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Psychology, Department

Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft

Universität Bielefeld

Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung für Psychologie
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld
Telephone: +49 521 106-4297

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

8/14 points


Publications per academic


Citations per publication


Third party funds per academic

34,000 €

Doctorates per professor


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The university's main building houses many lecture theatres, seminar and computer rooms and laboratories under one roof. Everything is still in close proximity despite the new extension. Although there are a number of larger lectures at Bielefeld too, the accompanying seminars, project seminars and working groups have a restricted number of participants where necessary and possible to ensure a very pleasant learning/teaching environment. There are also various guidance programmes available for students of the department. Special attention is paid to the initial study phase.

Special features regarding the international orientation

The department has a varied programme for students partaking in the ERASMUS programme. There are collaborations with 34 European partner universities. The department also supports a range of courses held in English internally. There are various international collaborations in the field of research.

Special features regarding the equipment

The technical equipment for learning and teaching is state-of-the-art and is constantly updated and renewed where necessary. Computer workstations and research laboratories are available as well as equipment and instruments required for research. For hybrid events, all rooms have been fitted with DTEN devices to facilitate participation both in-person and via Zoom. The largest topic-specific databases available for use include PSYNDEX, PsycInfo (APA), Web of Science, PsycArticles (APA), PsychTherapy and the Dictionary of Psychology [Wörterbuch Psychologie].

Special features regarding research activities

The research profile of the department is characterised by the subject areas "Life Chances: Opportunities and Adversities" and "Intelligent Interactive Systems". Various methods are employed in research from longitudinal panel studies to neuroscientific approaches and the whole spectrum of basic and practice-based research is conducted. A particularly prominent current research project os TWINLIFE (longitudinal twin study).

Further information on research activities

Information on access restrictions




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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements


Value in percent

Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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