Study Phase

Study Phase

During the first two years, students study and research on a full-time MSc program at one of the three Graduate Schools that are offered by the Graduate Training Centre at the University of Tübingen. All courses are held in English and start annually in October.

The first year of each master’s program is dedicated to courses and lectures. The second year comprises two lab rotations/ resp. one essay rotation and one lab rotation and the master thesis project. It is spent entirely in labs doing research and facilitates a smooth transition to following PhD projects.

Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences (NB)


Teaching Program – Curricular Focus

  • functional neuroanatomy
  • sensory and motor systems neuroscience
  • cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology
  • neurophysiology and psychophysics
  • mechanisms of learning & memory and sleep
  • basics in computational neuroscience
  • essential maths, statistics and programming
  • physical and physiological basis of brain imaging and recording

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Graduate School of Neural Information Processing (NIP)


Teaching Program – Curricular Focus

  • neural data analysis and models of neural coding and computation
  • machine learning for neuroscience
  • computational motor control and computational vision
  • rehabilitation robotics and brain-computer interfaces
  • physical and physiological basis of neural recordings and brain imaging
  • mathematics, statistics and programming
  • systems neuroscience and neurophysiology
  • basic mechanisms of learning & memory and cognitive neuroscience

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Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience (CM)


Teaching Program – Curricular Focus

  • molecular and cell biology of neurons and glia
  • sensory systems neuroscience and pathology
  • neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neurotransmitters
  • cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory
  • microscopy, imaging techniques
  • genetic and molecular basis of neural diseases
  • neural plasticity and neuroregeneration
  • model organisms in neurobiology
  • developmental neurobiology

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