Dept. of Neuroscience Curriculum

Planned duration of studies:

 

Planned duration of all three master programs is 4 terms (2 years). In the first two terms (first year) year students are expected to follow courses and last two terms (second year) they are expected to write the master thesis; prolonging the master thesis writing period from two terms (one year) to four terms (two years) is possible.

 

Planned duration of the PhD program differs in terms of the students’ background in the related fields:

 

For students who have an MD in a related field; planned duration of the study is 8 terms (four years) and students are expected to successfully finish the courses minimum in two  terms (one year), maximum in four terms (two years). For these students; the minimum duration of the whole PhD period is six terms (3 years).

 

For students who only have an undergraduate diploma in a related field; planned duration of the study is 10 terms and students are expected to successfully finish the courses minimum in four  terms (two years), maximum in six terms (three years). For these students; the minimum period of the whole PhD program is eight terms (4 years).

Students are also expected to write a thesis in the limits of the duration of the study; but if the students are not able to finish the project on time, it is also possible to prolong the thesis writing period maximum four terms (two years) more.

 

 

Table of credits for courses and thesis preparation:

 

Students of Masters Degree in Cognitive Neurology, MD in Electro-Neuro-Physiology and MD in Neuroscience Programs have to successfully complete at least 7 courses, not less than 21 credits in total, in addition to “Seminar” course and the Thesis. Seminar course and master thesis worth no credit and is evaluated as “Successful” (Passed) or “Unsuccessful” (Failed).

 

Students who have an MD in a related field and are in PhD program of Neuroscience have to successfully complete at least 8 courses, not less than 24 credits in total; and students who only have an undergraduate diploma in a related field are in PhD program of Neuroscience have to successfully complete at least 15 courses, not less than 45 credits in total. All students of PhD program are also expected to follow “Seminar” course (no credit), successfully pass the Proficiency Exam and write a thesis.

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