Study program Neurosciences

The international Master of Neurosciences Program at the Center for Cognitive Sciences in Bremen educates students to become researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience, including pathologies that afflict the brain. The program covers neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral pharmacology, computational models, psychophysics, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and imaging.

The main focus of the program is on cognitive neurosciences. In the first semester, students acquire basic theoretical knowledge in Cellular, Molecular, Systemic, Theoretical and Clinical Neurosciences and practical experience by attending courses of Programming and Laboratory Animal Science. The second term allows students to focus on their individual interests by choosing three advanced practical modules. Consolidation and application of the advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and training of abilities in the area of experimental design and scientific communication is the aim of two lab rotations in the third term which can be made in another institute or clinic in Germany or abroad, followed by a Master’s project in the last term. Due to their broad education, our students are highly appreciated.

Since the start of the program in 2008 more than 100 students from different countries have graduated in Neurosciences. A high proportion of the graduates (about 80 %) have continued with Ph.D. studies either in Bremen or elsewhere in Germany or abroad. With more than 200 applicants each year this Master program is one of the most successful at Bremen University.

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Promotion of young researchers

  • CAI-Seminar about functional magnetic resonance tomography (M. Fahle/M. Herrmann)
  • Seminar about Philosophy of Perception (M. Fahle/M. Stöckler)
  • Bernstein Seminar (K. Pawelzik/U. Ernst)
  • Erasmus student exchange
  • Labrotations MSc Students Neurosciences Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg
  • Hanse Lectures in Neurosciences at the HWK
  • Supervision of students (PhD students, students BSc, MSc)
  • Promotion of women in science (plan m)