Master Program

The Master program is re-structured. However, the content remains roughly the same including some new translational research aspects. The complete two-year program accounts for 120 ECTS credit points. The next run will start in October every year (i.e. application deadline is 15 January every year).

Modules

  • M1.1 Nervous System: Structure, Function, and Development
  • M1.2 Neurophysiology
  • M1.3 Data and Statistics
  • M1.4 Critical Thinking
  • M1.5 Lab Rotation 1 + Methods Lectures
  • M2.1 Neuropathophysiology
  • M2.2 Neurotransmitter systems
  • M2.3 Neuronal Systems
  • M2.4 Clinical Neuroscience
  • M2.5 Lab Rotation 2 + Methods Lectures
  • M3.1 Advanced Problems and Topics
  • M3.2 Individual Focus
  • M3.3 Scientific Communication
  • M3.4 Experimental Design
  • M3.5 Lab Rotation 3 + Methods Lectures
  • M4 Master’s Thesis

Overview of Modules

Module Title Components Examinations ECTS
M1.1 Nervous System: Structure, Function, and Development Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M1.2 Neurophysiology Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M1.3 Data and Statistics Lectures/Seminars, Practical Course Written Exam 5
M1.4 Critical Thinking Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M1.5 Lab Rotation 1 + Methods Lectures Lab Rotation, Lectures Lab Report, Online Exam 10
M2.1 Neuropathophysiology Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M2.2 Neurotransmitter Systems Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M2.3 Neuronal Systems Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M2.4 Clinical Neuroscience Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study Written Exam 5
M2.5 Lab Rotation 2 + Methods Lectures Lab Rotation, Lectures Lab Report, Online Exam 10
M3.1 Advanced Problems and Topics in Neuroscience Tackling a complex topic/issue Meetings with Supervisor, Review of content of Module M1.1, M1.2, M2.1, M2.2, M2.3 Online Exam 5
M3.2 Individual Focus Lectures/Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Self Study --- 5
M3.3 Scientific Communication Lectures/Seminars, Journal Club, Self Study --- 5
M3.4 Experimental Design Meetings with Supervisor, Self Study Take Home Assignment (Project Proposal for MSc Thesis) 5
M3.5 Lab Rotation 3 + Methods Lectures Lab Rotation, Lectures Lab Report, Online Exam 10
M4 Master’s Thesis Experiments, Thesis writing Thesis, Defense 30

Course of Studies

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Esther Walton (Germany), former Master student

"I have found the course to be very intense, but with an amazing student-to-lecturer ratio and a very motivated team. You also have the opportunity to meet scientists at the forefront of groundbreaking research and be part of it."

Brochure Medical Neurosciences