Psychology

Bachelor of Science

Psychologie, B.Sc.

Description

The Bachelor of Science programme Psychology at Technical University of 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.

The current Bachelor's programme in psychology does not fulfil the legal requirements for future training as a psychotherapist. Students who take up the Bachelor's programme in Psychology in the winter semester 2020/21 and possibly complete it here will therefore not have access to the new psychotherapy Master's programme. This excludes training as a psychotherapist.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for Psychology

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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.
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship internships within the study programme (see semester course schedule)
Part-time Degree No
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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.)

Entry into the profession directly after the B.Sc. Psychology degree is the exception. The standard degree for this is the Master's degree. This is mainly due to the lack of career opportunities for B.Sc. Psychology graduates in the clinical sector. Possible career fields exist in human resources (assessment centres), marketing and market research and Management consultancy (organisational development, conception of training and continuing education courses).

Graduates of the M.Sc. Psychology programme at the TU Darmstadt can work in different professional fields, e.g. in interdisciplinary teams with engineers, managers, health personnel and teachers, or as experts in the fields of Human Factors and Human Resources in organisational contexts. With the M.Sc. Psychology of TU Darmstadt, entering the training as a psychotherapist is no longer possible.