The M.Sc. in Early Childhood Research at Leipzig University (Germany) is a two-year Master’s program fully conducted in English. The program aims to enable highly qualified students to build up a career as a researcher as well as a scientific coordinator, consultant or advisor in the interdisciplinary field of early child development.
The program involves various disciplines including developmental and clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy and covers a wide range of topics including: cognitive and social development, psychopathological development, cultural variability of child development, comparative development across species, and developmental cognitive neuroscience. Students will also be trained in basic and complex statistics, the use of the statistics software package R and relevant soft skills such as project management, science communication as well as teaching and supervision.
With a strong focus on the research aspects of early child development, the program offers the opportunity to conduct early childhood studies in a number of research labs throughout Leipzig such as the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
The application period for international applicants runs from April 1 to May 31, 2017. There are no tuition fees!
Further information: https://www.lfe.uni-leipzig.de/en/study/m-sc-early-childhood-research-2/