Both, the Ph.D.-programme and B.Sc.-Ph.D.-programme start on the 1st of October each year. Apart from the research work the programmes include research-oriented courses, science related courses, and general courses.
Mentors will monitor the studentís academic progress, offer guidance and support in all questions regarding the course programme and scientific work.
The Ph.D. in Neuroscience is based on completion of graduate course work, qualifying examination, research, and a dissertation and defense.
Apart from the research work the academic programme includes the participation in several courses. During the six semesters, the curriculum comprises the lecture "From Molecules to Cognition", lab rotations, practical and methodological courses, seminars, journal clubs, and soft skills (like presentation and management skills). All courses will be held in English and to an extent can be structured individually.
Each student has an individual advisory committee consisting of the thesis supervisor and one additional advisors. The committee will advise, guide, and support the candidate in all aspects of academic progress.
The IGSN also offers a one year graduation phase for candidates having a B.Sc. or equivalent degree. After successful completion of four intensive practical courses, seminars, and a qualifying examination, students will have the opportunity to enter the Ph.D.-programme directly.
Each student has an individual advisory committee consisting of the supervisor and one additional advisors in the first year graduation phase. The committee will advise, guide, support, and examine the candidate in all aspects of academic progress.