Degree in Psychology

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Degree in Psychology



The Degree in Psychology is also consciously oriented towards the needs of the professional marketplace and therefore provides a course of studies


Psychology, both as a science and profession, has been prevalent in Europe since the second half of the 19th century. Firmly established from an academic and scientific standpoint, psychology is a field in continual expansion and is hugely versatile in terms of career opportunities and potential fields of application.

The Universidad Europea del Atlántico offers this Degree in Psychology in response to the growing need for professionals who meet this career profile. Far from categorically endorsing specific schools of thought or methodologies associated with the development of Psychology to date, this study programme seeks to provide comprehensive knowledge of the field while developing competences within an integrated approach, which will enable the student to acquire a critical, complex and up-to-date understanding of this area of expertise.

The Degree in Psychology is also consciously oriented towards the needs of the professional marketplace and therefore provides a course of studies that will enhance graduates’ employability within the profession’s numerous fields of application. Students following this degree will be offered the opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Psychology of Work and Organisations (MPSITRA - ORG)
  • Educational Psychology (MPSIEDU)
  • Sport Psychology (MPSIDEP)
  • Communication Psychology (Marketing and Advertising) (MPSICOM - PUBMAR)

Furthermore, a legal requirement was introduced in 2014 which requires all practitioners in the field of Sanitary Psychology (public and private) to be in possession of the Sanitary General Psychologist qualification. This officially recognised qualification is awarded upon successful completion of a Bachelor’sDegree in Psychology plus a Master’s Degree in Sanitary General Psychology.

Teaching modality: Face-to-face

Competences of the degree

All the competences developed by the students of the Undergraduate Degree in Psychology once completed their studies can be consulted in the link below:

Competences of the degree

Career Opportunities


Students graduating in Psychology from UNEATLANTICO may choose to work in the following professions:

  • Organisational psychologist (human resource manager, specialist in recruitment, training and/or development of HR, external consultant)
  • Psychologist in the field of sport and physical activity
  • Social psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Sanitary Psychologist
  • Psychological counsellor: engaging with individuals, groups and organisations with a view to enhancing professional or personal development, facilitating the attainment of goals and maximising performance
  • Career guidance professional
  • Communication psychologist (Marketing and Advertising)
  • Researcher in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Teaching

Graduates in Psychology may also make valuable contributions in other professional areas that require specialist assistance of a psychological nature.

Bilingual Education

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Grado en Psicología


English, the key to your present and your future

In today's world, one of the essential tools for international communication and the key that opens opportunities to finding a job, both in Spain and abroad, is knowing English.

In our country, 80% of the job offers already require a high proficiency of this language, and in many cases, this requirement is more important than personal and professional qualifications.

If is for this reason that the European University of the Atlantic places special emphasis on undergraduate students attaining proficiency in the language. From the first year on, students are encouraged to register for extra-curricular classes in preparation for successfully completing study of their regular subjects taught in English throughout their degree.

This way, regardless of their initial proficiency level, the language program based on tutorial support, specialized materials, and small classes, allows students to later follow their dual language (English-Spanish) courses in sequence so that they finish their degree having acquired a bilingual skill set that is applicable in their profession.

Engage in your profession

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UNEATLANTICO reproduce entornos laborales reales


UNEATLANTICO creates an authentic business environment

The campus of the Universidad Europea del Atlántico is designed so that students can practise their profession from the first year onwards. The University offers modern and fully-equipped facilities that simulate the authentic business environments that students will experience upon completing their degree. There are laboratories for the study of Physiology, Food Technology, Languages, Food Science and Biomechanics, while dedicated facilities are provided for projects involving computing, business, nutritional assistance, psychological guidance and counselling, and translation and interpretation. In addition, the University also offers computer labs, a library, as well as radio and television production and post-production studios.

Faculty motivate students to become involved in campus life and guide them towards creating projects and developing ideas that enhance their professional development from the the very first year of their studies. The learning model is not limited to covering a syllabus, but intends to guarantee a solid theoretical-practical education in which students feel fully engaged in their professional area.

Furthermore, the University has signed numerous internship agreements with a wide range of business entities that complement formal university education and facilitate the development of the cross-curricular skills needed to break into the job market.

A true indication of the importance that the University places on innovation and knowledge transfer is the establishment of the Centre for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN). CITICAN is a scientific foundation through which RDI (Research, Development and Innovation) from the academic institution is channelled.


Al finalizar el programa, el alumno obtendrá el título de GRADUADO O GRADUADA EN PSICOLOGÍA, expedido por la Universidad Europea del Atlántico.

