The Behaviour - From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution graduate programme from Bielefeld University introduces concepts, fundamental experimental techniques, and the theoretical approaches that are required to perform research at the frontiers of this ambitious scientific field.
The graduate programme will comprise both a Master's programme and a PhD programme. Excellent students may change directly to the doctoral programme after the successful completion of their first year of studies.The study programme aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles underlying autonomous adaptive behaviour of animals and humans. Brain morphology and function, including learning ability as well as innate behaviours in humans and animals have been shaped by evolution.
Our study programme bridges the gap from neurophysiology to behavioral ecology. It includes courses on the production of behaviour by neuronal circuits as well as courses on the evolution of behaviour.
As a distinguishing characteristic, this study programme integrates computational and experimental approaches and focuses on the neuronal as well as on the evolutionary aspects of behaviour.
All international programs are accredited by internationally recognized accreditation agencies.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Probing Behaviour
- Neural Mechanisms
- Control of Behaviour
- Perception and Action
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Applications have to be sent in between June 1 and July 15. Applications must be entered into the online applicaton portal of Bielefeld University by July 15.
DisciplinesNeuroscience Cognitive Sciences View 11 other Masters in Cognitive Sciences in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a field related to the Master's programme Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution. Fluency in English is required.
- certified copy of Bachelor's certificate (or any equivalent degree)
- letter of motivation for applying for the MSc programme Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution (maximum 1500 words)
- tabular CV listing the activities and experiences relevant for the studies
- summary of Bachelor thesis
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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