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Leipzig University

Early Childhood Research

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Pedagogy, Educational Sciences, Psychology
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 31 May
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
students from all countries except for Germany: uni-assist | students from Germany: directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Basic knowledge of research methods and statistics.

There are no mandatory bachelor's degrees. A degree in the fields of psychology, anthropology, educational sciences, and other related courses is recommended.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min 7
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Except for native English speakers.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
In 48 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
students from all countries except for Germany: uni-assist | students from Germany: directly at the University
Application Fee:

For the application via uni-assist: € 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

The selection of applicants for the master’s program in Early Childhood Research is based on the following necessary documents:

  1. Certificate of a first professional qualification in English or German (incl. Transcript of Records) (can be submitted by the start of the course).
  2. Proof of English language skills (see language requirements).
  3. Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general higher education entrance qualification), a relevant subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a certificate regarded as equivalent by law, in English or German, each as a certified copy.
  4. Letter of motivation with a detailed justification for the choice of the master's program, including relevant previous knowledge of the English language.
  5. Proof of subject-specific knowledge of methods and statistics in German or English, e.g. through evidence of credit points or the writing of empirical (final) theses (please enclose).
  6. Tabular curriculum vitae in English.
  7. if applicable, evidence of course-related vocational training, voluntary internships, or similar activities related to the intended course of study in English or German.

Please note that only complete application documents will be considered.


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Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website