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Your studies will have a clinical focus while simultaneously offering a broad spectrum in terms of content. The Bachelor’s programme comprises seminars on conversation or therapeutic groups, which will then be intensified during the Master's programme.
The participation in the context of the renowned Studium fundamentale (general studies in liberal arts and humanities) enables you to get to know other scientific and artistic subjects as well as to deal with communicative and reflexive topics. Seminars on topics such as non-violent communication, dialogue competence, professional writing or "visions and dreams", theatre, culture, politics or sociology broaden your personal horizon beyond your studies in psychology.
The bachelor’s degree in psychology achieved better results in the CHE ranking than the majority of all universities in the categories of general study conditions, study organisation, support, examinations, offers for career orientation and rooms.
The CHE ranking attests the Witten psychologist excellent scores, especially in the criteria of study organization and support.
The School of Psychology and Psychotherapy provides students with an academic education in small groups with up to 36 students per cohort. A maximum of 18 participants attend seminars, tutorials and exercises.
We will not only teach you the theory, but also offer you many possibilities to get to know clinical psychology in a lively way, for example practical ring lectures, an accompanying practical semester or perception practical courses, within which a differentiated perception of the self and the other person is to be trained.
Studying at Witten/Herdecke University means studying in an educational setting that is looking for personal and academic aptitude and fosters students’ individual growth. Our professors and lecturers are committed to provide you individual support whenever you need it.
Students benefit from our stimulating and inspiring learning and study environment. They realize themselves in student initiatives, establish contacts with fellow students of other disciplines and become socially active themselves.
The School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Health, was founded in 2013. It offers two degree programmes: the Psychology (B.Sc.) Bachelor's programme and the Psychology with Focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (M.Sc.) Master's programme.
Modern forms of teaching, learning and examination as well as excellent integration of theory and practice in therapeutic and scientific activities provide an optimal educational setting, as do small seminar groups with up to 36 students per cohort.
The School of Psychology and Psychotherapy welcomes both full-time degree seeking students and those who want to spend one or two semesters in Witten as part of their ERASMUS exchange programme. The full time degree programme requires fluent German skills, however for ERASMUS it is possible to select modules exclusively taught in English.
In addition to clinical psychology, neuroscience and the fundamentals of human experience and behavior are further cornerstones of the Chair’s research. Studies in the fields of philosophy of science and philosophical foundations complement this research profile.
People in a crisis, suffering from mental problems, psychosomatic symptoms, interpersonal difficulties or the like, turn to our Center for Mental Health and Psychotherapy (Zentrum für Psychische Gesundheit und Psychotherapie – ZPP). More than ten therapists work in an academic setting to ensure optimal treatment in the case of mental stress and disorders. Before starting a treatment, they will determine whether or not psychotherapy may help the patient.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Ostermann
Univ.-Prof. Ulrich Weger, Ph.D.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Willutzki
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Michalak
Prof. Christina Hunger-Schoppe
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martina Piefke
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Dufner
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jan Philipp Röer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Tomasik
Jun.-Prof. Dr. phil. Carina Remmers
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Kaurin