Neuroscientists are in demand above all in universities and research institutes, hospitals, medical technology companies and in the research-based pharmaceutical and chemical industry.
Due to the multidisciplinary approach of the neurosciences, the graduates also have opportunities in other fields of work. Examples include 3D simulations and image analysis, which are often used in anatomical work on the connectivity of nerve cells in brain areas. Through these skills, often acquired in data analysis and simulation, neuroscientists are also able to find adequate employment outside of the core work areas as mentioned above thanks to their methodical competence.
Furthermore, graduates of the Neuroscience course from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz can also find jobs in clinical diagnostics by applying their cell biological/molecular biological knowledge. With the increasing aging of our society, however, neurodegenerative diseases and their research are also a rapidly expanding field of research, where cell biological/molecular neuroscientists are needed to elucidate the mechanisms of disease development.
Areas of study include:
- There are two main aspects here. On the one hand, this is the methodical training in optical, electrophysiological, neurogenetic, histological and behavioral methods. On the other hand, it is the analysis and interpretation of the data with the help of computer-aided methods, i.e. a deeper understanding of how to deal with and analyze "big data".
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- Proof of a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine, molecular medicine, biophysics and bioinformatics or a degree from a university in Germany or abroad that does not differ significantly.
- If a bachelor's degree can be proven in a scientific subject related to biology, admission is possible subject to conditions.
- Proof of required language skills in English at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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