Translational Neuroscience (Master of Science)

This anglophone international Master study programme in Translational Neuroscience is consecutive to a Bachelor programme and is addressed to students interested in basic and clinical research in neuroscience. All relevant information can be found here:

Translational Neuroscience Application: local admission restriction (ONC-procedure)

Introduction to Study Course / Characteristics

Entry and Admission to Master in Translational Neuroscience

For this study course you need a Bachelor study of at least six semesters in the subject of neuro- or natural science (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) or a completed study of human medicine with a final grade of at least 2.0 or better in which you have acquired credit points (cp) in the following areas:

7 cp in Cell and Molecular Biology
5 cp in Biochemistry
8 cp in Physiology and/or Anatomy/Neuroanatomy

Teaching and examination are carried out in English and proof of English proficiency is required. Information on proof of English proficiency can be found here.

To Entry and Admission Regulations

The study programme starts in winter term (provided accreditation by WS 16/17). For a study place you have to apply directly at the department Translational Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty of HHU. Application deadline for the winter term is July 15th.

To Application

Admission Procedure
The admission to this study course is restricted by local admission restrictions procedure (örtlicher Numerus Clausus (ONC)). In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of available study places, a selection is made on the basis of the final grade of the first study degree qualifying for entry into profession. A study place can only be offered to the best 20 applicants.

Curriculum Master in Translational Neuroscience

The Master study programme consists of 6 Master modules and 2 research-oriented 3-month practicals. Besides hands-on skills in special techniques basics for independent scientific work will be imparted. With the completion of the Master thesis a doctorate or entry into profession is possible. Potential areas of profession are in the research of neurodegenerative diseases at universities, in clinical settings, at non-university research institutions or at the pharmaceutical industry. A doctorate enhances the chance for a job in a responsible position in the industries and is prerequisite for an academic career. Teaching and examination are carried out completely in English. The work load is equivalent to 120 credit points (ECTS).






Compulsory Elective

1) Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology





2) Methods in Neurosciences I





3) Translational Neuroscience I





4) Methods in Neurosciences II





5) Translational Neuroscience II





6) Research Ethics and Technics





Pilot-Project (3-month, all day)





Projekt-Proposal (3-month, all day)





Master-thesis with colloquium





More Information about Master modules

More information about curriculum

Further Information about the Study Programme Translational Neuroscience in Düsseldorf

Neuroscience is a strongly evolving area with enormous relevance to the society. Basic neuroscience has provided valuable new evidence about brain development, aging, function and dysfunction and revealed ways to modulate brain processes. In translational neuroscience, these findings and technological advancement are used to contribute to the development of new diagnostic procedures and therapies for patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric diseases.

There are good reasons to study Translational Neuroscience in Düsseldorf. Internationally renown scientists with expertise in brain anatomy and neurophysiology, neuropathology, pre-clinical studies including studies using different animal models, neuropharmacology and -immunology, modeling, brain development, aging and clinical neuroscience support the programme, and will provide fascinating insights into the ever growing field of translational neuroscience. In addition to the excellent laboratory facilities on the HHU campus, the programme offers access to world-class neuroimaging and laboratory facilities for brain research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Further information can be found on the website of the department Translational Neuroscience:


Dr. Evelyn Oermann
Life Science Center, Merowinger Platz 1a
Building 97.36 Level 03 Room 39
Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30 - 13:30 am (previous notice requested)
Phone.: +49 211 81-06104

Dr. Manuel Marx
C.&O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research, Life Science Center, Merowinger Platz 1a
Building 97.36 Level 03 Room 39
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 am (and by appointment)
Phone: +49 211 81-06103


Start of Classes

Winter Semester

Study Duration

4 Semesters

Application Deadline


Period for Enrolment

See Admission Notification

Period for Re-Registration


Further Questions?

Translational Neuroscience Flyer

For further questions concerning the Master study programme as well as the application and admission procedure please contact:

Students Service Center (SSC) at Heinrich-Heine-University
Phone: +49 211 81-12345
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