Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What is psychology?
  • How do our thinking, experiencing and behaviour work?
  • How do we learn things?
  • What is it that keeps a group together?
  • How does our brain work?

Degree programmes


Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Master 1 subject

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
  • Cognitive neuroscience

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
practical skills, an understanding of general and biological psychology, basic knowledge in neuroscience
... enjoy:

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: 6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Andreas Utsch
Building, Room: GAFO 04/261
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27895
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Psychologie
Building, Room: GAFO 04/252
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24604
Website Fachschaft


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

Detailed information for international applicants

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