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Minor

Master’s program in Psychology - Cognitive and Clinical Psychology

The minor allows you to branch out into another scientific discipline. This way, you can tailor the program to your individual interests and acquire valuable skills that prepare you for your future career. The choice is up to you!

Requesting a minor
If you would like to substitute the elective module with a minor, you should send an informal request (ideally via e-mail) to the chair of the examination committee. Your request should include your program of study and the minor you would like to take.

In case you have earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mannheim and would like to choose the same minor in your master’s program as in your bachelor’s program, you may only attend courses you did not already attend during your bachelor’s program due to the consecutive nature of the minor.

Please note: Most of the courses in the different minors are taught in German and therefore require you to be proficient in German. Where this is the case, the course titles provided in the tables below are in German.

Facts

  • The program is designed for students to take courses in their minor in the first, second or third subject-specific semester. Please pay particular attention to whether the respective courses are offered in the fall or spring semester.
  • Registration is done via Portal². Registration periods depend on the respective school and may vary. Please note that you do not need to register for the courses in Business Administration and Economics, you can just show up for the first session.
  • You can complete your minor during your semester abroad, provided you discuss this with the program managers first.
  • Business Administration

    The following courses from the curriculum of the bachelor’s program in Business Administration are available:

    Semester

    Type of course

    Type of examination

    ECTS credits

    Fall

    and/or

    Spring

    At least two modules from the following areas:

    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Finanzwirtschaft
    • Internes Rechnungswesen
    • Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesen
    • Produktion
     

    One written exam (90 min) each

    2x6

    Total:

    12

    The Management course is offered in a blended learning format. You can access the lecture digitally via ILIAS whereas the exercise course requires you to be physically present. In addition, there will be guest lectures, online tutorials, and online forums.

  • Informatics

    The following courses from the curriculum of the bachelor’s program in Business Informatics are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits
    Fall Lecture and exercise course
    Praktische Informatik 1
    Written exam (90 min) 8
    Total: 8
  • Linguistics

    The following courses from the curriculum of the master’s program in Language and Communication are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Lecture series Methoden der Linguistik Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Spring

    Depending on your interests: one seminar from the courses available on the
    master’s program in Language and Communication

    Term paper or
    oral examination or written examination
    2 7
    Total: 11
  • Mathematics

    The following courses from the curriculum of the bachelor’s program in Mathematics in Business and Economics are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits

    Fall

    Lecture, group exercise, and exercise course Analysis 1 (10 ECTS credits) or Lineare Algebra 1 (9 ECTS credits)

    Written examination (90 min) or
    oral examination (30 min)
    10/9
    Total:

    10/9

     

  • Media and Communication Studies

    The following courses from the curriculum of the master’s program in Media and Communication Studies are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall A lecture from the module Theorien und Methoden Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Spring A seminar from one of the interdisciplinary modules Presentation and term paper 2 7
    or: a seminar from the project module Project paper 2 10
    Total: 11-14

    or

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall An exercise course from the module Theorien und Methoden Presentation and coursework
    to be written during the semester
    2 4
    Spring A seminar from one of the interdisciplinary modules Presentation and term paper 2 7
    or: a seminar from the project module Project paper 2 10
    Total: 11-14
  • Media Psychology

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Lecture Einführung in die Medienpsychologie Partial examination (acc. to section 12(2) of the examination regulations) 2 4
    Spring Seminar Spezielle Probleme der Medienpsychologie Partial examination (acc. to section 12(2) of the examination regulations) 2 4
    Total: 8

     

  • Philosophy

    If you take Philosophy as a minor, you can choose between two different subject areas.

