Neuroscience Major (MSc)
Structure of the Program
In total, the program takes two years to complete; four semesters in total (although with careful planning it can be done in three semesters). In the first semester there are some general courses covering the basics of molecular biosciences and some specialisation modules. In the second semester there are two courses focusing much more in depth on Neuroscience. During both these semesters, you should also do different labrotations in the different labs within the IZN.
a schematic overview of the program
There are several optional short courses you can take covering an introduction to neuronal networks and neuroanatomy, but also a course Programming in Python for Neuroscientists. The third semester is the most suited to do a Labrotation abroad. There is some funding available to cover part of these travel expenses. You can also apply for funding to visit Neuroscience meetings (both inside and outside Germany). Then, in the fourth semester, you will write your master’s thesis with one of the Neuroscience research groups associated to the program.
For more in depth information about the different courses, please consult the ‘Info for current students’ pages in the menu on the left.