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Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #459 (BCR) Regensburg, Germany
The aim is to establish a highly specialised, internationally competitive, graduate degree for honours students in the area of Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences (ECN).
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The ECN-Programme is based on an interdisciplinary scientific network with emphasis on decoding the molecular, cellular and neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. The following key research areas are of central importance: molecular neurobiology (neuroplasticity, neurogenetics, neuronal signaling), behavioural and molecular neuroendocrinology (emotionality, social behaviour, cognition, early and adult life stress and correlation with molecular, cellular and neuroendocrine parameters, surgical approaches), Neuro-imaging/ functional magnetic resonance tomography.

Graduate studies take place in a complementary and competitive environment. Didactic concepts include the participation at interactive lectures, seminars, journal clubs and tutorials, training of preparation of slide presentations, drafted manuscripts and research proposals. The graduate students acquire experimental skills according to the research profile of the selected participating research teams, qualifications with respect to experimental design and experimental procedures, statistical data analysis, and "laboratory management" as well as data presentations.

Programme Structure

The University of Regensburg offers an International Master’s Programme in Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences

  • The curriculum is designed for outstanding students of biology or related subjects with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, from German or foreign universities
  • Duration of the programme: 4 semesters (2.5 semesters coursework and 9 months for a scientific project to acquire the Master of Science [in Neuroscience] degree)
  • Interdisciplinary and highly specialized teaching programme in experimental and clinical neurosciences
  • Participation of national and international experts of the field in teaching courses
  • Intensive supervision during seminars and in project internships
  • Interdisciplinary research projects
  • Extra interdisciplinary qualifications: Seminar on Neuroethics, Statistics and Method courses, Language and lab safety coursesActive participation in two weekend seminars

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related discipline of the natural sciences (e.g. biochemistry, biophysics, molecular or experimental medicine). Also eligible to apply: students in the last year of their bachelor or equivalent courses, provided that the degree will be conferred prior to the enrolment within the ECN MSc programme and that they already have obtained a minimum of 140 credit points. 
  • An average grade of at least “good” (or equivalent grades in a different grading scheme) 
  • Proof of proficiency in English (since all ECN courses are held in English)

Tuition Fee

  • Living costs (including accommodation in a student dormitory and health insurance) in Regensburg range from Euro 600 to 1000 per month for a single person.

Living costs for Regensburg

  • 650 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Financial Aid / Scholarships :

Students are advised to apply for financial support and/or scholarships through the appropriate granting institutions, such as their home country governments, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD or Alexander von Humbold Foundation.

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