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Welcome to the Webpage of Neuroscience

The development of neuroscience is characterized by rapid technological and content-related growth in all of its many subfields. Facilitated by research and development in the “Decade of the Brain” in America as well as Germany, this trend of rapid excited development is certain to persist.

The classical training courses in medicine and biology no longer do this rapid development justice. Successful neuroscience depends on knowledge and the ability to apply new technological and theoretical accomplishments. No single laboratory or institute in the area of neuroscience can independently cover all of the technical and theoretical developments. Moreover, the connection to clinical settings is often missing.

Requirements for a Study Program in Neurosciences

Beside a considerable interest in neuroscientific inquisition and clinical applications, one requires basic skills in physics, biology, and chemistry−or at least the preparedness to acquire these skills. Furthermore, students should have a desire to use animal models to ask and answer scientific questions and/or to work in a clinical setting.

Bachelor (B.Sc.)/Master (M.Sc.)

Both of the study programs that we offer are organized into course modules consisting of lectures, recitations/small groups, and practical work, all of which are bound thematically and together compose our curriculum. This modular organization allows students greater mobility and flexibility both theoretically through various topics but also geographically within and outside of Germany. Examinations take place within each module.

The Bachelor of Science degree will provide students with a sufficient qualification for entry-level positions, whereas the Master of Science guarantees deeper scientific training and understanding. B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are common in many countries, and they provide students in Germany better access than the previous German system (i.e., Diplom) to anglo-american-influenced companies and universities.

It can thus be assumed that acceptance and development of these types of study programs in German-speaking areas will increase rapidly and that there will be an adequate supply of jobs for graduates of these undergraduate programs.

More information about the individual study programs can be found here: