Welcome to the homepage of our Masters’ Programme “Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences“ – ECN. This programme was established at the University of Regensburg in 2006 and is supported by, and a lively part of, the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB, Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts).
So, as a Bachelor student or equivalent interested in Neurosciences what can you expect in the wonderful Bavarian city of Regensburg, close to the Blue Danube?
The main features of the ECN programme start with “I”:
The programme is International, Interdisciplinary and Intense
International: Approximately 50 % of students come from outside Germany, from all corners of the world: Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Australasia. Accordingly, all teaching is in English. Moreover, we have guest teachers from prestigious institutions from Germany (e.g. Max Planck Institutes), and also from abroad (e.g. NIMH in the USA, INSERM, France, Imperial College London, U.K., and Novartis Institutes of Medical Research, Switzerland).
Interdisciplinary: The programme focuses on the link between experimental and clinical neurosciences. Thus, whether your background is in biology, biochemistry, psychology, biotechnology or medicine, you will be welcome. Once here, you will receive theoretical and practical education in molecular, cellular, clinical and neurogenetic topics of neurosciences. Thus, a biology student can work in psychiatry or neurology, and a psychologist can learn to use the pipette.
Intense: If you are willing to take up a challenging and intense programme, than you are in the right place. You will be able to gain all the credit points necessary in order to start your master thesis after 1 year, and you will thus, receive the Title: Master of Science after only 1.5 years, i.e. 3 semesters. However, this means, there are only a few weeks break (see programme schedule).
Most importantly, as the Director of the Programme, it is extremely rewarding to witness the high motivation and enthusiasm of the students in the neuroscience topics, and to follow the incredible progress they make during the 1.5 years of the programme. Most of them continue into a PhD; either in Regensburg Regensburg International Graduate School of LIfe Sciences (RIgeL) or at a similarly prestigious institution elsewhere.
Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann
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