Master “Mind and Brain” (M.Sc. / M.A.)
In October 2013, the research-based master’s program “Mind and Brain” became part of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. The program is part of the successful funding bid of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain within the national Excellence Initiative.
This English-language master’s incorporates the innovative research conducted by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain into an interdisciplinary master’s program. The master’s program “Mind and Brain” acquaints students with the most up-to-date approaches to and results of neuroscience research as well as their bearing upon the fields of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience and cognitive science.
Since the main fields of research conducted by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain – such as Decision Making, Perception, Attention and Consciousness, Language, Brain Plasticity and Lifespan Ontogeny, Brain Disorders and Mental Dysfunction and Social Cognition / Human Sociality and the Brain can only be worked on in conjunction with different disciplines, the teaching program systematically demonstrates how interdisciplinary knowledge can be usefully employed in tackling questions related to specific fields of study.
The master’s program is aimed at students holding bachelor degrees from the fields of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience (Admission).
The master’s program “Mind and Brain” offers students three different areas of specialization: (1) neuroscience, biology or psychology, (2) philosophy or linguistics or (3) academic management.
Depending on the chosen area of specialization, the degree awarded at the end of the course may be a Master of Arts, M.A. (Track Mind) or a Master of Science, M.Sc. (Track Brain).