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Psychology (M.Sc.)


The Georg Elias Müller Institute traditionally represents a natural science-oriented psychology, with a special emphasis on research methods, cognitive psychology and a biological orientation. The Institute offers a consecutive, research-oriented general Master's programme in psychology.

Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Language of the programme:
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Start of studies:
winter semester
Restricted (application to the Faculty)

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Students put together a programme of study from the range of courses on offer, whereby the focus can be on cognitive, neuroscientific and/or basic social psychological research.

The basic research focus is supplemented by one or two application areas. In all areas, students gain a very good insight into empirical work due to the research-oriented teaching, which ultimately aims at a research project developed individually by each student, leading to a Master's thesis.

Related programmes


The Master's programme typically follows a Bachelor's degree in psychology. In the compulsory area, there is extensive teaching of basic methodological knowledge (specialised studies).

Students focus on content by choosing four modules from the basic area and two modules from the application area.

Further information

Regulations and module directory


A proof of measles protection is required for enrollment. The form must be completed by your primary care physician.

If necessary, please use the time between your application and enrollment to get vaccinated or to refresh your vaccination status. The short period of time for acceptance after admission is usually not sufficient for this.

For inquiries, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students Office

Previous studies

  • B.A. degree or quivalent
  • At least 150 ECTS at the time of application
  • Eligibility:
    • proof of achievements in Psychology amounting to at least 90 credits, including:
      • at least 2 credits in history of psychology/theory of science and
      • at least 10 credits in Quantitative Methods/Statistics and
      • at least 5 credits in research-oriented practical training and
      • at least 8 credits in Psychological Diagnostics and
      • at least 10 credits in General Psychology and
      • at least 5 credits in each of the following basic areas: Biological Psychology, Differential Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and
      • at least 6 credits in each of the following application areas: Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Business Psychology.

Language requirements

  • If your native language is not German , you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the German language at the DSH-3 level .
  • Very good English language skills are recommended


Academic Advising and Coordination Office

Dr. Nuria Brinkmann
Georg-Elias-Müller-Institut für Psychologie
Gosslerstraße 14
37073 Göttingen
Phone: +49 551 39 23652
Office of studies