M.Sc. On Campus

Early Childhood Research

Leipzig University

24 months
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The Early Childhood Research programme at the University of Leipzig imparts research-relevant soft skills such as project management, time planning, university didactics and science communication.


The highly research-oriented two-year programme at the Leipzig University, offered entirely in English, offers a unique curriculum covering topics such as cognitive and social development, psychopathological development, cultural variability of early childhood development, species comparison and phylogeny and ontogeny of psychological mechanisms, psychopathological developmental processes, cultural variability, and cognitive neuroscience.

The programme

The Early Childhood Research MSc programme aims to enable highly qualified students to enter research, consulting, coordination or continuing education in the interdisciplinary field of early childhood development.

The course is divided into theory, application, method and skills modules as well as the master’s thesis (including defence).

The MSc programme in Early Childhood Research has a consistently interdisciplinary orientation, with the curriculum taught by lecturers from educational science, psychology, philosophy, medicine and by researchers from the Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology and for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Colloquium
  • Early childhood development 
  • Exploring early childhood
  • Teaching and care in the university context
  • Fields of activity for Early childhood development research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first academic degree;
  • Knowledge of English at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • The faculty will check whether the above requirements have been met and then issue an official notification. This serves as proof that the candidate meets the relevant admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

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Living costs for Leipzig

720 - 1047 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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