A learning agreement signed by the student, the supervisor at the host institution, and the Oldenburg supervisor (from the list of examiners), needs to be submitted to the examination office prior to the start of lab work.
Module can be taken multiple times (see list of choices for each semester), however, examination of individual projects by the same supervisor is limited to EITHER two research projects (neu600 and / or neu610), OR one research project (neu600 or neu610) and the master thesis (first or second supervisor)
All teachers from the list of MSc Neuroscience examiners at the University of Oldenburg can act as examiners, students should contact appropriate supervisors individually
Prior to project start, external and local supervisors must fill the learning agreement form. The supervisor at the host institution is invited to submit a short, written statement of assessment, final grading is done by the supervisor from the list of examiners.
Time of examination
within 2 months after conclusion of lab work
Skills to be acquired in this module
+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Expt. methods
++ Independent research
++ Scient. literature
++ Social skills
+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
++ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English
Students are introduced to independent research in a specific area of neuroscience by a scientifically working group outside of the regular MSc Neuroscience faculty at the University of Oldenburg (usually a university, research institute, clinics or scientifically working company in Germany or abroad)
Students perform individual research projects to learn:
planning and organization of a research project in a group outside of University of Oldenburg
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