Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Become a psychologist of the future
Prepare for more career opportunities
With the Degree in Psychology you will have a wide range of career options.
- PIR (Resident Psychologist)
- Private Sector or Healthcare Third Sector Psychologist
- Social Researcher
- Human Resources/Business Consultant
- Third Sector Technician (Master's in Social, Community and International Cooperation Psychology)
- Social Work Adviser
- Physical Activity and Sports Psychology
- Criminologist, Forensic and Penal Psychologist
- Educational Guidance Counsellor
- Learning Disorder Psychologist
- Speech Therapist
- Work Guidance and Training
- Teacher at Education Centres
- Teacher for Adults
We are the only Spanish university with a Degree in Psychology that uses the ECOE (objective structured clinical evaluation) methodology
At the end of each academic year, our students take a practical exam in which they treat different cases related to the topics covered during the course. This exam is held in our Comprehensive Centre for Advanced Simulation, and we use actors to recreate a real professional environment.
Professors and lecturers active in their field with multidisciplinary experience
Work in renowned hospitals, businesses and clinical centres
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with three ingredients: scientific rigour, guidance for professional practice and comprehensive education for students
In a social environment in which psychological help is increasingly required, the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UIC Barcelona will help professionals acquire the scientific knowledge that is necessary to analyse, understand, interpret and explain human behaviour.
This degree also allows students to learn basic skills and abilities in the university’s own Psychology Clinic where they will evaluate and intervene at an individual and social level throughout the life cycle. The purpose of this is to promote and improve people’s health and quality of life and prevent physical and mental illnesses through specific interventions.
There are three majors to choose from: Evaluation and Clinical Intervention, Educational Psychology and Business and Organizations Psychology.
All students finish the Bachelor’s Degree with the Health Psychology major.
Reasons to take this Bachelor’s Degree at UIC Barcelona. Observation of real cases from the first year in our own clinic
UIC Barcelona has its own Psychology and Psychiatry clinic (SUPPORT), for our Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
The curricular design ensures that subjects which are closely related to each other are linked through shared practical cases and a high number of workshops in small groups.
Higher education guidance
Preparation for the official PIR exam from first year onwards and access to master’s degrees in the various specialisations.
Campuses and multidisciplinary team
You will study on our Healthcare Campus, in a hospital and multidisciplinary university environment.You will also receive an interdisciplinary qualification, learning alongside teams of doctors, nurses, dentists, and physiotherapists.
Anyone who fulfils the admission requirements and general prerequisites for access to the degree programme may apply.. On the other hand, the following skills should also be underlined:
- An interest in helping people and the community
- Emotional balance and empathy
- The ability to self-reflect and be self-critical
- The ability to observe, analyse and synthesise
- Responsibility and a strong work ethic
- The ability to organise and plan
- An interest in research
- The ability to work in a team and cooperate with other professionals
Objectives and competences achieved by outgoing students
- You will acquire the knowledge that defines and organises psychology into a scientific discipline, including its theories, methods and areas of application. Additionally, you will learn how to apply it in order to identify and resolve problems in the field of psychology.
- You will be able to work in a general professional context and join Master’s degree programmes that will provide you with a more advanced education aimed at academic, professional or research specialisation in the area of psychology.
- You will gather and interpret significant data on human, individual and social behaviour within the context it is produced in, in order to issue judgements about problems that are psychological in nature.
- You will obtain psychology-specific competences that promote the mental health of individuals and social groups, and address physical and mental illness through specific interventions.
- You will be capable of transmitting ideas and solutions on issues related to human behaviour, for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- You will learn how to tackle educational and professional activities based on respect for the profession’s ethical code, which, among other more specific items, includes the principal of respecting and promoting people’s fundamental human rights, equality, the principle of universal access for all people and the democratic values of a culture of peace.
- You will acquire an anthropological grounding that will allow you to always interact in an ethical way with people, families and other professionals while taking human dignity into account in all situations.
All of these objectives will be achieved through the deployment of the basic, general, cross-disciplinary and specific competences acquired through the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. The Bachelor’s degree allows you to take general psychology classes or specialise in one of the following three areas: Evaluation and Clinical Intervention, Educational Psychology or Business and Organisational Psychology.
