Curriculum overview and credits

Doctoral research project (150 ECTS)

Throughout the three-year program (60 ECTS per year) doctoral candidates will work on their research projects. The second and third year will be dedicated almost exclusively to research and dissertation writing.

Teaching program (30 ECTS)

Teaching weeks

Focus courses (partly weekly, partly blocked week-long courses of at least 30 hours of teaching) will lay the foundation for interdisciplinary research by teaching students analytical, theoretical and methodological skills.

Candidates 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 candidates’ groups, the average of the three best tests of each class is taken as 100%.)

First semester
– Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
– Basic Philosophical Concepts and Philosophy of Mind
– Cognitive Neuroscience
– Clinical Neuroscience

Second semester
– Ethics and Neuroscience
– Neuroimaging
– Language and the Brain

Examples for additional courses
– Current issues in philosophy and neuroscience
– Matlab
– Python
– R

Obligatory academic key competencies courses

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

See: Scientific soft-skill / key competency courses

Lectures, presentations, workshops

  • Participation in international lecture series
  • Journal and methods clubs of cohorts
  • Annual research reviews in poster presentations
  • Annual academic retreats
  • Conference attendance with own talks or posters
This page last updated on: 12 May 2021