The programme caters to students who have a special interest in development-biological processes, in the structure and functioning of nervous systems, in behavioural research, or in the systemic neurosciences. The lecturers are scientists working with the University, the German Primate Center, and several Max Planck Institutes; a great variety of subject matters is taught, ranging from cellular functions to cognitive performance. Prior knowledge in the desired area is required.
The M.Sc. programme Developmental, Neural, and Behavioural Biology at University of Göttingen consists of four semesters; it typically follows a B.A. degree in Biology / Biosciences and is decidedly research-oriented. In the course of this unitised M.Sc. programme an overall of 120 ECTS credits are to be earned. Students acquire fundamental specialist and methodological knowledge by taking core, profile, and advanced modules. Besides, competence modules can be taken to acquire further key competences related to professional life. During the fourth semester, students write their six-month Master's thesis to learn how to conduct scientific research independently. They will deal autonomously with a current scientific topic usually embedded in a third-party funded project. Education takes place in an active, internationally renowned research environment.
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- Cell biology
- Introduction to behavioral biology
- Behavioral biology
- Social behavior and communication
- Human genetics
- Systems biology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Excellent knowledge of English (certified); knowledge of German language is required.
- Bachelor degree in a related field of study (6 semester)
- Proof of proficiency in English at least of C1 level (e.g. UniCert III, IELTS Band 6)
- Proof of proficiency in German at least of B2 level (or B1 level with additional obligatory German courses while working on your degree)
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Semester contribution fee: 355 euro
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