Psychology: Learning Sciences, M.A.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences has established many strategic alliances with other universities and organisations through joint research projects. The Munich Center of the Learning Sciences maintains a network of more than 30 universities with internationally acknowledged expertise in the field of the Learning Sciences. European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.
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About

The M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences is a research-oriented program that promotes a select group of highly motivated students to engage in state-of-the-art research in the internationally emerging field of the Learning Sciences. The program encompasses knowledge and skills training in interdisciplinary knowledge, research methods, and transferable skills related to the Learning Sciences. Courses are taught in the form of seminars, classes in small groups, and colloquia, rather than lectures. All courses are taught by leading scientists in their fields.

The interdisciplinary M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences is offered by the Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS). It combines fundamental skills and expertise from the fields of psychology and education – and has a clear focus on learning, research and excellence. The program includes the following core themes:

  • Cognition, emotion, learning and development
  • Learning, instruction, training and technology
  • Psychology of excellence
The M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences has established many strategic alliances with other universities and organisations through joint research projects. The Munich Center of the Learning Sciences maintains a network of more than 30 universities with internationally acknowledged expertise in the field of the Learning Sciences. European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Introduction to Psychology of Development, Learning and Excellence
  • Evaluation and Research Methods
  • Assessment and Diagnostic Methods
  • Transferable Skills for the Learning Sciences
  • Educational Perspectives in the Learning Sciences
  • Internship Module
  • Final Module

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The following application documents are required in PDF format:

  • Curriculum vitae with up-to-date information
  • A copy of the bachelor’s certificate (or equivalent).

Applicants who have not yet finished their bachelor’s studies are required to upload a letter from their university, confirming the expected date of graduation.

  • Transcript of records from the bachelor’s program, which includes all completed courses and obtained grades. By the time of application, students must have completed the majority of the courses specified in their program curriculum.

A document which indicates your prior knowledge and experience in the following domains. It does not matter from which degree this prior knowledge comes from.

These domains encompass:

- Learning Sciences: Theoretical background, methods, and empirical findings concerning different aspects of learning and teaching in different educational contexts. These aspects encompass e.g. cognition, emotion, development, instruction, training, excellence, achievement, transfer, counseling, education, didactics, neuro-cognitive and clinical perspectives.

In this field you need to prove at least 20 ECTS (1 ECTS credit equals 30 hours of work - including preparation, in-class time, homework, and examination)

- Scientific Research Methods and Statistics: You should be familiar with elements, key terms and processes of research designs and strategies as well as statistics (descriptive and inferential) and preferably statistical software (e.g. SPSS). Concepts which refer to Descriptive Statistics include Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Frequency Distribution, Z-Scores among others. Key Terms which refer to inferential statistics are Hypotheses-testing, One- and Two-Tailed Tests, Bivariate Correlation and Regression, Method of Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), One-Way Independent ANOVA and Factorial ANOVA, t-test and t-distribution and Chi-Square Tests among others.

Again, you must prove at least 20 ECTS in this field

- Academic Skills: Academic skills refer to the skills necessary to find, process, understand, interpret, evaluate, discuss and present research.

These skills might have been taught in courses explicitly, or might have been obtained in other classes implicitly. Either way, you need to prove at least 10 ECTS in this field

  • Essay (ca. 500 words) in English. It should address which specific skills, qualifications, and interests qualify you as an applicant to study in the Psychology Master’s Program in the Learning Sciences.
  • An elaborate analysis of a specific article from a scientific journal in accordance with an assessment sheet issued by the Department of Psychology. The task of this analysis is to answer questions regarding the article available on the application tool

Tuition Fee

There are no tuition fees

Funding

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