Master of Science in Neuroscience – Freiburg

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 2 years

Degrees available: MSc

Programme website

Domains: Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Internal States and Homeostasis

Subdomains: Data analysis and software tools, Deep and Machine Learning, Glia-neuron interactions, Metabolism, Neural Network Models, Neuroimmunology, Synaptic plasticity

School Programme Description

The English-taught two-year program is offered by labs from three faculties and research centers, and deliver higher education in both the foundations of neuroscience and the latest research in the field. Our modular course structure caters to the individual backgrounds and research interests of the participants, providing theoretical as well as practical training in the essentials of neuroscience as well as electives.

Transcending the disciplines out of which neuroscience evolves, the M.Sc.-program takes an integrated approach: incorporating skill training and education in a wide range of theoretical and experimental methods, students in our program are encouraged to approach problems from different angles. The program stretches over two years and starts in October. The academic year in Germany is divided into two terms, called semesters. After having finished your first term learning the foundations of neuroscience and its research methods, you have the opportunity to select an individual research path that will cater to your individual research interests. You will be able to choose from wide range of specializations including Computational Neuroscience, Neural Circuits and Behavior, and Neurotechnology and compose your individual curriculum from different courses.

The newly established program builds on numerous well-established neuroscience activities in teaching and research that until recently were distributed across the participating institutions, providing students with training from Bachelor to PhD level. To meet the needs of future neuroscience research we developed the coherent M.Sc. Neuroscience program which is described in more detailed on our website.


Schänzlestraße 1, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany