Psychology Undergraduate Programme at University of Pécs
What will you study?
The undergraduate psychology programme provides students with knowledge of the human nature and the functioning of human groups:
- how human perception, thinking, memory, emotions and development works,
- how individuals form relationships in their close and wider environment,
- how they choose a mate,
- how they think about themselves and others.
By acquiring the comprehensive and general knowledge, students obtain a degree in behaviour analysis. Behaviour analysis experts possess the basic theoretical knowledge of psychological science and its methodological foundations, its various theoretical perspectives and fields of application.
The standardized European public education and the equivalence of degrees obtained at European universities enable mobility for students. Those participating in university education may enter programmes at foreign universities and utilize their degrees in foreign countries either in further education or on the labour market. The Institute of Psychology of Pécs supports students’ mobility and the free movement of expertise in Europe by a wide range of international relationships, by available mobility grants such as Erasmus and Socrates, among others, as well as by participating in the work of international and interdisciplinary research teams.
Teaching at high standards
Our educational programmes are closely entwined with the up-to-date and high-standard research activity done at the institute (evolutionary psychological research team, narrative psychological research team, fMRI research team, health psychology, clinically oriented developmental psychology, psychological studies on history and identity). This guarantees that our students not only learn about the major theoretical trends but also acquire the innovative new approaches in psychology and their practical applications.
The Hungarian-language undergraduate programme is available in full-time and correspondence forms in Pécs. An English-language undergraduate programme has also been available since 2006 that provides opportunity, beside obtaining psychological knowledge, to acquire the professional and academic English language in an international community of students.
In the first year, students are provided with basic knowledge of psychology, biology, statistics, philosophy and social studies.
During the second year, they obtain knowledge of various fields of psychology such as cognitive, evolutionary, social, personality and developmental psychology.
Finally, in the third year, they learn about the application of professional knowledge in research and practice in such professional fields as school psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology and communication. The obtained degree guarantees the comprehensive knowledge that enables graduating students to enter a master’s programme in psychology at any European university.
The psychology programmes in Pécs lay emphasis on maintaining a close professional discussion with students, on supporting capable students’ research activity and participation in the work of research teams as well as on managing joint programmes outside education and professional activities such as the Film Club held several times in each semester, the ‘Psychoclaus’ (Pszichomikulás) held in December, the ‘Psyesta’ (Pszieszta), an annually held psychology conference organized by students, and the ‘Psychocarnival’ (Pszichofarsang) held around the setting in of spring