Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Neuroscience, Master 1 subject

  • 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?


Master of Science
Winter semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
German, English
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application 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 covered 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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