The Department of Psychology was established more than 50 years ago (for a more detailed description, see History of the Department. It is located on the 1st floor of the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, on the Aškerčeva Street 2.
In the first two years of the four-year-undergraduate studies, the emphasis is placed on the bases of theoretical psychology and in the last two, students learn more about applied psychology; they can select courses by their choice and have to do the obligatory practical work. The studies are completed with the diploma work. In the last few decades, the enrolment is limited to approximately 50 students per year. The enrolment on the part-time studies of psychology is possible every three years. Besides full and part-time undergraduate studies, students can also enrol on the 2-year postgraduate studies and obtain the title MA in Psychology (and the selected programme e.g. organisational psychology, for graduate students from other departments). Students with successfully completed four-year studies on the doctoral level acquire the title Doctor of Psychological Science.
There are seven chairs of psychology at the department (for more details, see Psychology) –general psychology, psychological methodology, developmental psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology and psychology of work. At the moment, there are 35 teachers and 4 other members of personnel at the Department of Psychology. The information infrastructure of the department presents library (with a librarian) and information-documentation service INDOK (with a librarian documentation assistant). The other members of the department are secretary and laboratory assistant. For more detailed information see Chair and services.
Our department cooperates with other higher education institutions from Slovenia and abroad (to mention the most important ones: Departments of Psychology in Zagreb, Sarajevo and CSUI in Lugano, Switzerland) and many other public institutions (nursery schools, schools and health-care institutions), non-profit organisations (voluntary work) and companies (from fields of marketing, staff development, etc.). This cooperation helps the department to do its basic educational, professional and scientific work as best as possible.