)
Faculty of Life Sciences
What can you expect from the bachelor program Psychology at the MSH Medical School Hamburg?
The individual modules of the degree program Psychology (B.Sc.) offer a broad range of theoretical and practical teaching content. This provides vocational skills, specific specialist knowledge, comprehensive management fundamentals and methodological-scientific competencies for the highly interdisciplinary work fields.
The Bachelor program Psychology is divided into 29 modules, which are assigned to the following four fields of competence:
1. Fundamentals of occupational competence - Psychological foundations
In this area, students are intensively involved with the current state of research in empirical research on general psychic phenomena, their biological basis, their evolutionary trajectories, as well as social and personality-related influencing factors. These in turn form a basis for psychological diagnostics.
2. Scientific, methodical and management skills
In addition to the psychological foundations, specific management and methodological skills are taught in order to promote a critical examination of psychological issues and to strengthen the competitiveness of students in the labor market. These include, above all, the areas of psychological methodology, special problems of application-oriented research as well as basic principles of entrepreneurial or management-related actions in healthcare companies.
3. Extended expertise/application fields
Clinical psychology and psychotherapy:
In this field of application, the degree program is designed so that future graduates with an additionally successfully completed master's program in psychology with a focus on clinical psychology and psychotherapy fulfill the requirements for psychotherapeutic training in a policy procedure. These were defined by the German Psychotherapists' Day on the basis of a common criteria catalog of the German Psychological Association (DGPs) and the Federal Psychotherapeutic Chamber (BPtK) and integrated into the Bachelor's degree program in Psychology and Master's Degree Psychology with a focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Work and Organizational Psychology: The field of application focuses on work in companies and organizations as well as company health management or advisory institutions.
Compulsory elective subject Health Psychology: With this module, the degree program Psychology provides a qualified education for health policy central fields such as prevention, health promotion, health economics and evaluation.
Compulsory elective subject Educational psychology: Here you qualify for activities in the area of educational counseling, in the evaluation of educational programs or pedagogical-psychological diagnostics and intervention, for example in the school psychological service.
4. Occupational competency
An important additional module-wide focus is to strengthen the students within the modules of the application fields and in the half-year internship in their personal skills. It also means that you can deal emotionally competently with emotional conflict areas. This applies both to fields of activity in which you come into direct contact with difficult clients (eg youth welfare, addiction counseling, psychosomatic/psychiatric rehabilitation clinics) and in general to the necessary teamwork in all fields of activity.
Vocational preparatory study units: In the third semester, students learn to apply the acquired basic knowledge in combination with their methodological knowledge in relation to a concrete scientific question in the context of their empirical-experimental internship. Under supervision of experienced scientists, this question will be worked out, implemented, analyzed and interpreted independently. This gives you an intense insight into the processes of psychological research. This knowledge is not only key competences for almost all occupational fields of psychology in which empirical data is used, but also an essential basis for a postgraduate master's program in the field of psychology.
The fifth semester is all about practice: In the context of an internship, you will be given the opportunity to apply and reflect your abilities, skills and knowledge acquired in previous semesters.