Training programs

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences – GSN-LMU

How does our brain work? This is one of the most exciting questions of modern life sciences, and is a reason why neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing research fields. The GSN-LMU is an interdisciplinary institution of the LMU Munich supported by the German Excellence Initiative. It is managed as a distinct institution governed by an interdisciplinary scientific board, and awards a degree independent from the traditional university structure.

Whether suitable candidates come with a BSc, MSc or PhD degree from a related field, or even as career changers holding a degree from a more distantly related field, the GSN-LMU can offer an individually tuned program that ensures all students leave with a profound knowledge in many different areas of neuroscience. As neuroscience is an ever developing field, constantly discovering new topics and creating new methods, the GSN-LMU is continually integrating these developments into our teaching concept. Students at the GSN-LMU have many opportunities during their studies to network with cutting-edge researchers, both in Munich and internationally. GSN-LMU faculty members, coming from 24 different research institutions in the Munich area, conduct research from a variety of fields, spanning:

• Behavioural & cognitive neuroscience
• Biomedical neuroscience
• Cellular & systems neuroscience
• Molecular & developmental neuroscience
• Neurophilosophy
• Theoretical neuroscience & technical applications

Our structured educational program also provides scientific guidance and curricular workshops on complementary skills, enhancing employability beyond graduation. The structure of the program is highly compatible with other programs worldwide, and our doctoral students receive an internationally accepted PhD degree.