Master of Science


The master's degree program Neurosciences is a research-oriented, international degree program with the main goal of providing talented students with a comprehensive education in the rapidly expanding field of neurosciences. Students are prepared for careers in research or a related medical or biological field.

A key point of focus in the program is practical research experience in the laboratories of the participating departments and research groups. The first two semesters lay the foundation consisting of required courses in neuromorphology, neurophysiology and molecular neurobiology as well as statistics, scientific writing and research ethics. Students then have the possibility to focus on one of these fields or choose from a broad spectrum of other areas such as neuroethology, neurogenetics, neuropharmacology, clinical neurosciences, cognitive neurosciences, reconstructive neurobiology, etc.


Possible lines of work:

Academia/neurobiological basic research (teaching/research at universities, research institutions), work in hospitals and specialized medical practices (e.g. neurology, neuropathology, psychiatry etc.), private sector: Development/production/marketing (pharmaceutical or medtech industries), academic publishing/scientific journalism, coordinative functions in neuroscience organizations

Local NC (Special selection)
Master of Science
4 Semester
Winter semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Minimum grade of 2.3 or local equivalent

Specific modules: Proven knowledge in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology, or physiology | Lab experience in one of the following subjects: neuroscience, biology, medicine, biotechnology, psychology, pharmacy, chemistry, physics, or a related subject

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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