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MSc Neuroscience program in Freiburg

Unravelling the secrets of the brain 


"The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored
continents and great stretches of unknown territory"

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate (1906)


Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system and the brain, with the aim to unravel their function. Modern neuroscience investigates the brain on multiple scales, ranging from the molecular level to behaviour using a combination of experimental and theoretical techniques.Thus, neuroscience is multi-disciplinary drawing from biology, medicine, behavioural sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics. Beyond fundamental research, neuroscientific research comprises the development and application of new technologies to understand, repair, replace and enhance nervous system function, as well as the exploitation of neuroscientific advances for technological innovation. Such applications hold the potential to revolutionise medical treatments and are therefore of relevance for the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. Freiburg University has created an MSc program that caters to the demands of this growing discipline.

The Neuroscience master program at Freiburg University unites teaching expertise at the faculties of biology, engineering, and behavioral sciences and economics to offer a coherent course program that provides the training needed by the next generation neuroscientists.



  • Interdisciplinary and international (English-taught)
  • Combined experimental and theoretical training in neuroscience
  • Individual study program with many elective courses to choose from
  • Elective cover topics such as computational neuroscience, neural circuits and behavior, neurotechnology
  • Joint program of Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Behavioural and Economic Sciences
  • State-of-the art neuroscience facilities at one of Germany’s top universities
  • Historic university town with a vibrant student life and extraordinary possibilities for leisure activities 



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