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Curriculum of Neurobiology

The Master’s specialisation in Neurobiology has a course load of 120 EC (two years). Four compulsory courses form a common programme for all Neurobiology specialisation students in the first year. The programme of the second year can largely be made according to your own choices, with electives, a research proposal and two internships at a research topic of your choosing.

About this study curriculum

The course overview is an indication of the study programme of the academic year 2024-2025. Are you a current student, please consult the online course guide for your course overview.

COURSE GUIDE

Course overview

The structure of your programme is as follows:

  • Compulsory courses (18 EC)
  • Electives (18 EC)
  • Review article (6 EC)
  • Research proposal (6 EC)
  • Two internships (2 x 36 EC)
Total EC
120 EC
Elective courses
P1
P2
P3
P4
Natural Science electives
9 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4
Philosophy elective
3 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4
Free electives
6 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4

Your core curriculum is supplemented by electives. The elective programme consists of Natural Science electives, a Philosophy elective and Free electives. You’re free to compose this programme as you wish, provided that the level and coherence is sufficient for the Examination Board.

Natural Science electives (9 EC)
You need to choose at least one course from a list of selected electives for Medical Biology. The remaining EC can be filled with academic courses within the field of natural sciences. You can also choose to use 6 EC as extension of your internship.

Philosophy elective (3 EC)
Choose one Philosophy course from a set list of Science Philosophy electives.

Free electives (6 EC)
You can add 6 EC of electives as any course taught at Radboud University, another Dutch university or abroad. 

Internships
P1
P2
P3
P4
36 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4
36 EC
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4

A large part of this specialisation consists of two research internships that can be performed at departments of the Donders Institute. It is also possible to do an internship at a company, for example, at the Brain, Body, and Behaviour Division of Philips, Eindhoven, or at other Universities in the Netherlands (e.g. at Maastricht University) or abroad. If you're interested in studying in Germany, it is possible to apply for a grant to perform an internship at the Max Planck Gesellschaft, one of the world's most renowned research institutes. 

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Thesis & research
P1
P2
P3
P4
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4
  1. P1
  2. P2
  3. P3
  4. P4