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neu600 - Neuroscience Research Project (Complete module description)
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Module label Neuroscience Research Project
Module code neu600
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Seminar (SE): 15 h contact / 30 h reading and presentation preparation
Research Internship (IFP): 120 h contact / 125 h independent lab work / 40 h backround reading / 90 h internship report / 30 h preparation
Faculty/Institute Department of Neurosciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Research Modules
Contact person
Module responsibility
Authorized examiners
Further responsible persons
all MSc Neuroscience teachers
Entry requirements
Depending on project choice, please check Stud.IP and ask the supervisor.

Module can be taken multiple times, however, supervision of individual projects is limited to 45 ECTS for the same combination of student and supervisor (1 research module + Master thesis OR up to 3 research modules, including external research projects)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Students perform individual research projects to learn:
  • planning, performing and analyzing experiments and / or simulations
  • working with scientific background literature on the specific context of the project
  • oral and / or poster presentation and discussion of backgrounds and results in the lab seminar
  • write a scientific report
Module may serve as preparation for a Master's thesis.

+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Expt. Methods
++ Independent research
++ Scient. Literature
+ Social skills
+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
+ Maths/Stats/Progr.
+ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English
+ Ethics
Module contents
The Research Module is carried out under the guidance and supervision of a member of the Neuroscience faculty at the University of Oldenburg.
It comprises approximately 7 (minimum 5) weeks of experimental or theoretical work, individually or in small groups, and, usually, participation in a regular group seminar during that time.

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
Please refer to the list of options in Stud.IP and contact potential supervisors directly.

The timing of projects is by individual arrangement with the supervisor. Many, but not all, project options can also be scheduled during semester breaks, and / or as part-time options (lasting more than 7 weeks).
Note that, for some options, priority for admission to the project is given to students who passed a background module offered by the supervisor
Participation in a poster presentation at the neuroscience career day (in March) is not mandatory but highly recommended.
Reader's advisory
Provided by the supervisor, depending on the project
Languages of instruction
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency every semester
Module capacity unlimited (
no restriction
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Projektpraktikum 4.00 SuSe or WiSe 56 h
Seminar 2.00 SuSe or WiSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
* within 2 months after conclusion of lab work
* in addition, mandatory but ungraded: presentation at lab seminar