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.

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.

Please note the information provided by the Institute of Psychology on the reform of the Psychotherapeutengesetz (Psychotherapists Act) as of 01.09.2020: Students who start a new course of study in the winter semester 2020/21 will only be able to obtain a licence to practise via Bachelor's and Master's degree courses that meet the requirements of the Psychotherapeutengesetz of 2020. The current Bachelor's degree programme in Psychology does not meet the legal requirements for the future training of psychotherapists. Students who take up the Bachelor's programme in Psychology in the winter semester 2020/21 and possibly graduate here will therefore not have access to the new Psychotherapy Master's programme. This rules out training as a psychotherapist. In the future, the TU Darmstadt will not offer a licensing degree programme in “Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy”.

Module Handbook

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

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.
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Internship internship within the study programme (see Semester Course Schedule)
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
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 Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of 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.