Studying Cognitive Science

Studying Cognitive Science @ TU Darmstadt

Starting in October 2019, TU Darmstadt will offer both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Cognitive Science. The curricula of the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs have been developed by an interdisciplinary team including members of the Centre for Cognitive Science, and the coursework has been coordinated with the German Society for Cognitive Science.

The central tenet of Cognitive Science is that the human mind is essentially an information processing system. In order to understand human thinking, cognitive scientists try to understand the various ways that minds process information to produce intelligent behavior. In order to build models of human cognition they carefully describe human behavior using methods from experimental psychology but they also use tools from computer science to formally describe the underlying information processing. As cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence share the common goal to understand the information processing that underlies intelligence, these two disciplines form the core of the Cognitive Science curriculum at TU Darmstadt. They are supplemented by introductory courses to neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy.

The Cognitive Science programme is organized by the Department of Human Sciences in close cooperation with several other departments, e.g. Computer Science, to cover the full interdisciplinary spectrum of Cognitive Science.

You are interested in applying for Cognitive Science?

Please follow the subsequent links to the official and up-to-date information. For personal advice, please contact the Central Student Counselling Service (ZSB).

Personal advice:

  • ZSB – Central Student Counselling Service / Zentrale Studienberatung und -orientierung

Official information on the programme, admission requirements, further contacts:

The exemplary semester course schedules for both the B.Sc. and the M.Sc.:

Additional information for international degree-seeking students

Additional Q&As for TU Darmstadt students