Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches.
The major objective of the program is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills.
The program will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands-on information on current technical approaches applied in clinical research.
You do not require previous intensive training in neuroscience. However, solid background knowledge in the field of neuroscience is essential for following the courses. This includes the principal education in laboratory techniques, particularly in cell biological bench work. As the program is an interdisciplinary one, we invite applications from students from various fields.
These include biology and medicine but also biochemistry, chemistry, physics, informatics, and psychology. The program aims at fostering interactions between students and between students and lecturers from the various disciplines.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in a biomedical, bio-scientific or psychological study program, or in another natural science/maths study program;
- Letter of motivation + selection interview, if required by the examination committee
- Proof of English language skills: If not a native speaker the applicant must provide proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language on a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g.:
- TOEFL (ibT) minimum 87
- IELTS minimum 5.5
- A certificate confirming satisfactory knowledge of English based on a Bachelor thesis written in English issued from the faculties of “Biological Science”, “Psychology and Sports”, “Medicine” or “Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy” of the Goethe-University.
Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 130 credit points in the B.A. must have been obtained; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.
In case the required degree has not been awarded by the time of application, you can still apply if you provide:
- Proof of matriculation
- A detailed certificate of the present status of your studies and the anticipated date of completion of the bachelor program.
- In addition, you must have achieved 130 credit points in the bachelor program.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted.
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