Department of Psychology at the University of Oldenburg


The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany‘s young universities. Its goal is to find answers to the major challenges society faces in the 21st century – through interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and first-rate teaching. The University of Oldenburg is composed of six faculties subdivided into 26 institutes that offer 71 full-time and part-time study programmes for degrees at various levels to more than 14,000 students. Study programmes include the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences, medicine and information technologies. Two of these are unique European study programmes offered jointly with the University of Groningen through the Hanse Law School and the new European Medical School. The latter was established in 2011 and has led to the creation of a sixth faculty, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, of which the Department of Psychology is a part.

The development of the excellent research performance of Oldenburg has started to attract the Max-Planck, Helmholtz, Leibniz and Fraunhofer Associations which have established research groups and junior researcher groups in Oldenburg particularly in the last few years.

The University of Oldenburg is a centre of research with national and international appeal. All academic fields have developed concise criteria for excellence, organised according to quality, effectiveness, efficiency and originality and in compliance with international standards. The university creates space for scientific networking within the university and beyond. Interdisciplinary and social responsibility are identity forming hallmarks of research in Oldenburg. Scientific networking also leads to an efficient transfer of research results into teaching.

The department of Psychology in Oldenburg is probably among the best-equipped in the country. It offers access to state of the art neuroimaging facilities such as an MEG system and a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. It also has access to three fNIRs setups, six high density EEG labs and several neuromodulation devices (TMS, TACS, TDCS). Scientists in Oldenburg also work with mobile EEG and mobile eye-tracking systems.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Research Master: Neurocognitive Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Germany Oldenburg + 1 more

The MSc Neurocognitive Psychology degree is a research based international graduate programme, which offers systematic coverage of the major fields in psychology as well as in-depth training in cognitive neuroscience. [+]

The MSc Neurocognitive Psychology degree is a research based international graduate programme, which offers systematic coverage of the major fields in psychology as well as in-depth training in cognitive neuroscience. The programme takes 2 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 applied and/or research modules. The department's research spans cutting-edge topics such as multisensory integration, brain oscillations and behaviour, cortical plasticity, computational neuroscience and pharmaco-neuroimaging, 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, magnetoencephalography, high-density electroencephalography, eye tracking, transcranial magnetic and electrical stimulation and psychophysics. Practical experience is provided in several of our applied modules and in the internship in collaboration with local hospitals and rehab centres. This programme has been accredited by AQAS and has been running since October 2010. Orientation and Goals This Master's programme is carried out in English, and is primarily research oriented, though it also includes a variety of applied components and practical parts. Graduates should be able to: analyse, document, and form hypotheses based on complex bodies of data; administer psycho-diagnostic tests and present the data collected; independently and competently use special techniques and methods to solve problems in a variety of different research areas; place their action in a larger context and follow ethical guidelines; work in a team, apply project and time management strategies, and apply interdisciplinary thinking. Module Catalog The... [-]


Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Address Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg – Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118, 26129 Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Phone +49 441 798 2947