mam - Master Thesis (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

mam - Master Thesis (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

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Modulbezeichnung Master Thesis
Modulkürzel mam
Kreditpunkte 30.0 KP
Workload 900 h

2 SWS Seminar (SE): 28 h contact, 62 h individual preparation (reading, preparation of presentations)

18 SWS Thesis project: total 810 h.Percentages of contact (individual supervision) and independent work (independent lab work, data analysis, reading, thesis writing) depend on the topic an methods of the thesis project

Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Abschlussmodul
Zuständige Personen
  • Kretzberg, Jutta (Modulverantwortung)
  • der Neuroscience, Lehrende (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Bräuer, Anja (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Debener, Stefan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Herrmann, Christoph Siegfried (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Kranczioch-Debener, Cornelia (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Lücke, Jörg (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Milenkovic, Ivan (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Puschmann, Sebastian (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Ruigendijk, Esther (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Sörös, Peter (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Özyurt, Jale Nur (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Albert, Jörg (Modulberatung)

The start of the master thesis requires prior completion of at least 60 ECTS.

Prior to the start of the thesis project, the form for application for the final thesis and final oral examination needs to be submitted to the examination office and approved by the examination committee. External examiners (not listed on the list of neuroscience examiners) need to apply for the status of an official examiner prior to the start of the project.

Depending on project choice, please ask the supervisor for additional requirements.


++ Neurosci. knowlg.

++ Expt. Methods

++ Independent research

++ Scient. Literature

++ Social skills

+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.

+ Maths/Stats/Progr.

++ Data present./disc.

+ Scientific English

+ Ethics

In their Master thesis, students perform individual research projects in the limited time of 6 month. Learning goals:

  • planning and organization of a research project
  • teamwork in a research group
  • formulate a scientific hypothesis
  • planning, performing and analyzing experiments and / or simulations
  • working with scientific background literature on the specific context of the project
  • oral presentation and discussion of backgrounds and results in the lab seminar
  • write a scientific report
  • optional: Prepare and present a scientific poster

The master thesis comprises 6 months of experimental or theoretical work and thesis writing, and a regular seminar for training, reporting and feedback advice during that time. The aim, methods and results of the thesis are presented in a final oral presentation and exam (Master’s colloquium).

Students can choose between many options of individual projects, offered by the different groups involved in the MSc Neuroscience study program. Research questions, methods and approaches differ between individual projects. The timing of projects is by individual arrangement with the supervisor. Note that, for some options, priority for admission to the project is given to students who passed a background and / or research module offered by the supervisor

Please refer to the Stud.IP MSc Neuroscience information community forum for information on the groups and contact potential supervisors directly.

The master thesis project is generally carried out under the guidance and supervision of a member of the Neuroscience faculty at the University of Oldenburg (see list of examiners) and additionally evaluated by a second examiner. External master thesis projects and / or evaluation by persons who are not on the list of examiners need prior approval by the examination committee.

Participation in the Stud.IP workshop on science communication ( and a poster presentation at the biology & neuroscience student poster symposium is not mandatory but highly recommended.


Provided by the supervisor, depending on the project.

Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul every semester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modulart Pflicht / Mandatory
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Lehr-/Lernform Individual project
Vorkenntnisse Depending on selected option – please contact the supervisor.
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
within 6 months after approval of the application
Thesis (90%), oral presentation (10 %)
Lehrveranstaltungsform Seminar
Angebotsrhythmus SoSe und WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 28 h