Graduat o Graduada en Psicologia per la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. If you wanted, you could also obtain one of the following three degree programme specialisations:
- Evaluation and Clinical Intervention
- Educational Psychology
- Business and Organizations Psychology
- ABDÓ MIGUEL, Andrea
- AGUSTINA SANLLEHÍ, Asunción
- ALARCON BONET, Anna
- ALEGRET LLORENS, Maria Monserrat
- ALUCÓ SÁNCHEZ, Elena
- ANDRÉS GÁRRIZ, Clara
- ARAGAY VICENTE, Nuria
- ARBÓS BEUMALA, Pol
- BAGNOLI, Doriana
- BÁRBARA SIRERA, Marta
- BASTONS PRAT, Miquel
- BATLLORI DE RIBOT, Blanca
- BERROZPE BLASCO, Adela
- BORRUECO CARMONA, Marta
- BOSCH FALGUERAS, Mireia
- BOSCH SIMÓ, Elena
- BRAÑAS OLIVERAS, Cristina
- CARBALLO MARQUEZ, Anna
- CARDONA SALES, Sara
- CARIDE PADILLA, Cristian
- CASADEMUNT GRAS, Elena
- CASTELLANO PALMA, Jose Javier
- CERVANTES SANJUAN, Mercedes
- CERVERA CLAUDIO, Òscar
- CLOSAS DIEZ, Sofía
- COLOMBO BONALDI, Valeria
- CORCÓ JUVIÑÁ, Josep
- CORDERO OTERO, Gaël
- CRESPO MARTIN, Iris
- DE PAZ CANTOS, Sonia
- DEUSTUA CARAVEDO, Maria Cecilia
- DÍAZ MENÉNDEZ, Begoña
- DÍEZ DEUSTUA, Patricia
- DOMÈNECH I GARCIA, Georgina
- DONADA MOLINS, Carmen Maria
- DURALL RIVAS, Maria Eulalia
- ESCALERA CÁMARA, Sandra
- ESCRIBANO LÓPEZ, Francesc Xavier
- ESPINOSA CARDIEL, Ana
- ESTAPE MADINABEITIA, Tatiana
- FEITO FERNÁNDEZ, Pablo
- FERNÁNDEZ BORSOT, Gabriel
- FERNÁNDEZ CAPO, Maria
- FERNÁNDEZ MENASSÉ, Sergio Gustavo
- FUHRMANN VERDAGUER, Cynthia
- GÁMIZ SANFELIU, María Guadalupe
- GARCIA CABALLERO, Anna
- GARCÍA CASANOVAS, Anna
- GARCIA COSTA, Cristina
- GARCÍA FORERO, Carlos
- GARCÍA PEÑALVER, Marina
- GARRIDO GARCÍA, Gemma
- GASSÓ MOSER, Aina Maria
- GIMENO FEU, Robert
- GIRONZA MARQUÉS, Alfonso
- GÓMEZ DURÁN, Esperanza Luisa
- GRAU GONZÁLEZ, Silvia
- GUAL DE TORRELLA GARCIAS, Amalia Catalina
- HERMS FONTQUERNI, Renata
- LACORTE TIERZ, Pilar
- LEÓN CABRERA, Patricia
- LÓPEZ GARCÍA, María
- LÓPEZ MADRIGAL, Claudia
- LORENZO IZQUIERDO, David
- LOZANO NUÑEZ, Olga
- LUCAYA FORCADA, Beatriz
- MALET VILADOMIU, María
- MARTÍN FUMADÓ, Carles
- MARTOS ALGARRA, Carla
- MEDINA PÉREZ, Laura
- MENEGHEL, Isabella
- MISIOLEK KOZIK, Alejandra
- MORENO MORENO, Mercedes
- MORILLO ROMERO, Eduarda
- MOYA RUIZ, Albert
- NARVÁEZ PERALTA, Vanessa
- ORTEGA LINARES, Gema
- ORTIZ GUERRA, Belinda
- PALACIOS VILCHEZ, Sonia
- PAMIAS MASSANA, Montserrat
- PIJUAN GONZÁLEZ, Laia
- PINEDA HERNANDEZ, Sònia
- PIQUERAS MARQUÉS, Jorge
- PLANELLS KELLER, Kalia
- PORCEL RODRIGUEZ, Oscar
- PORRAS GARCIA, Bruno Oriol
- PUJALS ALTÉS, Elena
- PUJOL SERRA, Susana Maria
- RAMI PINA, Anna
- RAMO GONZALEZ, Ingrid
- RAMOS GRILLE, Irene
- RECODER FERNÁNDEZ, Silvia Alicia
- RODRÍGUEZ PRAT, Andrea Mercedes
- ROMERO GONZÁLEZ, Francisco Solano
- ROSSY PARÉS, Clàudia
- SALIDO BELLMUNT, José Luis
- SANJUAN SATORRA, Judith
- SANTACANA JUNCOSA, Martí
- SANTAMARÍA GARCÍA, Marina
- SOLER ROCA, Ana
- TORONDEL RIVERA, Sergi
- TORRENS LLUCH, Marina
- TOST BONET, Meritxell
- TRESSERRES MACAYA, María Cristina
- VALL CARBONELL, Gemma
- VELA ALEPUZ, Nina
- VILA ALARCÓN, Raquel
- VIZCAÍNO RAKOSNIK, Marta
- ZUAZUA MENSA, David
The main objective of practicums is to enable students to integrate concepts and develop skills, attitudes and abilities to exercise the profession autonomously learning from role models.
