Charité – University of Medicine Berlin

Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching are delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training.


Medical Neurosciences focuses on translational research. The main objective is to bridge the gap between successes at the bench and treatment at the bedside. We integrate basic laboratory research and the clinic in terms of faculty, students, course content and infrastructure. The program covers the breadth of neuroscience from molecular neurobiology to cognition and neurovascular diseases.

The program encourages students to develop their own, individual professional, offering a variety of elective lectures and lab rotation opportunities combined with the design of individual development plans. As a result, students have developed a variety of projects and activities, such as a students' run newsletter CNS, contribution to science slams, self-organized retreats, advisory groups for the development of the program and many others.


University Location

Berlin is an exciting and colourful capital of Germany, attracting people from around the world. As a hot spot for science, Berlin is home to 13 universities including Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is the medical faculty of both of these prestigious universities. In addition, a range of non-university research centres is based here such as the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Leibniz Research Center for Molecular Pharmacology and the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

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Charité – University of Medicine Berlin

The Master's programme covers the breadth of neuroscience from molecular and cellular neurobiology to systems neuroscience and cognition. Since the programme focuses on t ... [+]


The Master's programme covers the breadth of neuroscience from molecular and cellular neurobiology to systems neuroscience and cognition. Since the programme focuses on translational research, bringing findings from the bench to the bedside, special emphasis is given to pathological aspects of neurophysiology and clinical neuroscience.

Stressing the importance of practical experimental skills, hands-on lab training including the Master's thesis accounts for 50% of the programme. For the theory modules, one-third of the time is dedicated to classroom teaching and two-thirds of the time is allocated to self-study.

Degree: MSc (with the option to continue in the PhD programme) Course location: Berlin In cooperation with: Freie Universität Berlin Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Einstein Center for Neurosciences Erasmus Mundus Programme Neurasmus Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology Berlin Institute of Health Teaching language: English Languages: All courses are taught in English. Programme duration: 4 semesters Beginning: Winter semester More information on the beginning of studies: The programme starts with an orientation week, usually during the first week in October. Application deadline: 15 January each year for the following winter semester. Tuition fees per semester in Euro: 2,500 Combined Master's degree / PhD programme: Yes Joint degree / double degree programme: No Course organisation Semester 1 Nervous System: Structure, Function and Development (5 CP ECTS) Neurophysiology (5 CP ECTS) Data and Statistics (5 CP ECTS) Critical Thinking in Translational Research (5 CP ECTS) Lab Rotation 1 + Methods (10 CP ECTS) Semester 2... [-]
Germany Berlin
October 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 semesters
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