|Module label||Master´s Degree Module|
|Credit points||30.0 KP|
attendance in the lab meetings: 28h (2 SWS); thesis work: 872 hours)
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
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)
Liu, Xinyang (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)
|Further responsible persons||
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 psychological 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
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.
Rules and guidelines for Master's theses are explained here:
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
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 hand in a risk assessment form before starting your external Master's thesis. You can find this form in English or German in the list of supporting documents!
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||
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||SoSe und WiSe|
|Workload attendance||28 h (
Attendance as required for your project and 2 hours per week for participating in the lab meetings.)