Psychology is concerned with the human ex-perience, thinking, feeling and behaviour, as well as the causes and conditions thereof. The Bachelor’s degree at the AAU includes the basic psychological fields of general psychology, bio-logical psychology, differential psychology and diagnostics, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology and the teaching of psychological methodology.
Generally, the Bachelor’s Degree Programme is classified as part of the Natural Sciences, however in the case of the AAU, the discipline of Psychology belongs to the Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, as well as to the Natural Sciences.
The specific model used in Klagenfurt aims to lead to an understanding of the individual and of groups, which derives from the synergy of approaches contributed by Culture Studies, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. In doing so, it maintains the principle of interdisciplina-rity by setting the research focus in the areas of
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Intervention Research, Culture, Conflict and Trauma, Lifelong Development, Qualitative-quantitative Methodo-logy Research and Cognitive Research.
Due to its specific areas of focus, students need to bring with them scientific interest as well as social openness and interpersonal skills. They are also required to be willing to deal with psychic conflicts and illnesses, to be open to self-reflection and enthusiastic about developing social and emotional skills.
Daniel Andreas Richter, BSc Graduate
“I have come to understand how knowledge about human behaviour, human develop-ment, feeling and perception is scientifically generated and interpreted. I have also learned about the symptoms, causes and conditions of psychological disorders. This, in addition to innumerable other factors lead me to the conviction that, given the choice, I would certainly elect to study Psychology again.”
WHAT MAKES THE EXPERIENCE OF STUDYING AT THE ALPEN-ADRIA-UNIVERSITÄT
The AAU is the only university in Austria (and one of very few in the German-speaking area overall) that covers the broad spectrum of the discipline in its entirety – the approaches applied draw from the qualitative, Cultural Studies-oriented and psychoanalytical as well as the experimen-tal, quantitative and Natural Science-oriented fields. Furthermore, exchange programmes of-fer the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities.
Jobs and careers
The Bachelor degree programme provides an introduction to the sub-disciplines of Psycholo-gy, including both fundamental principles and practice-relevant areas, and it provides an initial professional qualification, as well as preparing the way for further study (e.g. Master’s Degree Pro-gramme in Psychology). The successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology allows graduates to perform supervised psycholo-gical activities under expert guidance in professi-onal settings, however, without the entitlement to use the professional title of “Psychologist”.
www.aau.at/psy WHY KLAGENFURT?
• A modern city, pleasant to live in, with approx. 100,000 inhabitants and a Mediterranean flair, located on the shores of lake Wörthersee
• In the immediate vicinity of many ski resorts, lakes and the Adriatic • Close relations to the neighbouring countries, Slovenia and Italy
• Venue for large-scale international sporting events such as Ironman and the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam
• Wide range of cultural and leisure activities
The Alpen-Adria-Universität was founded in 1970 and today hosts a total of approx. 10,000 students at the main campus in Klagenfurt, and at its branches in Graz and Vienna. It is a young, dynamic university, with four faculties housed in modern premises and equipped with excellent infrastructure. The library is open 24 hours, seven days a week. In addition, the university’s on-campus sports institute offers a wide range of sporting activities.
• 6 semesters (180 ECTS credits)
• BSc (Bachelor of Science)
• General university entrance quali-fication
• Successful completion of the entrance examination
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
• German combined with some courses taught in English
• Clinical Psychology
• Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis • Qualitative and quantitative methods
• General Psychology • Developmental Psychology • Differential Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics
• Social Psychology
• Completion of an internship lasting 200 hours (8 ECTS credits) at no more than two separate institutions
STUDY VISIT ABROAD
• Exchange programmes are in place with many partner univer-sities (e.g. Ankara, Berlin, Dijon, Firenze, Ljubljana, Mannheim, Marburg, Munich, Padova, Pécs, Plymouth, Rome, Salamanca, Szeged, Trieste) FURTHER INFORMATION E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.aau.at/psy
www.aau.at/psy Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Universitätsstraße 65-67 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Austria T +43 (0)463 2700-0 E email@example.com
Living and studying in
Klagenfurt, the capital of the province, is regar-ded as one of the most important hubs within the Alps-Adriatic Region. Its popularity as a university city among regional and international students is founded, to a significant extent, on the successful alignment of research and teaching to meet the economic, technological and cultural demands of modern society. KLAGENFURT GRAZ VIENNA LJUBLJANA ZAGREB TRIESTE UDINE BOLZANO SALZBURG VENICE MUNICH BRATISLAVA BUDAPEST
THE UNIVERSITY IS SITUATED ON THE SHORES OF THE STUNNING LAKE WÖRTHERSEE