Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences

Area of Study and Research
The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences has been educating students since 1999. The masters program has its focus on systems, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, as well as on brain imaging techniques, both with respect to their physiological and technological basis and their application in neurology, psychiatry and neurocognition.

The major partners of this graduate school are the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience – CIN, the MPI for Biological Cybernetics with it’s IMPRS, which provide – in addition to financial support – scientists who make a considerable contribution to teaching and laboratory training.

Teaching Program – Curricular Focus

  • functional neuroanatomy,
  • essential maths, statistics and programming and basics in computational neuroscience,
  • physical and physiological basis of brain imaging and recording,
  • motor and sensory systems neuroscience,
  • cognitive neuroscience and psychophysics,
  • neurophysiology and neuropsychology,
  • mechanisms of learning and memory.

Details on the curriculum can be found in the ‘Module Handbook - M.Sc. Neural & Behavioural Sciences’ (see Regulations).

Requirements for Application
This masters program aims at students with a first degree in biology, biomedical science, medicine, psychology, cognitive science, computer science or a related field who have a strong interest in biomedical and cognitive neuroscience. Profound knowledge in general biology and/or cognitive science as well as basic knowledge in maths and statistics are essential for a successful accomplishment of the course.