Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Submission of applications:
Start: November 24, 2017
End: May 4, 2018

4 years (Full-time study)

Credits: 240 ECTS
Places available: 55, Spanish

Are you interested in learning about human behaviour and mental processes?

Do you think you have the ability to understand and listen to other people's needs? Would you like to work in a field that allow you to help others solve their problems and contribute towards building greater solidarity and a fairer world? Would you like to develop all your personal and professional skills to the fullest?

If so, a Degree in Psychology is what you are looking for. This degree will provide you with the foundations necessary to develop a professional career within the social, clinical, educational and organizational sectors. Also, over 4 academic years, you will acquire the basic skills and capabilities that will allow you to improve people’s health and quality of life. Our program focuses on a multi-level approach present within this field with practical training designed for professional practice.

The Degree in Psychology is aimed at those interested in acquiring knowledge on the human being, their individual and social behaviour and the processes and variables that explain it. We are looking for motivated students with good analytic skills and the ability to establish supporting personal relationships.

At Comillas Pontifical University we have internship agreements with more than 70 companies and institutions that collaborate for our Degree in Psychology.



4 years.

Places for new admissions:


Submission of applications:

November 24 to May 4, 2018

Information about the documentation to submit

Open days:

March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Information session

February 2, 2018
April 13, 2018

Financial information:

Course fees: €1,252.80 plus nine monthly installments of €529.20 each.

Information about study grants


Normally timetable is from Mondays to Fridays between 09:00 and 19:00.

Information points:

Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
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Office hours

Applicant profile:

The recommended student profile is someone interested in acquiring knowledge about human beings, their individual and social behavior, as well as the processes and variables that contribute to explaining this behavior. We are looking for motivated students who are professionally oriented to improve the well-being and health of other people, and who have the ability to establish personal relationships to help and support. We recommend a good academic profile, along with the versatility to handle adequately the language in the fields of humanities, and as well as those from the field of health sciences, especially biology and statistics. A variety of profiles might stand out in your career aims, according to your interest in the different areas of psychology.

The Bachelor's Degree has a generalist focus. Graduates are expected to have the theoretical, practical, and personal skills to allow further professional specialization in any of the areas of clinical, educational, social, or business psychology.

Admission requirements:

To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.

Students from other universities who want to apply to the Psychology program, must contact the Information and Student Reception Office at this email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. describing their academic situation and the reasons for which they wish to join this University. They will be informed of the application period and of the required documentation.

Admission process and recruitment criteria:

The admissions tests will take place between April 17th and May 5th, 2017 at the Cantoblanco campus (Madrid).

The tests involve a personalized evaluation of the candidate's appropriateness and an indicative appraisal of his/her level of English. These tests include an interview with a lecturer, who will explore the candidate's motivations for choosing this major,while review and discuss the aplicant's academic record. Besides the acadenic aspects, the process will also take into account all personal traits indicate how the candidate will adapt to the future study of Psychology.

The information gathered by each interviewer will be officially recorded, and then presented and evaluated altogether by the admissions committee that guides the Dean's final decision regarding applications.

Admissions criteria: the average grade of the academic record is worth 60%, the candidate's personal interview is worth 30%, and the essay about why studying Psychology, 10 %.

Services for students with special needs:

Support Program for Students with Disabilities

Structure of the bachelor's degree

The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Comillas Pontifical University is part of the Health Sciences branch of knowledge.

The Bachelor's degree consists of 240 ECTS spread over four years.

The training features compulsory and optional modules, including ones that are basic or specific to the Bachelor's Degree, and also includes a final project.


  • 60 ECTS of Compulsory basic training: Health sciences (42 ECTS), and other branches (18 ECTS);

  • 111 ECTS of Compulsory specific training, and

  • 24 ECTS of Specific training in optional modules.

  • An external internship of 24 ECTS and other internships (15 ECTS) are also envisaged.

  • And, the Final Bachelor's Project (6 ECTS).

The 24 ECTS that the student must complete in optional modules during the degree are organized in an initial block based on the student's personal and human development and a later block planned to give students knowledge of professional fields of the psychologist in order to guide their future postgraduate training. The credits that legislation recognizes for university participation activities will also be counted as optional.

At the same time as studying for the Degree in Psychology you will also study the 'Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies' that comprises between 30 and 36 ECTS and will accredit, as one of the university's private qualifications, your level of competence and command of the English language.

Timetables and exam schedule
  • 240 ECTS


KPS alumClinical psychology

Our school holds a long-standing tradition in Clinical Psychology. We have a large number of lecturers with significant professional experience in intervention in the different areas of clinical psychology and health. Furthermore, we have a clinical unit (UNINPSI, Psychosocial Intervention Unit), where Junior, Senior, and Graduate students, will have access to their first professional training with patients.

