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Brains belong to the most complex systems in nature. They control perception, cognition and eventually the behaviour of animals and humans. Understanding the mechanisms that allow animals and humans to behave adaptively in complex environments is one of the most fascinating, but also most challenging tasks in science.

The graduate programme "Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution" provides the relevant interdisciplinary scientific training for a comprehensive education. It introduces concepts, fundamental experimental techniques, and the theoretical approaches that are required to perform research at the frontiers of this ambitious scientific field.

The graduate programme will comprise both a Master's programme and a PhD programme. Excellent students may change directly to the doctoral programme after the successful completion of their first year of studies.

Aims and objectives  
Study Programme (MSc) 
Module A: Probing Behaviour 
Module B: Neural Mechanisms 
Module C: Control of Behaviour 
Module D: Perception and Action 
Module E: Evolution of Behaviour 
Module F: Function of Behaviour 




Where to apply 



"Behaviour: From Neural Mechanisms to Evolution (MA/PhD)"
Information about the programme on the "German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)" website

Academic Course Counselling

Prof. Dr. Martin Egelhaaf