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Course Duration / ECTS8 semesters / 240 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Education (BEd)
FacultyFaculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
ModeFull time
Study ID426
Admission RequirementsMatura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)), which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the teacher training programme for the subject of Psychology students learn about the central psychological concepts, theories and insights which are necessary to understand human behaviour and mental processes. The focus lies on the basic subjects and is complemented by recent knowledge and findings of the various psychological subjects. Furthermore, students acquire empirical research competences. In the subject of Philosophy, students acquire basic knowledge of the history of philosophy and the ability to philosophize themselves. They will have the possibility to practice their new skills in subjects such as theoretical and practical philosophy, in logics and the theory of science. Students will learn how to connect the two subjects of Psychology and Philosophy, especially in their ‘Fachdidaktik’-modules dealing with the respective teaching methodology and during their three teaching practices.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the BEd degree course usually enrol on a MEd degree course to gain a complete didactic education and the qualification to teach. Graduates of the MEd degree course are qualified to teach the subject of Psychology and Philosophy at secondary schools.

Why Salzburg?

The departments of Philosophy (at the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences) and Psychology work closely together to provide students with an optimum education. Both departments feature internationally renowned scientists who offer courses led by research and geared towards training future teachers. Students of the teacher training programme for the subject of PP at the University of Salzburg acquire an excellent education in subject matter and the methodology for teaching PP. Both departments work closely together and guarantee an education which prepares future teachers for the challenges of modern teaching and learning.

How is the course structured?

Psychology and Philosophy BEd
Introductory Courses9 ECTS
Logics and Theory of Science6 ECTS
History of Philosophy6 ECTS
Theoretical Philosophy7 ECTS
Practical Philosophy10 ECTS
Teaching Methodology (‘Fachdidaktik’) Philosophy7 ECTS
Psychology and Philosophy – interdisciplinary3 ECTS
Methods of Psychology8 ECTS
Basics of Psychology9 ECTS
Intrapersonal Processes8 ECTS
Applied Psychology7 ECTS
Methodological supervision of teaching practice6 ECTS
Total240 ECTS


Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bettina Bussmann

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Bettina Bussmann
Spokeswoman for the subject of PP ‘Cluster Mitte’

Franziskanergasse 1, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-4052