Neurocognitive Psychology

Oldenburg, Germany

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 2 years

Degrees available: MSc

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Domains: Cognition and Neural Network, Motivation, Emotion and Behaviour, Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, Sensory Systems

Subdomains: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Attention and Perception, Auditory system, Brain Trauma, Brain-machine interface, Cognitive development and aging, Cognitive function, Data analysis and software tools, EEG, Electrical stimulation, fMRI and PET, Human studies, Imaging methods, Learning and memory, Massive data acquisition and data analysis, Oscillations, Sensorimotor control, Sex differences, TMS and tDCS

School Programme Description

The Research Master Neurocognitive Psychology is a research-oriented international graduate programme, which offers systematic coverage of the major fields in psychology as well as in-depth training in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology.

The programme does not focus on clinical psychology.

The programme takes two years to complete and is offered through the Department of Psychology. As a graduate student, you will be able to choose from a variety of research and/or applied modules. The department’s research spans cutting-edge topics such as multisensory integration, brain oscillations and behaviour, cortical plasticity, ambulatory assessment, and pharmaco-neuroimaging, just to name a few. Different state-of-the-art neuroscience tools and psychology labs are available to gain hands-on experience in magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), high-density (mobile) electroencephalography (EEG), eye tracking, transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation (TBS), and psychophysics. Practical experience is gained through our applied modules and during the internship which may be performed in hospitals/rehab centres, laboratories or companies.

The programme prepares students for a career in research or for an employment in applied settings (such as hospitals or industry). Several of the research-based modules prepare students in depth for entering a PhD programme in the area of cognitive neuroscience. The applied modules additionally guarantee a basic training in the area of clinical neuropsychology and human computer interaction.


Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118, Oldenburg, Germany