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Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

The programme:

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences includes several academic areas: Social and personality psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, work and organisational psychology, clinical psychology and educational psychology.

The research at the Department is organised in several research groups or centres.

Research facilities available:

The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences has ComputerLab facilities at its disposal for behavioural and psychophysiological experiments.

Affiliated centres/departments:

The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. It is possible, however, specifically to apply for a PhD scholarship at the centre through the seventh PhD programme at Aarhus BSS: the Social Science and Business Programme.

Examples of employment after graduation:

PhD graduates from the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences have found employment not only within universities and research institutions, but also within common psychological professions like clinical psychology and work and organisational psychology. A survey from 2010 showed that all former PhD graduates were employed, about half of them within institutions with research obligations.

Geographic location:

The programme is situated at Campus Aarhus.

National cooperation:

The programme is part of the collaboration between Danish Psychological PhD Programmes that also includes the University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Roskilde University, and the University of Southern Denmark. The cooperation primarily consists in the establishment of PhD courses.

Approx. number of PhD students:


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About Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is a broad business school and one of the four faculties at Aarhus University.

With approx. 14,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, almost 225 PhD students and more than 500 academic staff members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at university level with a broad academic scope.

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Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

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