Bachelor Programme – Psychotherapy Science

Faculty of Psychotherapy Science
Duration / ECTS - Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS
Academic Degree
Bachelor’s Degree (Bakkalaureat) in Psychotherapy Science (BA.pth.)
Information on the Curriculum*
Mode of Study
Language of Instruction
German, English
Location of Implementation

Curriculum and Description of Modules

Bachelor Programme – valid as of ST 2012.pdf
Bachelor Programme – valid as of WT 2013-14.pdf
Bachelor Programme – Description of Modules.pdf

Course Duration

The Bachelor’s Degree Course is a six-semester (three year) programme, including the time required to write the Bachelor’s thesis.

University Degree

Upon successful completion, students earn a Bachelor’s Degree (Bakkalaureat) in Psychotherapy Science (BA.pth.).

Course Aims

This programme lays the groundwork for psychotherapy science. It provides students with the basic scientific principles and diagnostics related to normal and pathological development. It explores the framework of evidence-based treatment of pathological phenomena as a response to life-experiences by considering psychological, medical, sociological and anthropological aspects. The course is designed to broaden students’ theoretical knowledge in methodology and to provide the skills required to put theory into practice.

Integrating theoretical knowledge and applied clinical experience is a core element of the programme. Students will do supervised internships at external facilities as well as at the SFU’s Outpatient Clinic, and acquire the skills and competencies required for practicing psychotherapy in compulsory personal development courses.

In the Bachelor’s Degree Programme, students acquire basic competencies in research methodologies and are introduced to the legal, economic and social framework of the profession. A major element of the programme is practical training in psychotherapy. Students reflect on their practical experiences and thus develop self-reflection and self-awareness.

Tuition Fee

Bachelor’s Degree Programme: EUR 6.300,- per semester
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