Results of survey of Psychology Master’s degrees now online
The latest online ranking of Psychology degrees now includes information on Master’s programmes. The issue ZEIT CAMPUS 1/2017 also presents ranking data for five selected criteria: overall study situation, study organisation, courses offered, teacher support and the international orientation of the programme, as well as the number of students at the department.
Students at the IPU Berlin, Mannheim University and Witten/Herdecke University were very satisfied with their degree programmes. These universities were among the top group in several of the aforementioned criteria, based on the assessment given by their students.
A total of 13 student assessments are currently being added to the existing information about Master’s programmes in Psychology. These assessments include information about the students’ transition from previous studies to a Master’s programme. Emphasis was placed on the “recognition of studies and qualifications” and “the extent to which courses build on preceding curricula.”
“Students often take the opportunity to change universities when proceeding to a Master’s programme. The ranking of Master’s programmes enables Bachelor’s degree graduates to find the right programme for them, based on the criteria that they consider relevant. Numerous indicators are available online for this purpose, enabling the programmes on offer to be compared in great detail. There are also links providing direct access to descriptions of course content given on the universities’ websites,” explained Sonja Berghoff, Project Manager at CHE.
Psychology is the 11th subject for which detailed information about Master’s degrees is now provided in the ranking of Master’s programmes. The survey was conducted between March and July 2016.