Psychology in IT (B.Sc.)


Psychology in IT (Bachelor of Science)

(Psychologie in IT, B.Sc.)


General Information

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 Studies: No
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.


Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge
Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge

The Bachelor of Science programme Psychology in IT at the TU Darmstadt constitutes a crossing of contents from psychology on the one hand and computer science on the other.

Programme contents are the fundamentals of computer science, mathematics, biology, and psychology, followed by algorithmically oriented informatics and scientific-experimentally oriented psychology. The programme includes two internships at the university.

Psychology addresses the exploration, description, and prediction of the human experience and actions. In computer science, information is systematically processed using technical i.e. artificial systems. A considerable part of the studies correspondingly consists of analysing similarities and differences between natural (human) and artificial (machine) processing of information. Associated with this is the objective to improve the coordination of the two disciplines. There is often a great demand for knowledge in the field of psychology for computer science and vice versa. Examples to be mentioned in this context are robotics and IT security where individual security needs of people are to be reconciled with modern information technologies; or the field of artificial intelligence – e.g. machine learning or automatic speech processing – which is dependent on the findings of cognitive psychology.

The Bachelor of Science Psychology in IT is divided into the following areas:

  • Research Methods;
  • Computer Scientifical Foundations;
  • Psychological Foundations;
  • Elective Subject Area Computer Science: Computer Scientifical Technologies;
  • Elective Subject Area Psychological Technologies;
  • Practice.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Institute for Psychology


Start smart

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Online-Mathematics pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

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