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mam - Master´s Degree Module (Complete module description)
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Module label Master´s Degree Module
Module code mam
Credit points 30.0 KP
Workload 900 h
attendance in the lab meetings: 28h (2 SWS); thesis work: 872 hours
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Abschlussmodul
Responsible persons
Al-Zubaidi, Arkan (Authorized examiners)
Bleichner, Martin Georg (Authorized examiners)
Debener, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
Gießing, Carsten (Authorized examiners)
Hellmann, Andreas (Authorized examiners)
Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Authorized examiners)
Hildebrandt, Andrea (Authorized examiners)
Hildebrandt, Helmut (Authorized examiners)
Kasten, Florian (Authorized examiners)
Kranczioch-Debener, Cornelia (Authorized examiners)
Mirkovic, Bojana (Authorized examiners)
Özyurt, Jale Nur (Authorized examiners)
Rieger, Jochem (Authorized examiners)
Stecher, Heiko (Authorized examiners)
Strüber, Daniel (Authorized examiners)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Authorized examiners)
Unni, Anirudh (Authorized examiners)
Puschmann, Sebastian (Authorized examiners)
Meyer-Abich de Sousa Guerreiro, Maria (Authorized examiners)
Blum, Sarah (Authorized examiners)
Vogeti, Sreekari (Authorized examiners)
Jäger, Manuela (Authorized examiners)
Further responsible persons
thesis supervisors;
Upon approval by the examination committee other staff members (e.g. PhD students in the laboratories of the Department of Psychology) can act as examiners for mam.
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Completion of at least 60 credit points in other modules including module psy240 (psy241) (Computation in Neuroscience).
Assignment of a topic by thesis supervisor and official application with the examination office.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will demonstrate that they are able to perform a neuropsychological experiment according to
scientific standards. In addition, they will demonstrate that they are acquainted with the
necessary methods and can present their results orally and in written form.

++ experimental methods
+ statistics & scientific programming
+ data presentation & discussion
++ independent research
+ scientific literature
++ scientific English / writing
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ scientific communication skills
+ knowledge transfer
++ project & time management
Module contents
Part 1: Master's thesis
The students work on a given topic in cognitive neuroscience using literature research and the
appropriate experimental methods.

Part 2: Master's colloquium
The preparation of the thesis is accompanied by regular participation in the lab meetings of the
groups in which the thesis is performed. Students present their study design at the beginning of
their thesis preparation and their results towards the end. In addition, they listen to the
presentations of the other lab members and students in the group.
Reader's advisory
Rules and guidelines for Master's theses are explained here:
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency irregular
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
If you want to do a Master's thesis outside the Department of Psychology, please follow the rules stated on the program website. Please note that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you have to ask the external institution for their hygiene concept and keep this concept for your own documentation.
We encourage students to use the LaTeX template provided on the course website.
Modullevel / module level Abschlussmodul (Abschlussmodul / Conclude)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method individual thesis preparation with supervision
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge contact your supervisor for details
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
individual appointments
The written thesis will be evaluated by the supervisor and an additional reviewer (90%).
The oral presentation and defence of the thesis results will be evaluated (10%).
Course type Seminar and project
Frequency SuSe and WiSe
Workload attendance 28 h (
Attendance as required for your project and 2 hours per week for participating in the lab meetings.