Study Programme


  • Specialization in Educational Psychology
  • Specialization in Psychology of Work and Organizations
  • Specialization in Psychology of Communication (Advertising and Marketing)
  • Specialization in Sport Psychology

First Year

Foundations in Psychobiology 6
History of Psychology 6
Psychology of Learning 6
Motivational Psychology 6
Information and Communication Technology - ICTs 6
Psychophysiology 6
Statistics 6
Developmental Psychology: Early Childhood and Adolescence 6
Emotional Psychology 6
Social Psychology 6

Second Year

Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences 6
Research Methods for Psychology I 6
Developmental Psychology: Youth, Adulthood and Late Adulthood 6
Cognitive Processes : Perception, Attention andMemory 6
English I 6
Psychometrics 6
Research Methodology in Psychology II 6
Neuropsychology 6
Cognitive processes : thought and language 6
English II 6

Third Year

Group Psychology 6
Educational Psychology 6
Psychopathology 6
English III 6
Elective (EL) I 6
Corporate Organisation - MPSITRA - ORG (EL) 6
Advertising Creation - MPSICOM - PUBMAR (EL) 6
Educational Sociology: Changes in Society, in
Education and Multiculturalism - MPSIEDU (EL)
Fundamentals of Physical Activity
and Human Motricity - MPSIDEP (EL)
Organizational Psychology 6
Psychological Diagnosis 6
Clinical Psychology 6
English IV 6
Elective II 6
Human Resources - MPSITRA - ORG (EL) 6
Campaign Design and Planning -
Diversity and Inclusive Education - MPSIEDU (EL) 6
Sport Sociology - MPSIDEP (EL) 6

Fourth Year

Internship I 6
Psychological Intervention 6
Conflict Resolution and Mediation 6
Evaluation of Programmes and Interventions in Different Scenarios 6
Elective III 6
Projects (EL) 6
Strategic Management and Managerial Skills - MPSITRA - ORG (EL) 6
Market Research - MPSICOM - PUBMAR (EL) 6
Educational Systems, Institutional Context and School Management - MPSIEDU (EL) 6
Behavioural Analysis of Sport - MPSIDEP (EL) 6
Internship II 6
Counselling 6
Business Economics and Entrepreneurship 6
Final Project 6
Elective IV 6
Corporate and Institutional Communication - MPSITRA - ORG (EL) 6
Strategic and Operational Marketing - MPSICOM - PUBMAR (EL) 6
Educational Guidance and Counselling - MPSIEDU EL) 6
Sport Psychology – MPSIDEP (EL) 6

Admission profile

La titulación está dirigida a personas que tengan claras sus metas profesionales y personales, que aporten madurez y contribuyan al enriquecimiento mutuo con el resto de sus compañeros. Con ello, se pretende proporcionar a los candidatos un contexto en el que desarrollen una provechosa relación a largo plazo con compañeros de clase, profesores, antiguos alumnos y la institución.

Con carácter general, los candidatos a cursar sus estudios en la Universidad deberán reunir las siguientes cualidades:

  • Liderazgo: la Universidad manifiesta su interés por candidatos capacitados para trabajar en equipo, con confianza en sí mismos, con iniciativa, capaces de trabajar bajo presión, con habilidades de comunicación y alto sentido ético.
  • Trayectoria académica y motivación profesional: los candidatos deben haber finalizado sus estudios de acceso al sistema universitario español en un plazo razonable y con unos resultados académicos satisfactorios. Asimismo, se considera positiva cierta experiencia profesional previa, así como cualquier otra formación complementaria que los candidatos hayan realizado y aporten en la candidatura.
  • Idiomas: dado el carácter internacional y globalizador con el que se pretende dotar a la Universidad, el dominio y uso del idioma inglés es un requisito de admisión valorado durante el proceso de admisión.

Igualmente, los alumnos no hispanohablantes que accedan a la universidad deberán acreditar el nivel requerido para cursar sus enseñanzas en español. En todo caso, cualquier otro idioma se valorará como elemento diferenciador durante el proceso de admisión.

Características personales:

  • Espíritu emprendedor.
  • Ciudadanos globales.
  • Capacidad de liderazgo.

Objetivos en su formación:

  • Una institución internacional de prestigio.
  • Flexibilidad en el plan de estudios.
  • Metodologías de aprendizaje innovadoras.
  • Enseñanza personalizada: grupos reducidos, sistemas de tutorías.
  • Enfoque práctico orientado al mercado laboral: talleres, conferencias, prácticas.
  • Programas de intercambio con universidades del mundo.
  • Formación integral.

Además de los datos generales de los estudiantes de esta Universidad, los estudiantes del Grado en Psicología responderán a las siguientes características específicas del título:

Características personales:

Los siguientes criterios son orientativos y cumplirán, en todo caso, los criterios de no discriminación por raza, nacionalidad, ideología, sexo o religión. Se valorará positivamente:

  • El interés e inquietud por la cultura en general, tanto la propia como la de otras regiones.
  • Curiosidad intelectual e interés en reflexionar sobre el valor de la comunicación política intercultural, descubrir el porqué de las reglas acerca de cómo se organizan las sociedades contemporáneas y cómo interaccionan los actores sociales internacionales e innovan en sus modos organizativos y de decisión.
  • La facilidad en la expresión oral y escrita.
  • La experiencia internacional a través de viajes o estancias escolares.
  • El entendimiento de la ética como motor último de las decisiones humanas.

Características académicas:

El perfil académico recomendado es aquel que cumple con los requisitos de acceso expuestos en la presente web. Además, se persigue un perfil interdisciplinar, inclusivo y abierto a una diversidad de perfiles posibles puesto que somos conscientes de la riqueza que aporta.

Este perfil interdisciplinar, inclusivo y abierto referido a los estudiantes de secundaria postobligatoria que accederán al grado, hace referencia a que no se precisa haber cursado una específica rama de Bachillerato para ser admitido en el título de grado. Se considera que la diversidad de perfiles académicos de los estudiantes enriquece el grupo de enseñanza-aprendizaje.