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Program of studies

Cognitive Science (Master of Science)


The Master's programme focuses on conveying in-depth, research-orientated knowledge in the field of cognitive science. Social science and psychology are combined with IT and biology/neuroscience to create a broader field of science from which qualifications for cognitive science are acquired.


The first semester is made up of one introductory course module selected in a subject that was not part of the bachelor's degree and another module on methodolgy. After completing these two modules, the student selects three of five main thematic modules:

1. Perception,

2. Cognition and Knowledge,

3. Language and Linguistics,

4. Cognitive Neurosience and

5. Computation.

In addition to the lectures, the thematic modules include a 'lab rotation' and methodology programme.

Study advice

Sven Panis, Ph.D., M.A.

building 57, room 564.1

phone: 0631-205-3939



6 weeks

Foreign language knowledge

An appropriate level of English must be proven:

TOEFL: 213 computer based, 80 internet based

IELTS: 6,0

Cambridge Certificates: First certificate in Engl. (FCE), Certificate in Advanced Engl. (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in Engl. (CPE)

TELC: English B2 DAAD language certifcate B2

Foreign studies

If you are interessed in participating in a forgeign exchange programm or a foreign internship, please contact the director of the Department of Social Sciences or the Department of International Affairs.