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)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). There are no mandatory bachelor's degrees. A degree in psychology, anthropology, educational science, and other related courses is advisable.

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 02 (German)April 01 (EU)April 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 11 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
Application Fee:
€ 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 knowledge of English at least at level C1 of the European Framework of Reference in English or German (see language requirements).
  3. Certificate of higher education entrance qualification (general higher education entrance qualification), a relevant subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a certificate regarded as equivalent by legal regulation, in English or German, each in a certified copy.
  4. Letter of motivation with a detailed justification for the choice of the master including relevant prior knowledge in English.
  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. CV in tabular form in English.
  7. If applicable, existing evidence in English or German of activities relevant to the course of study, voluntary internships or similar activities relating to the intended course of study.

Please note that only complete application documents will be considered.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website