Psychology (Master of Science)
|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 Semester Course Schedule)|
Requirements for Admission: |
1. a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology or an equivalent degree;
2. the passed suitability test.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programme, including 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.
|Special Features: A sound knowledge of the English language, which is necessary for understanding psychological original literature, is a prerequisite.|
The more research-oriented Master’s degree programme in Psychology enables students to specialise in their fields of interest. Modules cover topics like Clinical Psychological Disorder, Diagonstics & Intervention over Human Factors to Specialisation Economic Psychology. The programme prepares the students for independent and scientifically sound psychological work in different fields of research and application, where the skills, functionality, and state of a person must be in line with requirements that can be a result of findings of the disciplines of engineering and business administration for the individual.
The students will acquire knowledge about psychological research and work techniques from an augmented understanding of the fundamentals, which will be implemented practically and in a model-oriented manner and will be evaluated comparatively to alternative approaches from psychology and other disciplines.
Further information may be found at Studieninformationen des Fachbereichs (programme information of the department).
Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students
While a Bachelor of Science degree programme focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science degree serves to upgrade the qualifications and provides a more comprehensive methodological and technological penetration of the subject. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.
For these reasons, it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Related Degree Programmes
Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university. Further information on doctoral studies at TU Darmstadt:
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt (umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers)
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. Here, they work in the fields of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, occupational and organizational 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 any other form 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:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie DGPS (German Society for Psychology)
Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen e.V. (The Association of German Professional Psychologists)