Max Planck School of Cognition
Learning type(s): In Person
Language(s): English, German
Duration: 4 years
Degrees available: PhD, MD-PhD
Domains: Circuit Dynamics and Oscillations, Cognition and Neural Network, Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Internal States and Homeostasis, Motivation, Emotion and Behaviour, Motor Systems, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Pathological Aging, Neurogenesis and Development, Neurons and Glia: Intrinsic Properties, Cell Biology and Cell Types, Other Brain Diseases, Ischemia, Stroke, Injury, Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, Sensory Systems, Synaptic Integration, Excitability and Plasticity
Subdomains: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Anatomy, Animal behaviour, Animal studies, Data analysis and software tools, Development of neural systems, Developmental disorders, Environmental factors, Human studies, Imaging methods, Intervention methods, Learning and memory, Mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Molecular and genetic techniques, Neuroimmunology, Psychiatric disorders, Social cognition and behavior, Stress and the brain, Synaptic plasticity, Synaptogenesis and activity-dependent development
School Programme Description
The doctoral program at the Max Planck School of Cognition offers exceedingly bright students a superior grasp of the different methods and approaches used in the rapidly evolving field of Cognition. The School is comprised of an outstanding and world-renowned cluster of faculty researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds but with overlapping research interests. The researchers in this networking initiative come from Max Planck Institutes, universities, Helmholtz Association and Fraunhofer Society.
The international four-year doctoral program, starting on September 1st each year, consists of an orientation year (basic courses, lab rotations) followed by three years of research for the doctorate and is fully financed. Students can enter the program with a bachelor’s (fast-track) or a master’s degree.