Psychology

General information

This single-subject Bachelor’s degree programme provides a general knowledge of theories and approaches in the fields of modern psychology, as well as basic knowledge from complementary and interdisciplinary branches. The programme also involves courses and activities aimed at promoting personal development, developing communication skills and introspection, and providing social support and psychological help to clients.

The main objective of this Bachelor’s degree programme is to acquaint students with a variety of fundamental (theoretical) and applied, general and specialized branches of psychology, as well as with essential psychological theories and methodology. By the end of the studies, students will acquire basic knowledge and skills in different areas of psychology, including applied areas. In addition, they will get an overview of psychological topics and issues in related social sciences and other branches (philosophy, child and adult education, sociology, social anthropology, political science, human ecology, etc.) to expand their general knowledge base. In accordance with the outcomes of the Bologna Process as well as general standards of psychological education, the Bachelor’s degree programme is designed as theory-focused and broad in scope in order to enable subsequent studies in more specialized, both psychological and non-psychological, Master’s degree programmes.

Thus, apart from providing a basic qualification for employment in certain non-professional (non-psychological) areas, the Bachelor’s degree programme is primarily designed to cover fundamental psychological courses that will allow students to continue their studies in two-year Master’s degree programmes (especially in psychology, but also in related fields such as sociology, andragogy, social work, etc.). Bachelor’s studies of psychology do not, by themselves, provide the necessary qualifications for working in psychological professions, nor do they ensure competences needed for independent and unsupervised psychological practice. In other words, students graduating from the Bachelor’s degree programme of psychology are not yet qualified to work as psychologists, but can be employed, for example, in various non-professional assistant positions related to human resource management or social care.

Bachelor’s studies in psychology require students to constantly develop and demonstrate understanding of various aspects of individual and social functioning, analytical and critical thinking, strong academic, social, and communication skills, as well as personal maturity. It places strong emphasis on the ability to integrate different approaches and pieces of information from various areas.

In the three-stage process of competence acquisition leading to the profession of a qualified psychologist, Bachelor’s studies represent the first, i.e. the lowest, stage. Students are expected to master the essential theoretical basics of psychology as well as practical skills needed for professions available to the holders of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

A successful graduate is able to

  • demonstrate knowledge, methodological skills, and other basic skills from fundamental (theoretical) and applied, general and specialized fields of psychology
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of methods and approaches necessary for integrating psychological knowledge with other fields of social science, and display an acquaintance with various applications of psychology
  • independently develop and communicate original ideas in writing, interpret and make use of scientific findings, and work with scientific literary sources
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in more general theoretical and methodological courses of philosophy, scientific methodology, statistics, etc.
  • demonstrate knowledge in areas of natural and social science closely related to psychology (e.g., human biology, neuroscience, anthropology, ethics, sociology, pedagogy, etc.)
  • demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language (English, German, French, Russian, or Spanish) by passing a language exam at the B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • demonstrate the ability to work with academic sources in a foreign language and use them in the Bachelor’s thesis, as well as the ability to communicate with foreign guest speakers or carry out a part of the studies abroad

Graduate employment

The occupational profile is derived from the graduates’ readiness to perform tasks related to basic psychological and social care as workers in social services or non-profit and humanitarian organizations, as assistants of workers in executive and managerial positions, public offices, prisons, and the army, or as consultants in media, publishing industry, public relations, advertising agencies, etc. Graduates have knowledge of the general and social psychology required in various areas that involve working with people and are also acquainted with basic issues related to social pathology in both children and adults. They can use the knowledge gained throughout their studies in activities directed at prevention of psychopathological or sociopsychopathological phenomena, such as in social rehabilitation programmes. They can contribute to special educational programmes and use their Bachelor’s level knowledge to promote social and communication skills and/or prosocial behaviour in people who deal with clients on an everyday basis. It is assumed that graduates will develop their specific professional orientation through further education, depending on the career of interest. A Bachelor’s degree in psychology does not qualify the holder to work as a psychologist in counselling, therapy, or any other applied area.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Psychology

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

www.psych.phil.muni.cz

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