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Integrative Neurosciences, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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All courses are taught in English and the programme is aimed at both German and international students. Historically, the programme evolved from a German-style Diploma-programme in Neurobiology/Neuroscience, which had been offered since 1997. Integrative neuroscience considers neural components in their functional context. All levels of analysis are of interest: How do molecular and cellular components build functioning neurons and synapses? How do brain cells work together to form operational circuits? How do circuits jointly generate behavior and cognition? How are individual brains shaped by their interaction with other brains and with the natural environment? 

The Integrative Neurosciences master's programme at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg focuses on the neural basis of animal and human behaviour. The programme is research-oriented and covers an exceptionally wide range of neuroscience areas (molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural, cognitive, theoretical), but consists of comparatively few courses that are correspondingly intensive (3 to 5 hrs per week and course). In addition, the programme imparts quantitative and computational skills, which are increasingly important in all areas of neuroscience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cellular Neurophysiology
  • Basic molecular and cell biology 
  • Integrative and comparative neuroanatomy 
  • Neurothology
  • Theoretical neuroscience 
  • Mathematical foundations
  • Introduction to math

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

A solid foundation in natural sciences, pleasure in working independently and self-responsibly, and an intense interest in animal and human brain function.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Magdeburg

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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