The master’s program in Cognitive Neuroscience imparts in-depth theoretical knowledge and methodological skills in the field of cognitive neuroscience. On the one hand, students acquire the necessary background knowledge in a variety of work areas such as perception, learning, memory, decision-making, awareness and language, with special consideration of new neuroscientific research and developments. On the other hand, they learn a wide range of methodological skills, such as planning and programming neurocognitive experiments, performing neuroscientific experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as well as the statistical analysis of experimental data .



The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

module  Perception and Action
module  Information Processing and Consciousness
module  Affective and Social Neuroscience
module  Neurocognitive Methods and Data Analysis
module  Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling
module  Introduction to programming
module  Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
module  Neurocognitive Methods Practical
module  Research workshop
module  Research Experiences



To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, neurosciences, cognitive science, data science, mathematics, physics, biology, computer science or the passing of both sections of the medical examination or an equivalent professional German or equivalent foreign degree of at least six semesters university degree.
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (level C1 GER) for applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who did not acquire their university degree at an educational establishment where English is the language of instruction.



The acquisition of a broad theoretical and methodological competence for the analysis and prediction of the neurocognitive foundations of experience and behavior qualifies for scientific activities in the field of basic and applied research with neurocognitive methods and for an academic career in the field of general and neurocognitive psychology, the Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

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