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Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (expired)

The Master Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience will no longer be offered in this form. The offer has been extended by the following course: Cognitive Neuroscience

- Master´s programs

Department of Education and Psychology
Mirjam Bartscherer
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838 543 13

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Physics, Biology, Computer Science, passing grades on both sections of the licensing examination for physicians (Ärztliche Prüfung) or equivalent other university degree comprising at least six semesters of study of psychology.

  • Proof of English language skills (CEFR Level C1) for applicants whose native language is other than English and who did not earn their university entrance degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction.

Students do not pay tuition fees, but the university charges semester fees and contributions each semester, which include a ticket for public transportation.

The M.Sc. program provides students with thorough theoretical knowledge and broad methodological competencies in the field of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience. On the one hand, this entails teaching of background knowledge in a variety of domains, such as perception, learning, memory, decision making, empathy, and language, with a particular emphasis on current research and developments. On the other hand, this entails teaching and applied learning of a large array of methodological skills, including planning and programming of neurocognitive experiments, conducting experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and the statistical analysis of experimental data.

1st Semester Admissions
No admissions
Admission for Higher Semesters
No admissions
Program Start
Winter semester
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
4 semesters

Program Modules

Modul Statistical Methods
Modul Neurocognitive Methods and Programming
Modul Cognitive Neuroscience A
Modul Cognitive Neuroscience B
Modul Affective and Social Neuroscience
Modul Developmental and Evolutionary Neuroscience
Modul Clinical Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Modul Neurocognitive Methods Practical
Modul Research Workshop
Modul Research Experience
Modul Master Thesis

The theoretical and methodological skills for analyzing and predicting the neurocognitive foundations of behaviour qualify students for research-related employment in both private and public sector organizations and academia. Students acquire a broad set of transferable skills, such as foundations in applied programming, statistical analysis, and presentation and report writing.

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