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Program Overview

Program Overview


Flyer MSc Neuroscience

This Master programme provides in-depth training in the Neurosciences that is research-oriented and international. It aims to recruit students with a variety of different Bachelor degrees.
The programme is uniquely focussed on sensory neuroscience, which builds on our local strengths as reflected in a number of cooperative research and graduate education programmes. These established structures integrate basic biological research with clinical and applied research on sensory processes. Our Master students are guided towards independent scientific work by direct interaction within internationally recognised research labs. The broad scope of sensory research also offers a wide range of methods to learn, from molecular genetics to systems physiology and behaviour, from mathematical modelling to modern imaging techniques. Finally, our teaching faculty   directly reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Neuroscience and also teaches courses in a broad range of related basic disciplines, from Biology to Physics to Psychology and Medicine, providing a unique choice for developing individual strengths and interests.


Our Master of Neuroscience is uniquely focussed on sensory neuroscience. The experimental work uses mainly vertebrate models.

Students study the application of different levels of analysis:

  • Molecular
  • Cellular and network
  •  Systems / Behaviour

and different methodological approaches in the neurosciences:

  • Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
  • Electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and imaging techniques
  • Behavioural training / psychophysics
  • Statistical data analysis / modelling / simulations

Reasons for Studying Neuroscience in Oldenburg

  • Focus: Sensory systems
  • Levels: From molecule to behavior
  • Science-oriented: Individual student projects in research groups
  • Skills-oriented: Specific skills courses complement scientific education
  • Hands-on: Almost all courses include lab time or exercises
  • Intensive: Focus on one topic at a time due to block course structure
  • International: All courses in English, semester abroad is possible
  • Interdisciplinary: Teachers & students with mixed backgrounds, joint courses with Biology & Psychology
  • Flexible: Individual study plans, wide choice of courses
  • Personal: Small groups, close contact to teachers and scientists
  • Future perspectives in Oldenburg: Graduate school, cluster of excellence, collaborative science projects


(Changed: 2020-01-23)