International Master Program Computational Neuroscience

Berlin, Germany

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 2 years

Degrees available: MSc

Programme website

Domains: Circuit Dynamics and Oscillations, Cognition and Neural Network, Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Motivation, Emotion and Behaviour, Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, Sensory Systems, Synaptic Integration, Excitability and Plasticity

Subdomains: Attention and Perception, Computational clinical neuroscience, Conceptual modelling and pure theory, Data analysis and software tools, Decision making and reasoning, Deep and Machine Learning, EEG, Electrophysiology, fMRI and PET, Neural Network Models

The International Master Program Computational Neuroscience is interdisciplinary and strongly research oriented. Neuroscience is one of the most intensively developing and important sciences of the 21st century. Understanding the functioning of the brain requires the collaborative efforts of neurobiologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive scientists, medical researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and engineers. Students who have completed the Master Program will have the ability to communicate across these diverse disciplines which will help them to make their own contribution to the fast growing field of neuroscience.

The Program consists of the following modules, the language of instruction is English:

-Models of Neural Systems (12ECTS)
-Acquisition and Analysis of Neural Data (12ECTS)
-Models of Higher Brain Functions (12ECTS)
-Machine Intelligence (12ECTS)
-Ethics of Neuroscience (3ECTS)
-Programming in Python (3ECTS)
-Lab Rotations (9ECTS/rotation)
-Master thesis (30ECTS)

The International Master Program Computational Neuroscience was initiated by the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin. The Master Program is hosted at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin. Students enrol at the TU Berlin and there are no tuition fees. The program currently offers 15 places with an excellent teacher to student ratio and a sense of familiarity among students. Upon completion of the program a Master of Science is jointly awarded by TU Berlin and HU Berlin.


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