School and educational psychology

One of our university's main traditions is the professional training of psychologists specialized in the school and educational field. Students can carry out internships in a large number of public and (state-subsidized) educational centers in the Community of Madrid.

Work and organizational psychology

Our programs also cover the field of business and organizations, taking advantage of the synergy with the university's economics and business administration programs. We have a large number of agreements with companies to carry out internships as well as a graduate degree specializing in human resources management.

Social intervention and other professional fields

Psychologists from Comillas find work in many areas as a result of the training they received on their course: social intervention, forensic psychology, sports psychology, crisis and catastrophe intervention, etc.

Academic career paths

Related official master's degrees:

Official Master's Degree in General Health Psychology

Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education

Official Master's Degree in Human Resources

Related Comillas postgraduate programs:

Master's Degree in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents

Master's Degree in Family/Systemic Therapy

Master's Degree in Humanist and Experience Psychotherapy, and Master's Degree in Emotion-focused Psychotherapy

Related studies:

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Bachelor's Degree in Criminology

  • CG 01 - Ability to Analyze and synthesize.
  • CG 02 - Ability to organize and plan.
  • CG 03 - Oral and written communication skills in your native language.
  • CG 04 - Decision making ability.
  • CG 05 - Problem solving ability.
  • CG 06 - Information management ability.
  • CG 07 - IT knowledge relating to the area of study.
  • CG 08 - Ability to work in a team and cooperate effectively with others.
  • CG 09 - Interpersonal relationship skills.
  • CG 10 - Critical and self-critical reasoning.
  • CG 11 - Ethical commitment.
  • CG 12 - Recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.
  • CG 13 - Ability to develop and keep up to date your own competences, skills, and knowledge in accordance with the standards of the profession.
  • CG 14 - Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • CG 15 - Ability to work autonomously and to think creatively, developing new ideas and concepts.
  • CG 16 - Concern for the quality and excellence of your own work.


  • CE 01 - Know the functions, characteristics, and limitations of the different theoretical models of Psychology.
  • CE 02 - Know the basic laws of the different psychological processes.
  • CE 03 - Know the principal processes and stages of psychological development throughout the life-cycle including the normal and abnormal aspects.
  • CE 04 - Understand the genetic and evolutionary bases of individual differences in behavior.
  • CE 05 - Know about the psychosocial principles of the workings of groups.
  • CE 06 - Know about the psychosocial principles of the workings of organizations.
  • CE 07 - Know about the social and anthropological dimension of the human being taking into account the historical and cultural factors that intervene in human psychological configuration.
  • CE 08 - Know about different research designs, and procedures for formulating and contrasting hypotheses and interpreting the results.
  • CE 09 - The ability to analyze differences, needs, and demands of the recipients (individual, group, and family) in different contexts.
  • CE 10 - Ability to negotiate and establish the goals of basic psychological intervention in different contexts.
  • CE 11 - Ability to separate the interests and needs of the recipient from those of the others involved.
  • CE 12 - Ability to identify and measure variables that are relevant to understanding human behavior.
  • CE 13 - Ability to plan and carry out an interview.
  • CE 14 - Know different evaluation methods in different applied areas of psychology and be able to make diagnoses according to different schools.
  • CE 15 - Ability to describe and measure the processes for interaction, group dynamics, and group and intergroup structure.
  • CE 16 - Ability to analyze the context in which individual behavior, and group and organizational processes develop.
  • CE 17 - The ability to prepare the intervention plan for each of the basic phases of any treatment.
  • CE 18 - Know about different psychological treatments in different applied fields and know how to choose basic intervention techniques.
  • CE 19 - Ability to use strategies and techniques to involve recipients in the intervention.
  • CE 20 - Ability to promote health and quality of life in different areas of intervention.
  • CE 21 - Ability to realize an adequate evaluation of the intervention.
  • CE 22 - Know how to provide feedback to the recipients in an adequate and precise manner.
  • CE 23 - Know and conform with the deontological obligations of the profession.
  • CE 24 - Know about the structure, organization, and functioning of the nervous system in relation with behavior.
  • CE 25 - Understand the physiological mechanisms of neural communication how psycho-pharmaceuticals affect it.
  • CE 26 - Know about the main psychological research strategies and methods and understanding their uses.
  • CE 27 - Know about human sexual anatomy, the sexual response cycle, as well as an approach to the bio-physiological bases of sexual desire.
  • CE 28 - Know about the biological bases of the lower psychological functions and the higher psychological processes.

In addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology you can also take the Dual Degree Program in Psychology and Criminology.

In addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, the Studies will be simultaneously taken the Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies.

This Bachelor's Degree in Psychology includes 15 credits of curricular internships.

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