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PSYCHOLOGY

 


Bachelor of Arts - Undergraduate Program

 

Career Perspectives

The BA in Psychology at Jacobs opens doors for a professional career and lays the groundwork for an academic career, especially in an international context. You will be a strong candidate for junior positions in all jobs that require skills in analyzing, designing, or improving human interaction, presentation, and communication. Therefore, your career opportunities will be in fields such as advertising, counseling, diversity management health promotion, human resource management, intercultural relations, management consulting, market research, media, as well as applied research in companies, public institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Moreover, you will be well prepared for international specialized Master programs in psychology and its neighboring fields, as well as for integrated, research-focused Master-PhD Programs. Given its interdisciplinary focus, the Psychology does not guarantee admission to general Master programs in Psychology at German universities. In Germany, general MSc Psychology programs entitle graduates to enroll in state-recognized, regulated psychotherapy training programs that lead to licensure (“Approbation”) and admit only graduates from general B.Sc. Psychology programs. For more information, see the website of the German Society of Psychology at https://studium.dgps.de/ (site available in German only).

Graduates of the Psychology BA program were admitted to renowned institutions such as:

  • University of Exeter, Social Psychology, MSc
  • University of Amsterdam; Cultural Psychology, MSc
  • University of Groningen, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MSc
  • University of Heidelberg, MSc in Psychology
  • University of East Anglia, The Gut-Brain Axis in Ageing and Dementia, direct PhD
  • Florida International University, Legal Psychology, direct PhD
  • LMU München, Systemic Neurosciences, MSc
  • Karolinska Institutet, Biomedicine, MSc
  • King's College London, MA, Terrorism, Security & Society, DWS
  • University of Aberdeen, Strategic Studies & Management, MSc
  • Columbia University, Developmental Psychology, MA
  • University of Cambridge, Biological Science (Psychology), MPhil
  • University of Oxford, Psychological Research, MSc
  • London School of Economics, Social and Cultural Psychology, MSc
  • University College London, Mental Health Services, MSc

Jacobs University’s Career Services Center (CSC) and the Alumni Office will support your career development. The CSC provides you with high-quality training and coaching on writing your CV and cover letters, preparing for job interviews, presenting effectively, as well as on business etiquette, employer research and many other things that will help you identify and pursue a rewarding career after your time at Jacobs University. The Alumni Office helps you establish a long-lasting and worldwide network, which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

Giving the best all the time

She works as a Headhunter. And sure, her hunting grounds include a certain campus in the North of Bremen. Why? Because the diversity of the community is an inspiration for everybody to go the extra mile, finds Lisa Begusch, Class of 2012.

Anna Kuznetsova

BA Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology | 2016
Nationality: Ukrainian

 

I would say that from the first day I stepped foot on campus, everything I experienced was beyond what I was expecting.

I decided to follow a professional path that was in quite a different field than my initial field of study. I studied ISCP (Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology), but early on realized that I am interested in a career in consulting, so the question was just how to make it happen. The program itself helped me develop skills in statistics and research analysis, as well as the ability to quickly develop knowledge of new concepts and learn efficiently, which are both essential skills for consulting.

 

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Francoise De Sutter Olmedo

BA Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology | 2016
Nationality: half-Belgian, half-Ecuadorian

 

Jacobs taught me how to get out of my comfort zone.

Simply, Jacobs was the only university that offered an education in a place with people from so many different countries, which was very valuable for me. I spent most of my life in one country with people from a similar background, and this opportunity was one that I could not ignore.

 

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Alumni Gallery


Graduates of Jacobs University follow a variety of career paths all over the world – may it be a professional or academic career or even the leap into entrepreneurship.

We want to share with you some of the exciting stories of our alumni.

Read what they have to say about the Jacobs experience and how it helped them personally and professionally.

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: d.heinsen [at] jacobs-university.de
Phone: +49 421 200-4238