Studies and teaching
The Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy covers the curricular teaching of medical studies, but also of psychology, biology, translational neuroscience, and speech therapy. The curricular offer is supplemented by additional courses, which are also open to students of law, education, and special education.
Students of the above-mentioned study programmes register for the curricular courses via the online portal for students. No registration is required for additional courses.
Clinical traineeships and internships
If you are interested in a clinical traineeship in human medicine, please send a short CV and a current certificate of enrolment to
Prof. Dr. med. Sarah Kittel-Schneider
Deputy department director
Bachelor's or Master's degree (BA/MA) in Psychology
Psychological Psychotherapy - Behavioural Therapy
Regarding the advanced training course "Psychological Psychotherapy - Behavioural Therapy", please contact us with the necessary documents:
PD Dr. med. Stefan Unterecker
Managing senior physician
Bachelor's or Master's degree (BA/MA) Social Work
Praktisches Jahr (PJ)
“Praktisches Jahr” is a year of hands-on hospital training in the last year of medical school, which is divided into three terms – internal medicine, surgery, and one elective term in any other medical department.
In our department, you have the option to do your elective term in psychiatry. Five positions are available per term. You can find all information about the organizational processes as well as the in-house and PJ-specific courses on the website of the Dean of Studies. You can also contact the Academic Teaching Coordinator, Dr. med. Tatjana Splett, directly.
Foreign students who wish to apply for a PJ position should first contact the International Office in the Dean's Office:
If our main research areas have sparked your interest, there is the possibility to deepen the insight within the framework of a dissertation. For this purpose, please contact the respective heads of the research groups directly.
We recommend that you complete your dissertation within the framework of structured doctoral programmes such as those offered by the Graduate School of Life Science (GSLS).