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Module SO-00-2614-M-7

Maters thesis (M, 30.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
SO-00-2614-M-7 Maters thesis 30.0 CP (900 h)


CP, Effort 30.0 CP = 900 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [SO-CSP] Cognitive Science and Psychology
Reference course of study [SO-88.A95-SG] M.Sc. Cognitive Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: Master's thesis
  • Examination Frequency: each semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


The master thesis serves as a final exam. The Master ́s thesis reports original empirical research in the field of cognitive science conducted by the candidate as outlined in the “Learning Objectives” for the Master’s Thesis Module. The thesis is prepared under the supervision of two instructors, preferably from different fields of research.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

On successfully completing the module students will be able to,
  • argue and discuss his/her results and conclusions.
  • demonstrate interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and competencies in the cognitive sciences.
  • develop a research agenda.
  • prove his/her ability to conduct and complete a research project, including planning and preparation, technical implementation, analysis, and communication of the research and its results.
  • reflect on methodological and theoretical aspects of his/her research.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [SO-00-2614-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[SO-88.A95-SG] M.Sc. Cognitive Science [Thesis] Master Thesis [P] Compulsory