Program MSc IDB
The Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences (MSc IDB) starts in the fall term (September) each year and is devoted to the following three main areas:
- Brain Biology
- Systems, Computation and Neural Technology
- Translational, Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience
Students complete a set of core modules, elective core modules, a Master's thesis project, and an internship in a company or a clinic.
The core modules provide a common foundation for students with different educational backgrounds and are mandatory for all IDB students.
Students may choose, in consultation with their mentor, a selection of elective core courses to suit their backgrounds and goals. Students must attend elective core modules from each of the the three above listed areas to obtain complementary ECTS credits (see Credit Point System).
A learning agreement (provided by the IDB Scientific Coordinator) must be signed by both the student and his/her mentor at the start and end of the studies (first and last semesters). The IDB Scientific Coordinator must be provided with a copy of the signed agreement in the first semester and the final signed agreement in the last semester (PDF version).
The program is affiliated with the Faculty of Science (MNF) at the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) of the ETH Zurich.
Students are awarded a Joint Master's Degree UZH/ETHZ. The leading house of this Joint Master is the University of Zurich, regulations are according to guidelines of the University of Zurich.