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Welcome to the Master of Science Translational Neuroscience

The primary goal of the two-year Master of Science programme in Translational Neuroscience at Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) Düsseldorf is to qualify a new generation of biomedical investigators with an excellent training in an interdisci-plinary research environment aiming at improving diagnosis and therapy of patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases. Our programme provides students with a profound knowledge and understanding of normal brain structure and function as well as relevant mechanisms of brain diseases.

Our teaching program is inherently interdisciplinary. The faculty members are experienced academic teachers and scientists who are specialized in basic brain research as well as translational and clinical neuroscience. Students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds are being trained in a comprehensive and integrated curriculum. This includes for example teaching modules in cellular, molecular and systems neurobiology, neuroimmunology, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, as well as modern neuroimaging. In addition, special courses in neuroethics and hands-on training in a broad spectrum of modern neuroscience methods are being offered.

Internationally renown scientists with expertise in brain anatomy and neurophysiology, neuropathology, pre-clinical studies including different animal models, neuropharmacology and -immunology, computational modeling, brain development, aging research and clinical neurosciences 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. The Master Program Translational Neuroscience cooperates with the education programme of the Human Brain Project (HBP). Selected students will be offered to participate in this program.


This Master programme was accredited by Aqas e.V. in February 2016. The programme is  committed to the training of future neuroscientists for research careers at the university, non-university research centers as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.  Best graduates will be offered the opportunity for continued training as PhD researchers in graduate school iBrain.