🎓 Degree in Psychology | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The Abat Oliba CEU University offers the degree un Psychology with internships in companies, schools and hospitals. More than 70% of our teachers are working professionals.

Degree in Psychology
Course title

Degree in Psychology

Academic field



Official stamp of quality – AQU

Duration / Credits / Places

4 years / 240 ECTS /
90 places


86.7% (AQU employability survey 2017)

Student profile

Students must have an interest in how the mind functions and working with people.

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website, and documentation and formalisation of enrolment is done at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic calendar


Current timetable
Previous timetable

More than 70% of the teaching staff are active professionals who specialise and work in the subject they teach.


1. Employability

86.7% of our students find work after finishing their studies, 5 percentage points above the average for Catalan universities (AQU employability survey 2017).

2. Course satisfaction

87.7% of our students are satisfied with their Psychology studies, the second-highest level out of all Catalan universities (AQU 2017). 14 points higher than the average for Catalan universities.

3. Methodology

Our teaching model is based on practical training that is highly personalised to our students, allowing them to combine theoretical knowledge with professional practices through real internships in companies, schools, hospitals and day-care centres, as well as workshops and practical seminars. We are proud to boast more than 15 years of experience training experts in psychology.

We promote an active, entrepreneurial spirit among our students, for example with the creation of the Psykhé Group. This group organises the Annual Psychology Students' Day, where students present a project or study they have created during their degree to the public. This helps to reinforce our students' research skills early on, and provides valuable experience in public presentations.

4. Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit

Students in the third and fourth year of their Psychology Degree attend psychopathology sessions that are part of the Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology. Taught in UAO CEU's Psychological Therapeutic Care Unit at the Sagrat Cor University Hospital (part of the QuirĂłnsalud group), this gives students the chance to attend and supervise clinical sessions with real patients.

5. Soft Skills

Degrees in Psychology include this programme of emotionala nd social skills so students will learn to adapt to their environment, work well with others, carry out their duties responsibly and achieve their personal and professional goals. Over the course of the four years of the degree, transversal seminars and workshops will be carried out.

6. Internal Research Students

The role of internal research students was created to allow stduents to carry out functions supporting research and applying their knowledge, be it in university teams or as part of hospital centres at various hospitals in Catalonia.

7. Optional minor

Specialised training in the areas of professional psychology with the greatest demand:

  • Minor in Clinical and Health Psychology
  • Minor in Developmental and Educational Psychology
8. CEU ePlus skills programme

A teaching model based on practical, personalised education that links theory to professional practice through case studies and real experiences, workshops and practical seminars.

It includes visits to national and international companies and production centres through internships.

9. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages students from all degrees to think internationally from their first year to their fourth, with:

  • international collaboration activities
  • academic exchanges for teaching staff and students
  • participation in international research projects
  • short and long stays at foreign universities
10. Opportunity to continue your studies

The Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology prepares students to work in this regulated profession as a qualified private practitioner or as part of the healthcare system.


Careers and internships 


Students who earn the Official Degree in Psychology from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue careers in the following areas:

  • Public and private hospitals, clinics and health centres
  • Schools
  • Care centres (marginalised groups, integration, etc.)
  • Courts and criminal institutions
  • Psychology and speech therapy offices
  • Teaching and research


In the final year of the degree, students will undertake a compulsory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in their preferred industry.

These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed by the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who will provide follow-up and evaluation of the internship to make the most of the placement.

For more information, please visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

  • List of companies
  • Further information and contact

International outlook 



universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad CatĂłlica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


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Medical School Berlin2D BERLIN38German B2


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Universidad Finis Terrae2*CL FTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo4*CL UDDSpanish


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Institut de Philosophie Comparée (IPC)1F PARIS350French B2
Toulouse Catholic University4*F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
UniversitĂ  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore6*I MILANO03Italian B1+/English TOEFL 79 o IELTS 6.0
UniversitĂ  Suor Orsola Benincasa6I NAPOLI04Italian B1
Libera UniversitĂ  Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1
UniversitĂ  Europea di Roma2I ROMA23Italian B1


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad AnĂĄhuac MĂ©xico Norte4*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac2*MX UNIVASpanish


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Lima2*PE LIMASpanish
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish
Universidad CatĂłlica San Pablo2*PE UCSPSpanish


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade Catolica de Lisboa (Lisboa)5P LISBOA01Portugese A2/English B2


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
University of Warsaw2PL WARSZAW01Polish B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 (IBT)
Manhattan College10*US MCTOEFL 80 (internet based exam), 213 (computer based exam), 550 (paper)
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550(PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6,5
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/ IELTS 5.5
Saint Thomas University Houston2*US USTTOEFL 550
*: Places are split across different courses.

Fees and funding




You can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University by paying €1,500 (which amount will be discounted from the total cost of the course). This guarantees your place while you complete the other entry requirements.


Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • Single payment

    The single payment method offers a 3% enrolment discount.

  • Payment in instalments

    In 5 instalments per academic year.


  • Monthly payment

    In 10 instalments with a special offer of interest-free financing with no arrangement fee. This payment method also enjoys a 3% enrolment discount.

  • Financing agreements

    We have agreements with Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 3% enrolment discount.


Please contact the Information Service to arrange a personalised economic plan.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulation


Students must have an interest in how the mind functions and working with people. Similarly, they must have a solid understanding of biology and science; an interest in the fundamentals of human life; and the ability to analyse and identify problems and propose solutions. Furthermore, they require a vocation for analysis, synthesis of ideas and team work, a flair for understanding concepts and abstract ideas, the ability to express ideas clearly, a level of sociability, a broad world view, and a perspective of the changes going on in the world. They must also have an interest in people's well-being and respect for their inalienable dignity.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is required, as is a flair for communication.


  • To gain a solid understanding of the historical, philosophical, methodological, biological, systematic and evolutionary basics of psychology.
  • To gain a solid understanding of health psychology and the rare and pathological variants of the psyche.
  • To gain a full understanding of different psychological evaluation, diagnostic and treatment methods in applied areas of psychology.
  • To gain an education, inspired by Christian humanism, that searches for the truth and encourages a personal commitment to the human dignity of individuals and the common good.
  • To be able to understand, evaluate, critique and argue theoretical and practical approaches to psychology and ethics.
  • To develop habits of reasoning, debating and researching in psychology, as well as communicating knowledge clearly and concisely.
  • To develop psychological evaluation and intervention abilities in the main areas of the profession, in collaboration with others.
  • To become a responsible and diligent psychologist who works for the good of people and institutions within a framework of professional ethics.