- Understand the professional reality of the psychologist in a specific field of application.
- Apply knowledge from psychology to a work environment using field-specific programmes, activities and services.
- Become part of the work team dynamics.
- Develop a clinical eye in health and educational centres.
- Understand how recruitment works in companies.
- Knowing how to communicate orally and in writing with the different agents in the work world.
Types of practicum training
UIC Barcelona offers three types of practicums: observation practicum in the Clínic SUPPORT, external practicum and social rotation.
Practicums at Support:
Students do 120 hours of observation practicum training at the SUPPORT Clinic, a psychological and psychiatric university service of counselling and treatment at UIC Barcelona, in which 1st year students through a one-way mirror in a Gesell chamber observe the work of a psychologist in:
- Diagnostic assessment of children, adolescents and adults.
- Adolescent and adult psychological intervention.
- Psycho-pedagogical interventions in neuro-developmental disorders, learning disorders, emotional and behavioural disorders.
- Family and partner therapy.
As well as child, adolescent and adult psychiatric intervention.
In the 4th year, each student does 300 hours of rotations in external practicums at a health, educational or business centre with which UIC Barcelona has an agreement. These centres include:
- Hospital centres for children, adolescents and adults
- Eating disorders
- Palliative care
- Learning disorders centres
- Drug addiction rehabilitation centres
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Sports psychology centres
- Care centres for foster families and at-risk children
- Centres for families and children with functional diversity
- Legal and forensic psychology offices.
With the aim of bringing students closer to disadvantaged realities in which they can work as a psychologist seeking personal and professional enrichment, as well as a greater social awareness, all students do 40 hours of solidarity practicum training in an organisation dedicated to people who are most vulnerable or at risk of exclusion.
UIC Barcelona students complete a total of 460 hours of practicum training by the time they finish university.
How practicums work
During practicums at Support, students are divided into small groups supported by a supervisor. The student observes cases and is guided by the professionals carrying out the interventions. Students will keep a reflexive diary that the teacher in charge uses to evaluate their rotation.
During external practicum training, the student is guided by a tutor from the centre who facilitates learning and an academic tutor who encourages self-assessment. At the end of the practicum period, the student submits a portfolio that will be evaluated to encourage learning and reflection about the experience.
Extracurricular practicums are also possible at both Clínic Support as well as in other centres that align with the student’s own interest.
Final Degree Project
The Final Degree Project (FDP) is fundamentally a self-led project that each student will complete under the guidance of a tutor who will help to motivate and facilitate their learning. The student will present and defend their Project before an academic jury. The TFG must demonstrate the acquisition of competences and the content studied during the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in a comprehensive manner.
The 6 ECTS credits awarded for the FDP are compulsory for students to obtain their degree, as indicated in Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, which establishes the organisation of official university education. Final Degree Projects should be produced in accordance with the subject's Course Guide and the UIC Barcelona TFG regulations. In the curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, the TFG is a subject assigned to students in their last academic year of the programme.
To enroll in the FDP the student must have passed 150 credits, including the following subjects related to research:
- Introduction to Psychology research
- Evaluation and diagnosis techniques
- Methodology applied to Psychology
- Research in Psychology
The objective of the FDP is to apply all the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the degree programme in an integrated manner by carrying out and defending an individual, autonomous, supervised, original and unpublished research project. The specific objectives are:
- To encourage the student to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired during the degree.
- To develop the student's ability to work autonomously.
- To familiarize the student with the elaboration of projects in the field of Psychology.
- To generate that the student develops a reflective and critical thinking in the elaboration and evaluation of projects.
- To allow the student to acquire and practice the necessary skills for oral presentations and written work.
Prerequisites & admissions
The admission process for the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology is oriented towards candidates who would like to study Psychology at UIC Barcelona during the 2023- 2024 academic year. In order to start this process, candidates must meet the following requirements:
Requisites for each access route:
- Upper-secondary/baccalaureate students (all modalities): Students must have an average of at least 6.5 on their academic record of the last completed academic year.
- Higher level vocational training courses (CFGS) in healthcare (all modalities): Students must have an average of at least 7.5 on their academic record of the last completed academic year.
Grants & financial aid
Study abroad temporarily
As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.
Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:
- Attend the Berkeley Summer Sessions (extracurricular activity) the world’s best public university.
For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:
Study with us temporarily
If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.
Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: