Two main things:
- Broad spectrum of methods, levels of abstraction and wide variety of animal models apt for comparative studies.
- Lot's of practical courses. In particular the third semester is a full semester of practical education in different labs and topics.
Yes. To be eligible you must have a grade of 2.5 or less. In the past year we admitted students with an average grade below 2.3.
Because being able to work on gathered data in an automated and reproducible way is essential in modern neurosciences.
The course does not expect you to already know how to program but it assumes a certain willingness to take the challenge. If you feel like you need some head start consider the courses offered by the Dr. Eberle Center.
You need to register and hand in the form before starting the thesis.
The topic and examiner combination must be accepted by the examinations board (Pruefungsausschuss). In fact this rarely happens, but is possible. In case of doubt, ask.
It is possible to write an "external" thesis. That is, that the lab you are working in is not part of the Biology, e.g. at the CIN or the clinics.
You need to find two reviewers that must be allowed to act as examiners at the university. The list of possible examiners of the Biology department is available at the "Pruefungsamt". The same rule applies to theses written outside the university.
In case of doubt, contact the coordinator of the Master in Neurobiology program.
Information regarding the lecture period and the course hours can be found in the online course catalogue ALMA. This system should be used to register for courses. Application periods for the upcoming winter term are usually in July/August, and February/March for the coming summer term.
ECTS credits are a measure of the amount of work needed to be invested into a course. One ECTS credit point equals a workload of about 30 hours (contact hours + self-reliant work + preparations for the exam). Each year of studies usually yields 60 credits.
To start the Master's thesis, at least 60 ECTS have to be achieved. The duration is six months.
The certification and the final transcript of records is usually available 8 weeks after the thesis has been handed in.
In cases of greater hurry, you can get a perliminary certificate if both reviewers agree that the theses will be graded better than 4.0.
The final grade is made up as the weighted average of all module grades (90 ECTS) plus the thesis (30 ECTS). The grade of the thesis hast double weight.
Of course! Up to 30 additional ECTS can be noted on the final transcript but will not be regarded for the final grade.
Graduation must be achieved with the end of the ninth semester. Failing to do so voids the right to be examinated.
In case of serious illness or something such, contact the academic advisory service.