    Module: History of Philosophy

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Fall Lecture Einführung in eine Epoche der Philosophie Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Spring Advanced seminar Geschichte der Philosophie Term paper 2 8
    Total: 12

    Module: Ethics, Society, Economy

    Semester Type of course Type of examination Credit hours ECTS credits
    Spring (often also offered in the fall) Lecture Allgemeine Ethik Written exam (90 min) 2 4
    Every semester Advanced seminar Ethik, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft Term paper 2 8
    Total: 12
  • Political Science

    If you take Political Science as a minor, you can choose between three different subject areas. The following courses from the curriculum of the bachelor’s program in Political Science are available:

    Module: Comparative Politics

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits

    Fall/spring

    Lecture: Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre

    Written exam (90 min)

    7

    Fall/spring

    Advanced seminar: Ausgewählte Themen der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre

    or

    Exercise course: Methoden der Vergleichenden Regierungslehre

    Presentation, term paper/presentation, possibly short piece of coursework

    6





    6

    Total:

    13

    Module: International Relations

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits

    Spring/fall

    Lecture: Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen

    Written exam (90 min)

    7

    Spring/fall

    Advanced seminar: Ausgewählte Themen der Internationalen Beziehungen

    or

    Exercise course: Methoden der Internationalen Beziehungen

    Presentation, possibly short piece of coursework/presentation, term paper

    6





    6

    Total:

    13

    Module: Political Sociology

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits

    Fall/spring

    Lecture: Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie

    Written exam (90 min)

    7

    Fall/spring

    Advanced seminar: Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie

    Exercise course: Methoden der Politischen Soziologie

    Presentation, short piece of coursework

    6



    6

    Total:

    13

  • Psychiatry

    If you take Psychiatry as a minor, your courses will take place during Heidelberg University’s lecture period, i.e. from October to February and from April to July.

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits
    Fall Case seminar Presentation/report  
    Spring Seminar: Psychopharmakologie Written exam (90 min) 8
    Total: 8
  • Sociology

    The following courses from the curriculum of the master’s program in Sociology are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits

    Fall

    Lecture Foundations of Sociological Theory

    Written examination (90 min) or
    oral examination or
    term paper (max. 5000 words)

    6

    Fall

    Exercise course Foundations of Sociological Theory

    Minutes, project-related papers, reports, presentations, evaluations, posters, web content, research proposals, extracts, homework, oral participation, compulsory attendance

    3

    Total:

    9

  • Economics

    The following courses from the curriculum of the bachelor’s program in Economics are available:

    Semester Type of course Type of examination ECTS credits
    Fall Lecture and exercise course Grundlagen der Volkswirtschaftslehre Written exam (120 min) 8
    Spring Lecture and exercise course Mikroökonomik A
    (you should have basic knowledge of economics)
    Written exam (120 min) 6
    Total: 14
  • Economic and Business Education

    If you take Economic and Business Education as a minor, you can choose between two different subject areas. You can take courses from the modules listed below and you need to obtain 12 ECTS credits in total. There are two options to obtain the required number of credits: Either, you take two courses from the education management area plus one course from the specialized subjects area or you take three courses from the education management area.

    Education management area

    Semester

    Course title

    Type of course

    Type of examination

    ECTS credits

    Fall

    Bildungsmanagement I: Berufsausbildung

    or

    Bildungsmanagement III: Lernkultur in Organisationen

    Lecture / exercise course




    Lecture / exercise course

    Written exam




    Written exam

    4



    4

    Spring

    or

    Bildungsmanagement II: Weiterbildung

    Lecture / exercise course

    Written exam

    4

    Specialized subjects area (1 course at most)

    Fall /

    spring

    1.3.1
    Qualitätsmanagement in Bildungseinrichtungen

    1.3.2 Evaluationsmethoden und Standards

    1.3.3
    Ideen- und Realgeschichte beruflicher Bildung

    1.3.4
    Konflikte in der Schule: Prävention und Intervention

    1.3.5
    Fachdidaktische Fragestellungen

    Seminar 

    Written examination
    (90 min), other types of coursework, or
    oral examination

    4

    Total:

    12

     

Contact

Do you have any more questions? We’re happy to advise you!

If you have any subject-specific questions regarding your degree program (course contents, program structure, stays abroad), don’t hesitate to contact our program managers. If you have any questions on organizing your studies (examinations, grades, re-registration, academic leave of absence), please contact the Student Services office II team.

Tina Penga, Dipl.-Psych.

Tina Penga, Dipl.-Psych.

Program Manager Psychology (Master)
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 417
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Mon 11 a.m.–noon