Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How does the brain control our experience and behaviour?
  • How does our brain work?
  • What different techniques can be used to study it?
  • What happens after brain damage?
  • How does perception work?
  • How and where are memories stored and retrieved?
  • How can new knowledge be acquired?
  • How are our body and brain affected by stress?

Degree programmes


Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

cognitive neuroscience is the future.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields

  • Basic questions of neuroscientific research
  • Current methods of cognitive neuroscience
  • Implications for neuropsychological and clinical disorders
  • Cross-cutting psychological content

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • practical skills
  • an understanding of general and biological psychology
  • basic knowledge in neuroscience


  • researching
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Psychology, B.Sc.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in clinics
  • in clinical research
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • in neuropsychological diagnostics
  • as clinical neuropsychologists (additional qualifications required)

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 7,5 weeks

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Andreas Utsch
Building, Room: IB 4/127
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27895
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Psychologie
Building, Room: IB 01/101
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24604
Website Fachschaft


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