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psy141 - Minor (Complete module description)
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Module label Minor
Module abbreviation psy141
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Rieger, Jochem (Module counselling)
  • Bleichner, Kerstin (Module counselling)
  • Rieger, Jochem (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Gießing, Carsten (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Puschmann, Sebastian (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Spiegler, Andreas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Maier, Esther Christine (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will gain an overview of non-psychological topics related to cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. They will see how psychological theories apply in other fields. Students can strengthen their own professional profile. Students may also broaden their psychological knowledge or language skills.

Module contents
To complement the core of the study programme in a meaningful way, students can take Master modules and courses from the fields

• Biology
• Neurosciences
• Computer Science
• Physics
• Mathematics
• Pedagogy
• Philosophy
• related fields
• Psychology (additional elective module (NOT psy170, psy220, psy270, psy280, psy290) or from another study programme)

Students whose first language is not German, may take German classes.

Upon approval, German-speaking students can attend a career-relevant language course (i.e. necessary for internship, practical project or Master's thesis).

Students can take the academic writing course ‘English for University Studies: 5. Writing and Reading pb337’ from the language center. Other English classes cannot be taken as Minor.

A list of already approved courses/modules can be found on our website.

You can take other courses/modules if they fulfil the following requirements:
  • Master level (other than language courses)
  • may be ungraded, but need proof of competence (e.g. a pass/fail exam)

Note that Minor courses/modules must not repeat contents of mandatory modules or taken elective modules of the programme.

We recommend taking modules/courses that strengthen your own professional profile.
Recommended reading
List of approved courses/modules and approval form:
-> Supporting documents
Languages of instruction English, German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency irregular
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text

If you want to take a module/course which is not listed in the list of approved courses/modules, please check thoroughly whether the course/module fulfils the requirements listed under ‘module contents’ before you start the course/module. The requirements for the minor module are also described in the subject specific amendments to the general examination regulations (fachspez. Anlage).

In cases of doubt, the programme coordinator can advise you.

Recognition procedure:

  • Certificates of completion of approved courses/modules (see list of approved courses) have to be sent directly to the examinations office. 
  • Certificates of completion for courses/modules without former approval have to be sent to the head of the examinations committee together with the approval form and a course/module description.

If you want to take an additional elective module for your Minor (taking only a part of an elective module is not possible), you need to inform the contact person for the respective module in writing BEFORE the start of the module. If your request is NOT rejected in written form within 4 weeks, the module counts as approved for the Minor and the course credits will be automatically entered for your Minor. You will receive a pass/fail for this module. You CANNOT use it afterwards as a normal elective module. You can also NOT rededicate an elective that you have already started as your Minor.

Bachelor level courses are NOT acceptable. Note that Bachelor level courses can be listed in some Master programmes (e.g. Master of Education). This does not qualify a Bachelor level course for the Minor module.

It is your responsibility to ask the teacher whether you can take part in a course/module.

Please be aware that you can only use 6 credits for the module psy141 Minor. If you take more Minor courses/modules, these credits cannot be used for your degree. You can still ask the teacher to sign an attendance certificate (download or module examination form ( which is sufficient for later applications to prove that you took the additional course/module.
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Teaching/Learning method Lectures and seminars (depends on the chosen modules)
Previous knowledge
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
If grades are earned in the minor, those are counted as pass/fail. Certificates for grades can be separately requested from the examination office.
Type of course VA-Auswahl
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h