What are 5 Interesting Concepts in Neuroscience

Neuroscience major

A master’s degree in neuroscience deepens basic knowledge of natural science and engineering from related bachelor’s degree programs and supplements it with subject-specific knowledge from areas such as systems neurosciences, theoretical, cognitive and affective neurosciences, computer-based sciences and neuromorphic engineering. Classical and contemporary research work is discussed in a theoretical part, while a practical part imparts knowledge of measurement methods and data analysis. Basic knowledge can be deepened in electives from the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering and biology. The final master's thesis contains a research project and prepares for further research work.

J. K., Neural Systems and Computation in the 3rd semester Master at the ETH Zurich.

"What fascinates me about neurosciences is that, among other things, they try to answer questions of great human relevance."

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The interdisciplinary orientation of the master’s degree requires a broad interest in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, medicine and technology and solid knowledge from a corresponding bachelor’s degree. Studying also requires a high degree of commitment, independence and discipline, the ability to think in networks, curiosity and an open view of the world. Neurosciences are future-oriented. Anyone who chooses the subject should therefore enjoy dealing with new, complex technologies as well as perseverance in research and the development of new concepts and products.


Those aiming for a career in research usually complete their studies with a doctorate. This is often followed by post-doc studies abroad.

Research topics

Neuroscientific research examines phenomena on a molecular biological level, but also on the level of experience, thought and action. Some examples:

  • Sensory perception and motor skills
  • the sleep
  • child development and learning
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Stroke and tumors

Admission, registration and start of studies

Information on admission to the various universities as well as registration and the start of studies can be found under Admission, Registration, Start of Studies.