Curriculum in academic year 2019/2020

Course chart

First year

Term Course ECTS Type
1 Application of ICTs in professional practice 6 B
Psychology: past and present 6 B
Professional communication in English 6 B
2 Developmental psychobiology 6 B
Evolution through the life cycle 6 B
Psychology of learning 6 C
3 Professional communication techniques 6 C
Social psychology 6 B
Neuropsychology and physiology 6 B
Initiation to profesional practice - 1st year (1-3 terms) 6 C
1 Cross-curricular courses
2 Enrolment in this course must be completed at the beginning of the academic year
B: basic; C: compulsory.

Second year

Term Course ECTS Type
1 Business and entrepreneurship 6 C
Design of research studies and data analysis 6 C
Attention, perception, and memory 6 C
2 Scientific communication in English 6 B
Group psychology 6 C
Motivation and emotion 6 C
3 Mathematical methods of statistics 6 B
Personality 6 C
Language and thought 6 C
Initiation to profesional practice - 1st year (1-3 terms) 6 C
1 Cross-curricular courses
2 Enrolment in this course must be completed at the beginning of the academic year
B: basic; C: compulsory.

Third year

Term Course ECTS Type
1 Psychopathology 6 C
Background and expressions of diversity 6 C
Positive psychology 6 C
2 Optional course 1 6 OP
Neuropsychological assessment 6 C
Differential psychology 6 C
3 Optional course 2 6 OP
Work and organisational psychology 6 B
Psychometric properties of assessment tools 6 C
Internship – 3rd year (1-3 terms) 6 I
2 Enrolment in this course must be completed at the beginning of the academic year
C: compulsory; OP: optional.

Fourth year

Term Course ECTS Type
1 Optional course 3 6 OP
Social values and ethics 6 C
Neuropsychological work and therapy 6 C
2 Optional course 4 6 OP
Programme planning and assessment 6 C
Social and personal skills 6 C
3 Optional course 5 6 OP
Management of psychological stress, negotiation and mediation 6 C
End-of-degree Dissertation 18 ED
Internship (1-3 terms) 6 I
1 Cross-curricular courses
2 Enrolment in this course must be completed at the beginning of the academic year
C: compulsory; OP: optional; I: Internship; ED: End-of-degree Dissertation.

Specializations

The curricular structure for specializations must be as follows:

  • 24 ECTS corresponding to the courses defined for each itinerary (go to section “optional courses” below).
  • 12 ECTS corresponding to internships, which must be related to the specialization area.
  • 6 ECTS corresponding to the end-of-degree Dissertation, which must be related to optional courses and internships within the specialization area.

M1 - Specialisation in psychology and education

Subject ECTS Course Type ECTS.
Psicology and education 6 Inclusive strategies in education OP 6
6 Family, school, school environment OP 6
6 Guidance and tutoring OP 6
6 Systematic monitoring and context analysis OP 6
Professional Practices 6 External Practices PE 6
End-of-degree Dissertation 6 End-of-degree Dissertation TF 6
Total ECTS 36

M2 - Specialisation in criminology

Subject ECTS Course Type ECTS
Criminology 6 General psychology and psychology of deviance OP 6
Social and educational work with offenders OP 6
6 Forensic aspects in mental disorders OP 6
6 Terrorism psychology OP 6
Professional Practices 6 External Practices PE 6
End-of-degree Dissertation 6 End-of-degree Dissertation TF 6
Total ECTS 36

M3 - Specialization in Clinical and Health Psychology4

4The specialisation in “Clinical and Health Psychology” does not authorise the professional practice of “Clinical Psychology” or “General Psychology”.

Subject ECTS Course Type ECTS
Clinical and Health Psychology 6 Health Psychology OP 6
6 Psychodiagnostics OP 6
6 Psychotherapy OP 6
6 Clinical psychology of childhood and adolescence OP 6
Internship 6 Internship PE 6
End-of-degree Dissertation 6 End-of-degree Dissertation TF 6
Total credits 36

M4 - Specialization in Occupational Psychology

Subject ECTS Course Type ECTS
6 Management of people OP 6
6 Organisational changes and development OP 6
6 Organisational leadership OP 6
6 Emotional intelligence in organisations OP 6
Internship 6 Internship PE 6
End-of-degree Dissertation 6 End-of-degree Dissertation TF 6
Total credits 36

Optional courses

Optional course ECTS Year Term
Inclusive strategies in education 6 3 2
General psychology and psychology of deviance 6 3 2
Psicología de la salud 6 3 2
Family, school, school environment 6 3 3
Social and educational work with offenders 6 3 3
Guidance and tutoring 6 4 1
Forensic aspects in mental disorders 6 4 1
Psicodiagnóstico 6 4 1
Systematic monitoring and context analysis 6 4 2
Terrorism psychology 6 4 2
Psicoterapia 6 4 2
Sport psychology 6 4 3
Psychology and nutrition 6 4 3
Clinical psychology of childhood and adolescence 6 4 3
Management of people 6 4 3
Organisational changes and development 6 4 3
Organisational leadership 6 4 3
Emotional intelligence in organisations 6 4 3

Double specialisation

The student must complete the whole itinerary required for each specialization, as described in the Curriculum of the Degree in Psychology (24 ECTS corresponding to optional courses + 12 ECTS corresponding to the Internship + 6 ECTS corresponding to the End-of-degree Dissertation).

Both, the Internship and the End-of-degree Dissertation will not be recognised between specialisations. Therefore, the student will have to do as many of them as specialisations taken.

Students’ mobility

Universidad Isabel I promotes students’ mobility through the programme Erasmus +.

This system allows our students to study abroad thanks to the international agreements signed with other universities and institutions for that purpose.

Further information on the Erasmus + programme and the different international agreements and partnerships signed for the Degree in Psychology is available in the following links: