Psychology (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German, some lectures/modules may be held in English. Students should be able to read professional literature in English.|
|Internship: internships within the study programme (see semester course schedule)|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)|
|Part-time Degree: No|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.|
I. When applying for a 1st semester , proceed as follows:
1. Register with Hochschulstart;
2. then apply online at TU Darmstadt.
II. When applying for a 2nd to 6th semester, apply online at TU Darmstadt only.
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
The Bachelor of Science programme Psychology at TU Darmstadt has a special emphasis on the the following sub-disciplines:
- General Psychology
- Biological Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Differential and Personal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Psychological Diagnostics
In the Optional Subject Area students may choose modules from the following areas (among others): Pedagogical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Modeling.
Another aspect of the programme is the acquisition of skills the fields of research methodology and statistics.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
Psychology is an empirical science. It addresses the exploration, description, and prediction of the human experience and actions. This always involves cause-and-affect relationships that are examined using scientific-experimental methods.
Techniques that can show correlations between psychological processes and neurological as well as cellular biological procedures are an important component of psychological research today. Accordingly, the superordinate objective of the Psychology (B.Sc.) programme is that the students obtain skills for the analysis of mental and biological procedures. Furthermore, they will become familiar with the most important intervention methods that can be used to purposefully modify experience and behaviour processes.
Due the openness to social developments expected from psychologists in their everyday professional life, students are encouraged to attend courses offered by other departments – especially business, information sciences, and engineering.
Therefore, those who would like to study Psychology should initially have a fundamental interest in human experience and behavior. Additional requirements are skills for independent learning as well as sound knowledge acquired at school in the fields of mathematics and science. Furthermore, a fundamental interest in education and social-scientific contexts is necessary.
Psychologists often interact with colleagues from other scientific disciplines in their everyday professional life. The willingness and ability to work in a team is imperative here. In this context, the students’ ability to communicate and to convey complex concepts and strategies comprehensibly plays an important role.
Related Degree Programmes
|Psychology in IT (B.Sc.) (Psychologie in IT, B.Sc.)|
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Psychology (M.Sc.) (Psychologie, M.Sc.)|
|Psychology in IT (M.Sc.) (Psychologie in IT, M.Sc.)|
There are numerous career opportunities for graduates of the Psychology programme. They can find employment in the health industry, in business, in administration, and in research and teaching. There, they work in the fields of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, occupational and organisational psychology, forensic psychology, legal psychology, market research and opinion polling, or fundamental and application research. Other psychologists choose the path of self-employment by founding their own practice or offering their services and products in other forms on the free market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Deutesche Gesellschaft für Psychologie DGPS (German Society for Psychology)
Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen e.V. (The Association of German Professional Psychologists)