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Winter semester 2020/2021

The winter semester 2020/2021 begins on November 2nd and lectures end on February 12th, 2021. Due to the corona virus the semester will still be mainly online, however there are some exceptions of practicals. For further information about the University of Cologne calendar and dates, click here. Due to the Corona-virus attendance and classroom teach has to be suspended at least till April 20. For further information about measures of the University of Cologne related to the Corona-virus, please follow this link.

Information on admission requirements for the Master Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences can be found in the Admission Regulations as well as in the Amendment to the Admission Regulations.

Dear Firstsemesters

Welcome to the Neuroscience Programme!
Please sign up for the course's mailing list by sending a short mail to Mrs. Sophia Schröder, assistant of the course coordination Please make sure to give the e-mail address you received from the University of Cologne (

This mailing list will provide you with important information about the program and its progress, in particular information about course registration.

Thank you very much!


Introductory event for first semester students WS 2020/2021!

The Coordination Department cordially invites you to the introductory event of the programmes B.Sc. Neurosciences and M.Sc. Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences! At this meeting you will receive information about your course of studies and your course choices. Mr Delonge and Ms Schröder will then be happy to answer any further questions you may have.

For the Bachelor!
On November 2, 2020 at 9:15-10:00: "How do I study neurosciences?" - an introduction to the study programme by the coordinators Prof. Dr. Dr. Kai Vogeley and Mr. Samir Delonge
from about 10:00: get to know the student council! (If you have any questions, please contact the student council:
Where: online (the link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you by e-mail in time)

For the Master!
On Ocotber 26, 2020 from 10:00
: introduction to the study programme, course of studies, module registration by Mr. Samir Delonge
Afterwards: get to know the student council! (If you have any questions, please contact the student council:
Where: online (the link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you by e-mail in time)


General information for Master's students

How do I select via Klips 2.0?

All non-space limited modules are selected via Klips 2.0. This will be explained in detail. Please read it through completely! 

Each advanced module is defined by three factors: Course type, examination type and CP. The courses are assigned to the modules according to the parameters. Since there are courses with the same factors, which are accordingly assigned to the same advanced module, there are sub slides for each advanced module (advanced module 8, sub slide "Advanced module 8a", sub slide "Advanced module 8b", sub slide "Advanced module 8c"...) You can occupy each sub slide only once! Therefore, make sure that the sub slide is free and has not already been occupied by other modules! 

For students in the first semester, all sub slides are still free. If students of the higher semesters have already taken 8a, then please take a sub slide that is free, e.g. 8b. 
Clinical Neuroscience II has a lecture and practice part as course types and a presentation as examination and it counts 6 CP. It is anchored in Advanced Module 11.
Molecular Neuroimmunology also has a lecture, a practice part, a presentation and 6 CP and is therefore anchored in Advanced Module 11.
In order to be able to take both modules, you have to select them in two different sub slides: for example Clinical Neuroscience II in 11a and Molecular Neuroimmunology in 11b. 
It is also important to remember that courses always consist of several course parts. In Clinical Neuroscience II, it is a lecture and a practice part. You have to select both in Klips. And both in the same sub slide! 

Important information about individual modules

Retinal Immunology and Gene Regulation, Flipped Neuroanatomy, Quantitative Microscopy take place both in summer and winter semester. 

Animal models in Neuroloscientific Research consists of one part in the summer semester and one in the winter semester. You need both parts to get the CP of the module. The part in the summer semester usually overlaps with the biological modules of the second half of the summer semester.  

Important information about the Master's Degree

As you can see in Klips you need 66 CP from the advanced modules, 2 supplementary modules and the master thesis to complete the master. Explanation: You need either exactly 66 CP or a whole module more from the advanced modules. That means 66 CP works, 72 CP works, 75 CP works, 78 CP works, but 69 CP e.g. does not work! In other words: If you choose a module with 9 CP you need another module with 9 CP to get exact 66 CP! 

If you have any questions about the choice or the assignment please write to Mr. Delonge or visit him during his office hours Mon and Wed from 10-12 o'clock. If necessary, you can also arrange individual appointments.

Students who started the degree while the old examination regulations still applied (first semester before WS 15/16) can view the courses via Klips 2.0 ( and the given course numbers without account, but they also have to make their choice manually via Mr. Delonge. The above mentioned office hours apply. 

Representative Schedules

In this section, you will find representative schedules and module descriptions. For the full module list of the B.Sc. program, click here, or the M.Sc. course catalog, click here.
Your individual schedule can be viewed in your Business card/Workplace screen on the KLIPS 2.0 website under the Header Calendar as soon as you have registered for all of your courses and modules.

Please be aware that the schedules shown here are purely exemplary and, thus, changes will only be shown on the KLIPS website.