Cognitive Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What are the basic mechanisms of learning, forgetting, and remembering?   
  • What is the role of emotions in cognitive processing?   
  • What are the neural processes underlying object recognition?   
  • What does it mean to possess concepts and to be rational?   
  • How did the cognitive capacities of humans and animals evolve? 

Degree programmes


Cognitive Science, Master 1 subject


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

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it is an English-language, strongly research-focused and comprehensively interdisciplinary degree programme, systematically integrating philosophy, psychology, neuroinformatics and empirical neuroscience.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • systematic philosophy
  • psychology
  • neuroinformatics
  • empirical neuroscience
  • cognitive science

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • good English-language skills, excellent Bachelor’s degree in one of the subjects listed below, extremely high motivation to study


  • exploring new subject matters, intense studies

struggles through:

  • formal modelling and philosophical theories

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • philosophy
  • psychology
  • neuroscience
  • mathematics
  • biology
  • computer science
  • linguistics
  • and similar subjects
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as PhD student in a discipline related to cognitive science
  • as scientists at universities or other research institutes
  • in internationally operating corporations
  • in research administration

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 3rd semester.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Beate Krauß
Building, Room: GA 04/47
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27136
Website academic advisory office


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