Curriculum overview and credits

Years 1–3: Doctoral research project (150 credits)

Throughout the three-year program (50 credits per year) students will work on their research projects. The second and third year will be dedicated almost exclusively to research and dissertation writing.

Years 1–2: Teaching program (21 credits)

7 focus courses (partly weekly, partly blocked week-long courses of at least 30 hours of teaching) during the first year of the doctoral program will lay the foundation for interdisciplinary research by teaching students analytical, theoretical and methodological skills.

Students take written exams at the end of each of the classes and will have to achieve 75% to pass. (To deal with the interdisciplinarity of students groups, the average of the three best test of each class is taken as 100%.)

First semester

  • 1 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
  • 2 Basic Philosophical Concepts and Philosophy of Mind
  • 3 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 4 Clinical Neuroscience

Second semester

  • 5 Ethics and Neuroscience
  • 6 Neuroimaging
  • 7 Language and the Brain

Years 1–3: Academic soft-skill courses (4 credits)

  • Scientific presentation (first year)
  • Good Scientific Practice (first year)
  • Scientific writing (second year)
  • Grant-application writing (third year)

Years 1–3: Lectures, presentations, workshops (5 credits)

  • Lecture series
  • Journal and methods clubs
  • Annual research reviews (poster presentations)
  • Annual academic retreats (optional)
  • Conference attendance (with own talks or posters)
This page last updated on: 20 September 2018