MSc/PhD/MD-PhD Program and International Max Planck Research School Neurosciences

Göttingen, Germany

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 1-1.5 years (MSc), 3-4 years (PhD)

Degrees available: MSc, PhD, MD-PhD

Programme website

Domains: Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Neurons and Glia: Intrinsic Properties, Cell Biology and Cell Types, Sensory Systems

Subdomains: Chemical senses, Data analysis and software tools, Gene expression and regulation, Intracellular dynamics, Motor control, Neural Network Models, Olfaction, Sensorimotor control, Tactile/somatosensory system

School Programme Description

The international programme is a joint venture of the University of Göttingen, the University Medical Center, the German Primate Center and the Max Planck Institutes for Multidisciplinary Sciences resp. for Dynamics and Self-organization. Leading scientists of all partners offer research-oriented training across a broad spectrum of modern molecular life sciences with access to their state-of-the art laboratories during methods courses and individually supervised research projects.

After one year of intensive course work, students of this integrated Master/PhD program can continue with a six-month thesis to obtain a Master of Science degree, or join the PhD part directly (fast-track option).

The award-winning programme is recognized as an International Max Planck Research School, offering stipends to all of its students. A dedicated team of staff members provides a variety of support, individual counselling and career guidance.


Grisebachstraße 5, Göttingen, Germany