|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
The programme gives an overview in the fields of Neurobiology, Sociobiology and Ecology. This includes aspects of neurogenetics and behaviour as well as the interaction of individuals, social groups and large populations in complex and variable ecosystems.
The students learn basic principles underlying chronobiology/endogenous clocks, integrative approaches to elucidate complex correlations in the field of behavioral biology, and obtain insight into current research in the field. The two topics selected of which each one is consisting of two theory modules and a practical course unit provides both theoretical and experimental skills. Further research training is provided in a selected field of interest, and the students are actively involved in ongoing research projects and learn to independently plan and perform both theoretical and experimental work and finally, to summarize and discuss the results obtained in the thesis.
On the background of a bachelor degree in Biology/Life Sciences, the students become familiar with various aspects of Neurobiology and Organismic Biology with a special focus on Neuroethology. Particular topics within the programme profile provide theoretical knowledge, skills in scientific thinking, experimental planning and critically discussing the results obtained. The students are enabled to address scientific questions in the fields of Neurobiology/Neurosciences, Behavioral Biology and the various interactions of organisms and populations in complex habitats. They know to approach scientific problems both theoretically and experimentally, and - based on the results obtained - to further develop scientific models and hypotheses.