1. About MSc BmN

Duration of Study/Credits/Language

4 semesters /120 credits, full-time program/English


Degree Type

Master of Science (M. Sc.)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equiv. in the field of natural science such as biology, chemistry, molecular medicine, physics or medical state examination (if applicable)
  • Adequate knowledge of the English language
  • Passing the selection procedure





Neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders are on a rise in developed societies, so further expansion of research and development in neurology-related health care and biomedicine is to be anticipated. Biomedical Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program executed by lectures from natural science institutes as well as from clinicians and clinical scientists. Aim of the program is an intensive education in the field of basic neuroscience and neuro-psychiatric diseases. This includes both the theoretical background and the technical skills for commonly used experimental approaches in basic and clinical research. Teaching is performed in a combination of theory and hands on classes and includes project oriented scientific work in the laboratories of the participation institutes. Furthermore additional qualification like data analysis, scientific ethics, management and communication are part of the curriculum.


Career Profile

The qualification profile of the graduates includes an in depth understanding of brain function and structure, from molecules and cells to large-scale circuits, behavior and the mechanisms and treatment strategies of different neuropsychiatric diseases. Through their lab rotations and practical scientific work, the graduates will be familiar with the most relevant technologies for basic and clinical research and with their capabilities in the field of neuroscience. Furthermore the graduates will be able to evaluate scientific data and apply appropriated statistical tests. Hence our graduates will enter a growth market – so the career prospects of the graduates of the MSc-BmN program will be extremely good in basic academic research, clinical settings and in industry.




2. Curriculum

The curriculum consists of the following modules (hands-on classes are italicised):


1. Semester

Molecular Neuroscience                                                   5 credits

Cellular Neuroscience                                                      5 credits

Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology                                 5 credits

Mol. biology and -omics approaches                                5 credits

Microscopy of nervous system structure                          5 credits

Computational analysis and modelling                             2.5 credits

Scientific practice                                                             1 credit

Life & Science                                                                  1.5 credits

Lab visit I                                                                         1 credit


2. Semester

Systems and behavior                                                     5 credits

Pathophysiology of circuits and systems                         5 credits

Nervous system disorders and treatment                        5 credits

Computational analysis and modelling                            2.5 credits

Neuroimaging and electrophysiology                              5 credits

Scientific practice                                                            1 credit

Life & Science                                                                 1.5 credits

Lab visit II                                                                         1 credit


3. Semester

Lab visits III-IV                                                                2 credits

Lab rotation I-II                                                               24 credits

Qualifying colloquium                                                      2 credits


4. Semester

Master thesis and colloquium                                          30 credits