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Elite Graduate Programs

Neuro-Cognitive Psychology

LMU Munich (coordinating institution), Technical University of Munich, Universities of Berlin, Jena, Edinburgh (GB) and Research Center Jülich  

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Degree: Master of Science

Duration of study: 4 semesters

Place of Study: Munich

Language of instruction: English

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent

Deadline: March 1st

Since its establishment as a scientific discipline, psychology has been concerned with the explanation and prediction of normal and disordered human behavior and experience. Over the past two decades, basic issues (e.g., how does memory work?) have been approached increasingly not only using the methods and concepts of experimental psychology, but also those of the neuro-sciences. As a consequence of these developments, an innovative, interdisciplinary research and educational field has emerged, which, depending on the point of focus, has been termed "Cognitive Neuroscience" or "Neuro-Cognitive Psychology".

The main goal of the new Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (NCP) program is to provide a select group of students (of approximately 20 per annum), to be recruited from around the world, with a state-of-the-art education in this brain research-oriented discipline of psychology within four semesters. The aim in the first two semesters is to relay basic-science knowledge within an optimally structured curriculum. Subsequently, the second two semesters of study provide students with the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge within individual areas of specialization. At this stage, students also choose an innovative applied subject area, such as “Neuro-cognitive Ergonomics” or “Experimentally-based Diagnostics of neuro-cognitive functions”, in addition to furthering their basic-science studies.

The NCP program is conceived as an interdisciplinary study program, with course offerings from the brain research-oriented sub-disciplines of Psychology (general and experimental, biological, neuro-, and developmental psychology) as well as from Medicine (neuroanatomy and -physiology, neurology, neuropsychiatry), Biology (neurobiology), Philosophy (‘neuro-philosophy’) and Computer Sciences (neuro-computing).

Research Highlights of the Elite Graduate Program

Funded by:
  • Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts;
  • Elite Network of Bavaria:
  • October 1, 2004 - September 30, 2014
  • (Funding period)
  • LMU Munich
  • from October 1, 2015
  • (Program continuation)

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller

    Contact (Coordinator)
    Nadine Gögler

    ?The M.Sc. program 'Neuro-cognitive Psychology' attracts international students that are interested in acquiring research-related knowledge at the intersection of psychology and the neurosciences.?