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The MSc Neurosciences program aims towards an integrated understanding of modern neurosciences over the full spectrum of current research ranging from molecules and physiology to morphology. Strong emphasis is given to practical research experience in the laboratories of the participating departments and research groups. Mandatory courses on neuromorphology, neurophysiology, and molecular neurobiology as well as statistics, scientific writing and research ethics will lay the foundation in the first and second semester. At the same time, students will have the opportunity to focus their interests on any of these fields or select from among a wide spectrum of courses addressing topics such as neuroethology, neurogenetics, clinical neurosciences, cognitive neurosciences, reconstructive neurobiology, etc.

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Compulsory Modules



Molecular Neurobiology

Statistics, Scientific Writing, Research Ethics

Elective Modules (alphabetical order)

Assembly of Neural Circuits

Cellular and Behavioural Genetics

Cellular Neurobiology

Cognitive Neurosciences

Decision Neurosciences

Developmental Neurobiology

Environment and Behaviour: Cognition and Behaviour


Neurobiology of Sensory Motor Systems


Neuroethology: Behaviour and Sensory Perception

Neuroethology: multiphoton imaging of activity and EM synaptic connectivity reconstruction



Principles of Neural Information Processing

Protein Misfolding and Aggregation in Neurodegenerative

Social Neuroscience

Synaptic transmission in sensory systems

The Synapse: from molecules to information processing

Compulsory practical training (alpahbetical order)

Aging and neurodegeneration: studying the interplay between epigenetics, mitochondrial and metabolic dysfunction in aging and neurodegenerative disorders

Animal Sensory Physiology

Cellular Neurobiology of Epilepsy

Clinical Neuropsychology

Comparative Neuroanatomy

CNS Myelinization


Extracellular Human Electrophysiology

Functional Analyses of Excitable Membrane

fMRI test-retest reliability

Functional MRI for the Investigation of Cognitive Functions

Imaging Synapses at Nanoscale Resolution

Impact of mitochondrial DNA mutations on neurodegenerative diseases

In Silico Brain Sciences

Mechanisms of astrocyte-neuron interaction

Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function

Molecular Neurobiology

Neural Stem Cells


Neuromodulators in Animal Behaviour

Neuromorphology: Cell Culture Techniques in Developmental Neurobiology


Neuroscience of Emotion


Signal transduction studied with dyes, light-driven proteins, and genetically encoded biosensors

Social Neuroscience

Training in Cellular Neurobiology of Disease