Master of Science

Psychologie, M.Sc.


The more research-oriented Master’s degree programme in Psychology enables students to specialise in their fields of interest. The focus of the course is on work, organisational and business psychology. It is scientifically-methodically and interdisciplinary-technically oriented. 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.

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Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Human Sciences

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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)
Admission 1. a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology or an equivalent degree;
2. the passed entrance requirements verification.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Procedure The psychology courses in Darmstadt have a special technology-oriented interdisciplinary profile. The entrance requirements verification checks whether the course of study completed by the applicant corresponds to the reference course of study. As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features A sound knowledge of the English language, which is necessary for understanding psychological original literature, is a prerequisite.

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.

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: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

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.

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)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.