Bachelor in Psychology

Bachelor, 3 years

Bachelor in Psychology

– About the programme

Two people conducting a psycological experiment. Photo.

You might have enough thoughts in your head right now, but would it not be exciting to look into someone else's head? Psychology is the study of humans and how behaviour, actions and experiences can be explained and understood through theories based on scientific methods.

Academic profile

At the Department of Psychology both research and learning take place in which great emphasis is placed on both fundamental psychology disciplines as well as practical psychology. The fundamental psychology disciplines include:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Developmental Psychology
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Some examples of relevant topics in psychology:

  • peer pressure and crime
  • experience of risk
  • the social construction of sickness and health
  • creativity and improvisation
  • how do nerve cells form memory?
  • leave of absence and adjustment to work
  • programme components

A bachelor's degree in psychology requires three years of study (180 ECTS) and the student may combine different courses. Detailed information about the courses and the language of instruction may be found in the course list.

Admission Samordna Opptak (sharing)


Language of instruction: Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


  • Programcode: BPSY
  • Degree type: Bachelor in Psychology
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 180
  • Application code: 194876
  • Ordinary quota: 2019 52.3
  • Ordinary quota f. diploma: 2019 48.6
  • Unit: Department of Psychology
  • Application deadline: 15. April
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian
  • Location: Trondheim

Exchange student?

Exchange student?

You are welcome as an exchange student to study one of our many courses.

Contact us

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim