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Psychology

The Bachelor’s degree

What will you learn in Psychology?

You will learn about human mind and behaviour. You will learn to understand them, analyse them, explain them and intervene in them to improve people's quality of life and promote their wellbeing.

Student profile

If you are sensitive to the needs of others, know how to listen and want to continue developing your communication and listening skills, and you are willing to take on commitments and help others, then Psychology is the degree programme you have been looking for.

Recommended candidate profile

Graduate profile

Languages

You can choose between the Spanish or Basque group. In both cases you can take courses in English (up to 60 ECTS).

Students on the Bachelor's degree in Psychology are required to reach the B2 level to comply with Faculty requirement. They must earn a pass mark in the subject entitled Technical English for Psychology in the second year of study. to fulfil said requirement.

If you choose the Basque group, you will acquire the necessary credits (80% of their subjects) to achieve the C1* language profile (*Decree 47/2012). 

Learn 4 key fields in Psychology

You will gain insight into those areas that interest you most through elective subjects.

  • Clinical and Health Psychology: These subjects equip you to intervene in cases of mental disorders, adaptation problems or health issues such as cancer or chronic illnesses.
  • Social Intervention Psychology: These subjects focus on ensuring you understand how to intervene in cases of adaptation problems or psychological aspects related to social issues such as abuse, violence, intervention with groups at risk or excluded (immigrants, prisoners, the elderly...).
  • Work and Organisational Psychology: These subjects equip you to guide and intervene in issues related to motivation, leadership, communication, job conflicts, harassment or health on the job, etc..
  • Educational Psychology: These subjects are closely related to school diagnosis, personal and vocational guidance, family assessment, evaluation and intervention in cases of psychological difficulties in school environments. 

Personal tutors

At Deusto you will have individual support throughout your degree thanks to the Tutorial Plan, which will help you with anything you need each academic year. For example, in first year there is a specific action plan to help you adapt to the university. However, in fourth year, tutorial sessions will focus on facilitating your integration into the job market.

You will have a personal tutor through your university career. Your tutor is the person to turn to when you have any type of problem or question (about your studies, personal matters that affect your academic performance, new ideas for improvement, etc.). 
 

A practical dynamic methodology

One of the aims of the University is to ensure that students learn by doing. Therefore, at Deusto you will study following its own learning model where you will play the leading role.

 

Fases de aprendizaje
1. Experiential context We know we learn from experience and therefore, at Deusto we draw on students’ previous knowledge.
2. Reflective Observation Once this previous basis has been laid out, it is essential to observe it and question it.
3. Conceptualisation We compare our previous knowledge with the available literature on the subject.
4. Active learning Learning requires not only understanding theory but also putting it into practice. This is attained through activities, exercises, internships, projects and/or research which affords each student the opportunity to use different abilities.
5. Assessment Finally, assessment reflects on the acquired learning and evaluates the work done.

Generic competences you will acquire

Specific competences you will acquire 

International programme

In the third year, if you meet the foreign language and academic requirements, you can study at a foreign university, either for one or two semesters. You will be informed about those requirements and how to become eligible for a place in your second year of study.
This is a good experience to learn about a country’s customs, know other cultures and enhance your language skills…

European, American universities... 
 

And after the Bachelor’s degree?

You can round off your education and open new career options thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses in the field at the University of Deusto. You can specialise in Social Intervention Psychology, Neuropsychology, Drug Dependencies... 

See all the postgraduate courses

The Bachelor’s degree

What will you learn in Psychology?

You will learn about human mind and behaviour. You will learn to understand them, analyse them, explain them and intervene in them to improve people's quality of life and promote their wellbeing.

Student profile

If you are sensitive to the needs of others, know how to listen and want to continue developing your communication and listening skills, and you are willing to take on commitments and help others, then Psychology is the degree programme you have been looking for.

Recommended candidate profile

Graduate profile

Languages

You can choose between the Spanish or Basque group. In both cases you can take courses in English (up to 60 ECTS).

Students on the Bachelor's degree in Psychology are required to reach the B2 level to comply with Faculty requirement. They must earn a pass mark in the subject entitled Technical English for Psychology in the second year of study. to fulfil said requirement.

If you choose the Basque group, you will acquire the necessary credits (80% of their subjects) to achieve the C1* language profile (*Decree 47/2012). 

Learn 4 key fields in Psychology

You will gain insight into those areas that interest you most through elective subjects.

  • Clinical and Health Psychology: These subjects equip you to intervene in cases of mental disorders, adaptation problems or health issues such as cancer or chronic illnesses.
  • Social Intervention Psychology: These subjects focus on ensuring you understand how to intervene in cases of adaptation problems or psychological aspects related to social issues such as abuse, violence, intervention with groups at risk or excluded (immigrants, prisoners, the elderly...).
  • Work and Organisational Psychology: These subjects equip you to guide and intervene in issues related to motivation, leadership, communication, job conflicts, harassment or health on the job, etc..
  • Educational Psychology: These subjects are closely related to school diagnosis, personal and vocational guidance, family assessment, evaluation and intervention in cases of psychological difficulties in school environments. 

Personal tutors

At Deusto you will have individual support throughout your degree thanks to the Tutorial Plan, which will help you with anything you need each academic year. For example, in first year there is a specific action plan to help you adapt to the university. However, in fourth year, tutorial sessions will focus on facilitating your integration into the job market.

You will have a personal tutor through your university career. Your tutor is the person to turn to when you have any type of problem or question (about your studies, personal matters that affect your academic performance, new ideas for improvement, etc.). 
 

A practical dynamic methodology

One of the aims of the University is to ensure that students learn by doing. Therefore, at Deusto you will study following its own learning model where you will play the leading role.

 

Fases de aprendizaje
1. Experiential context We know we learn from experience and therefore, at Deusto we draw on students’ previous knowledge.
2. Reflective Observation Once this previous basis has been laid out, it is essential to observe it and question it.
3. Conceptualisation We compare our previous knowledge with the available literature on the subject.
4. Active learning Learning requires not only understanding theory but also putting it into practice. This is attained through activities, exercises, internships, projects and/or research which affords each student the opportunity to use different abilities.
5. Assessment Finally, assessment reflects on the acquired learning and evaluates the work done.

Generic competences you will acquire

Specific competences you will acquire 

International programme

In the third year, if you meet the foreign language and academic requirements, you can study at a foreign university, either for one or two semesters. You will be informed about those requirements and how to become eligible for a place in your second year of study.
This is a good experience to learn about a country’s customs, know other cultures and enhance your language skills…

European, American universities... 
 

And after the Bachelor’s degree?

You can round off your education and open new career options thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses in the field at the University of Deusto. You can specialise in Social Intervention Psychology, Neuropsychology, Drug Dependencies... 

See all the postgraduate courses