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.
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.
To make a decision on candidates’ admission, the Admission Committee will take into account the following criteria:
- Full academic transcript
- Admission test results
- Supporting documents
To calculate the joint average mark of the academic transcript, the marks obtained in 4th year ESO and 1st Baccalaureate and those in 2nd year Baccalaureate at the time of sitting the entry test are considered. Three average marks will be obtained, one for each of the academic years and then the arithmetic mean.
This is due to the fact that students are on their 2nd year Baccalaureate when they sit the entry test. If they pass the entry test, candidates may be admitted. However, enrolment is made once the University entrance exam has been taken. Hence, admission is conditional on passing it successfully and the submission of the official document that provides proof of it, as established in the current regulations.
Although the academic transcript is important for the selection process, all the candidates sitting the entry tests can also be admitted. If needed, the Admission Committee will reserve the right to call candidates for a personal interview or require additional supporting documents.
Likewise, in compliance with the current legislation, regulated access is provided for in Chapter V of Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November, which establishes the terms for people who are 25 years old, those who are 40 years old and provide proof of having specific professional or labour experience, as well as people who are 45 years of age.
In compliance with article 35 of the above Royal Decree, a committee organises the test, in collaboration with the public University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and is chaired by a person appointed by this University. It is responsible for the preparation, development and assessment of test for applicants.
Finally, applications from candidates who apply through any other of the entry routes included in Royal Decree 1892/2008 of 14 November and in the Orders amending their appendixes will be governed by the terms established in the regulations. They will be required, when applicable, to sit the entry test established at the University of Deusto for the BA in Psychology.
Psychology is part of the group of the degree programmes where application is through a single admission process in the Psychology and Education field. Therefore, the final average mark obtained in 1st and 2nd-year Baccalaureate studies will be considered for admission. All candidates applying for admission to any of these degree programmes will be required to submit the supporting documents that provide proof of having obtained such an average mark as soon as it is available and, in any case, by Monday 5 June. Candidates who have completed their Baccalaureate studies prior to 2020 must submit it along with their application for admission.
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 (85% 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.
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.
|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.|
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…
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...