Neurosciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
Neurosciences are among the most fascinating disciplines of modern natural scientific research and are considered an interdisciplinary connecting link between biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, informatics, and psychology.


The methodical spectrum covers molecularbiological, electrophysiological, and neuropharmacological approaches concerning system-oriented physiology of behaviour and mind, psychophysics, clinical research in neurology and psychiatry, and modelling of functions of neuronal networks as well as neuropsychological approaches and MRI techniques to analyse physiological and pathological brain functions. Neuroscientific research is of particular socio-political relevance, because it primarily deals with the functionality of the brain - the organ that governs feeling, thinking, and action. Thus, there is a close linkage of neurosciences to philosophy and anthropology.

Programme Structure

• Clinical Neurosciences

• Programming

• Laboratory Animal Science

• Neuro- and Electrophysiology

• Neuropharmacology

• Experimental Neuroanatomy and Behavioural Physiology

• Psychophysics and Human Neurophysiology

• Experimental Neuropsychology

• Cognitive Psychology and Electroencephalography

• Functional Neuroimaging

• Neurophysics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 6.5
  • Cambridge EFL Examinations - Certificate in Advanced English - A, B
  • Cambridge EFL examinations - Certificate of Proficiency in English - A, B
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet based (iBT) - 90
  • C1 - test of the Fremdsprachenzentrum of the University of Bremen

An essay (Letter of Motivation) explaining why you are choosing the programme and what your research interests are.

Recommendation of a university teacher which should not be older than two years

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bremen

  • 600 - 910 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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