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Molecular and Translational Neuroscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
The Molecular and Translational Neuroscience is a research-oriented Master's program at the University of Ulm that provides students with highly qualified training in the clinical and therapeutic-oriented neurosciences. The program is designed for two years and concludes with the Master of Science. 


The Molecular and Translational Neuroscience Master's program at the University of Ulm  is:

  • Exploring the molecular mechanisms of neuronal diseases
  • Research with the aim of testing innovative therapies (drugs, new forms of application)
  • Investigating molecular neurobiological issues with bridge between cellular and pharmacological basic research, molecular neurobiology, behavioral physiology, and diagnostic and pharmacological applications
  • Research leading to improved diagnostics

First of all, the introductory basic events teach the cellular and molecular processes in nerve cells and in the nervous system, which lead to diseases. The theoretical, methodological and practical basic knowledge is then transferred to possible new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and clinical applications. 

"The focus is on understanding and exploring molecular mechanisms and neuronal diseases with the aim of improving diagnostics and developing medicines and therapeutic procedures against the diseases. The pharmaceutical industry partner Boehringer Ingelheim is closely linked to the program and shows the way from basic research to therapeutic developments. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Introduction to Human Neuroanatomy
  • Introduction to Human Neurophysiology
  • Molecular and Translational Neuroscience
  • Advanced Molecular and Translational Neuroscience
  •  Practical Training in Laboratory Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with a good exam result from one of the above-mentioned degree programs. A good exam result means: A bachelor's degree with an overall grade of 2.9 or better; or if the program is not yet completed: all results achieved by the filing date must have an average grade of 2.9 or better. The examinations have to be proven by a current subject and grade overview.  
  • Admission requirement is still proof of sufficient English language proficiency at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).
  • In addition to the two aforementioned requirements, a selection interview will take place. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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