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”.