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Study Neurosciences in Germany

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The neurosciences deal with the brain and how it works. How does the brain develop? What aging processes does it go through? What are potential diseases? All these questions play an increasingly important role in our society due to demographic change. Through interdisciplinary scientific work focusing on our brains, neuroscientists hope to develop new treatments for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's.


16 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

3-6 Semesters

What content can I expect

The field of neurosciences is a young and interdisciplinary research area. You will deal with subject matter from the natural sciences, mainly biology, chemistry, and physics, which will help you understand how our brains function. In addition, you will also study basic computer science, medicine, and psychology.
The following two approaches have led to two different focal areas in the neurosciences:

  • The brain can be approached from a natural sciences perspective on a molecular and cellular level.
  • Or it can be approached from a behavioural and cognitive perspective.

Different degree programmes in the field of nanosciences place varying emphasis on these two approaches. For this reason, when choosing your higher education institution, it is important to check what the individual courses of study focus on and whether their focus matches your interests.
A Bachelor’s degree programme in neurosciences is rare in Germany. However, there are a number of Master’s programmes in the neurosciences which usually require an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, psychology, or pharmacy. Please be aware that these courses of study are very popular and subject to high grade requirements.
Many neuroscience graduates go on to work in research, be it at higher education institutions, research institutes, or in the private sector. The pharmaceutical industry also frequently offers interesting positions for neuroscience graduates. It is also possible to find employment in clinical departments.

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