Psychology in IT (M.Sc.)


Psychology in IT (Master of Science)

(Psychologie in IT, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German, some lectures/modules may be held in English. Students should be able to read professional literature in English.
Internship: internship within the study programme (see degree course scheme); internship regulations
Requirements for Admission:
1. a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in IT of the TU Darmstadt or an equivalent degree;
2. the passed entrance exam.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programme as well as the information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (suitability test) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: July 15.
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application: online
Special Features: The instructional literature is in English. Therefore, English skills are required.

Brief Description

 Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science programme Psychology in IT – like the preceding and corresponding Bachelor’s programme – represents a link between contents of psychology and IT. The objective is always to detect interfaces between the two sciences and make connections.

Psychology addresses the exploration, description and prediction of the human experience and actions. In Informatics, information is systematically processed using technical, i.e. artificial systems. A considerable part of the studies correspondingly consists of working out 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 often is great demand for knowledge from the field of psychology in informatics 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.

Graduates of the programme are able to describe, differentiate and evaluate terminologies, approaches, methods and findings of informatics and psychology and to apply the findings of informatics and psychology to the development of new solutions of specific research and development issues at the interface of psychology and computer science.

Further information may be found at:Studieninformationen des Fachbereichs(program information of the department).


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