General Information

For our study programs in Psychology, it is mandatory to speak German (C1 level of language proficiency), as some of our core modules are only offered in German. For our incoming exchange students from partner universities, who are coming for 1 - 2 semesters to the University of Zurich, we offer various English Psychology modules.

Website for mobility incoming students

Psychology as an empiric science, i.e. based on experiment and evidence, can neither be attributed solely to humanities, nor to social or natural sciences. It rather combines different fields of study. Therefore the department of psychology provides a multitude of psychological disciplines throughout its more than 20 chairs. more

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program aims to convey basic understanding of different psychological areas and to train the ability of methodical and scientifical thinking.

The Master of Science in Psychology program builds on the Bachelor program, but in contrast to the latter it qualifies for a respectable occupation as psychologist or for participating in continuing education as well as in a PhD program.

Classes and examinations for both programs are generally held in German. Therefore in-depth information is to be found on our German website. more