The master's degree in psychology includes the areas of quantitative research methods, diagnostics, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology and ergonomics, neuroscientific psychology, and neuroanatomy as a minor.
The main learning objectives include the critical examination of the literature and topics of the subject, the acquisition of various subject-specific methodological skills and the acquisition of career path-specific qualifications and skills in the implementation of research projects and the communication of scientific results.


The core of the "Master of Science" course in Psychology is made up of challenging events on research methods and psychological diagnostics as well as research-oriented events on the three main areas of the "Bachelor of Science" course:
- Cognitive Psychology and Industrial Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Neuroscientific Psychology.
Two of these three focal points are deepened.
The students of the "Master of Science" course are integrated into ongoing research projects so that valuable skills and knowledge can be acquired through their own direct research experience. A job-related internship and a mentoring program are further components of the "Master of Science" course. The students complete their own research work at the end of the “Master of Science” course.


The prerequisite for access to the "Master of Science" course in Psychology at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf is prior completion of a relevant subject with a standard period of at least 6 semesters that is equivalent to a "Bachelor of Science" or a comparable one professional qualification has been successfully completed.


The degree is professional qualification for higher-level activities in psychology. Due to the breadth of the content of the course, the graduates are qualified for the most important fields of work for psychologists (healthcare, industrial and commercial enterprises,

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