The UAB degree in Psychology offers a complete panorama of both the traditional and emerging professional and research fields available to psychologists. The training given reflects the different currents in methodology and thought, and critical thinking is encouraged.

Students can choose to follow one of the following learning tracks: Specialisation in Health Psychology, Specialisation in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Specialisation in Adult Clinical Psychology, Specialisation in Work and Organisational Psychology, Specialisation in Analysis and Intervention in Social Psychology Specialisation in Psychoeducational Analysis and Intervention.

The bachelor's degree in Psychology and the master's degree in General Health Psychology, also taught at the UAB, are requirements for practising the new officially regulated healthcare profession known as general health psychology.

The academic training provided in this degree is held in very high regard both in the healthcare sector and in other professional areas: education, social work, etc.). In the field of psychology in human resources and organisations, it is very highly regarded by businesses. In postgraduate programmes related to clinical and health psychology, priority is usually given to students from our faculty as their training is considered to be very comprehensive.

In addition, the Faculty's Psychology Services Laboratory attracts professionals to the UAB and serves as a centre for the students' work placements, where they can work in educational, social or health psychology.

The Faculty of Psychology of the UAB is recognised internationally for its research activity. It was involved in setting up the Barcelona Trauma, Crisis and Conflict Unit (UTCCB) – the first centre in Spain specialising in trauma – together with the Catalan Association of Psychologists and the Faculty's Psychology Services Laboratory. The UTCCB offers personal attention 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year and is a perfect chance for students to get hands-on experience in the field.

The teaching staff comprises members of several departments (Department of General, Development and Educational Psychology; Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology, Department of Health and Clinical Psychology, and Department of Social Psychology) organised into over 30 highly active research groups.

Student Profile

The degree in Psychology provides the scientific and technical training needed by professionals working to improve people's health and quality of life and to solve problems in traditional and emerging areas of Psychology (healthcare, education, human resources, etc.). For these studies it is recommendable to be observant, have critical analysis skills, emotional control and the ability to self-criticise. Students must be able to plan and organise their work, individually and in groups.

Career options

Healthcare Area (*):

  • Mental health centres for children and adolescents
  • Mental health centres for adults
  • Hospital acute care units
  • Neuropsychology
  • Palliative care
  • Social and Health Centres for chronic illnesses
  • Public healthcare agencies
  • Social services
  • Day Centres
  • Drug dependency centres
  • Social and health centres for the disabled
  • Centres for the elderly
  • Others

Non-healthcare areas:

  • Human resources and work psychology
  • Counselling and psychological assessment in the field of education
  • Psychological care in prisons and social rehabilitation centres
  • Forensic psychology and expert valuation in the courts
  • Sports psychology
  • Road safety
  • Social activation
  • Attention to underprivileged groups
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Teaching and scientific research
  • Others
(*) As from 2014 only those qualified as a general health psychologist may practise in this area of the profession.

Teaching staff list

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ECTS methodology implies continuous assessment of all students' work.


Five groups will be programmed into different timetables.

Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Learning resources

Learning resources

Faculty of Psychology
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21081
360 places
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan, Spanish and English
Price per credit: 35.77 Euros
Face-to-face learning
Period of study: Annual registration. Courses are semester-long, except two, which are year-long.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.
Health Sciences

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