Masters Degree in Neuroscience in Europe

Top Masters in Neuroscience in Europe 2017

Neuroscience

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Neuroscience comprehends all applied sciences that have to do with the brain and nervous system. Taking a Master of Neuroscience allows the student to fully understand the functions and capabilities of the brain.

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Master's in Neuroscience in Europe

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MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing it secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]

Master in Philosophy: Philosophy of Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans .. [+]

Neuroscience belongs to the sciences that in the future will have a large impact on virtually all aspects of our functioning as humans. Neuroscience has already changed the view we have on ourselves. This programme offers an answer to a need for responsible scientists, scientists who are sensitive to the conceptual issues in their own specific subdomain and who are, on the other hand, able to reflect and communicate about the broader implications of their field, clinical as well as societal. We aim at philosophy in neuroscience instead of philosophy about neuroscience. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The curriculum of PNS includes 30 ec in Philosophy, 36 ec in Neuroscience, 42 ec in Philosophy of Neuroscience, and 12 ec for the individual Master’s thesis, at the total of 120 ec. For details of the curriculum, please consult the website at www.vu.nl/philosophy SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme of PNS is open for Master and Research-Master students in Neuroscience. The programme instruction is in English. [-]

Res. Master in Cogn.& Clin. Neuroscience: Drug Development and Neurohealth

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

This specialisation provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. It includes interactions with industry and regulatory agencies. [+]

Best Master Programs in Neuroscience in Europe 2017. Res. Master in Cogn.& Clin. Neuroscience: Drug Development and Neurohealth This specialisation provides a theoretical background and practical experience in pharmaceutical drug research & development, medicinal nutrition and personalised healthcare. It includes interactions with industry and regulatory agencies. The overarching theme is the pipeline of drug research & development from design of the molecule to its applications in healthcare settings. Programme Outline The programme covers the process of bringing a new pharmaceutical drug to the market once a lead compound has been identified (drug discovery).It includes pre-clinical research (in-vitro/in-vivo) and clinical trials (in volunteers and patients) and obtaining marketing authorization.Molecular, biological, neuroanatomical, electrophysiological,and behavioural techniques as well as biomarker development into diagnostics,clinical trial methodology and pharmacovigilance are taught. Research The main research topics focus on clinical and pharmacological brain targets and biomarkers associated with affective-, neurodevelopmental-,neurodegenerative- and neurovascular disorders.Core courses are organized along these mechanisms/ disorders including practical training to acquire necessary laboratory skills.Specific workshops like 'Genes and Proteins', 'DrugMetabolism', 'Psychopharmacology' and'Pharmaco-epidemiology', provide additional technical knowledge. Internships During the programme, you will be part of a multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists including biological psychologists, molecular biologists, pharmacists, neurobiologists, neuroanatomists, psychopharmacologists, psychiatrists and neuroimmunologists. These professionals participate in world-wide international networks of research in relevant fields at academia and industry. This offers excellent opportunities for internships at small, medium and large companies in biotechnology- and clinical research organisations, pharmaceutical- and nutrition industries as well as governmental organisations in food and drug regulation. Career Focus The Drug Development and Neurohealth specialisation equips researchers with the skills needed for pharmaceutical drug discovery &development and personalised healthcare in neuroscience in academic, industrial, as well as governmental settings. Is It Right For Me? Which brain drugs are most urgently needed in society? Do all drugs work the same in every individual or do we need to know the patients genotype (personalised healthcare)? Which genetic alterations make you more vulnerable to brain diseases and/or more receptive to drug effects in the brain? Can we develop biomarkers as diagnostics to predict drug effects in the brain?Can a change in diet or nutritional supplements be as effective as drug treatment? How do we translate new knowledge from R&D into astart-up company? If you are interested in such questions then Drug Development and NeuroHealth is the right choice. Students with different backgrounds can participate and become a trained neuroscientist equipped for up-to-date drug research. Therefore,motivated students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, biology, or life sciences are well suited to this programme. "The specialisation Drug Development and Neurohealth is an interdisciplinary programme, which offers a great opportunity to apply a wide range of molecular and clinical neuroscience methods, while the focus remains on improving mental healthcare.” Prof. Dr. Wim Riedel Coordinator Drug Development and Neurohealth At A Glance 24-month duration Year 1 | Core courses: Introduction to Molecular and Biochemical Techniques Introduction to Psychology Medical Needs & Failures, Target Discovery Drug Discovery Big data in drug discovery and development Safety & Drug Metabolism Clinical Development Registration and Pharmacovigilance Valorisation Neuropsychopharmacology Psychopharmacology Personalised Healthcare Biomedical Imaging Advanced Statistics I & II Year 2 | Core courses: Applied Therapeutics Research Grant Writing Research internship and master’s thesis [-]

Master in Brain and Cognition

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC). These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will thus be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the CBC and will be integrated in one of its... [+]

Master in Brain and Cognition One of the greatest challenges in science is to explain the human mind. Thanks to the advent of revolutionary brain research methods, great progress in behavioural research techniques and the incredible inventiveness of many researchers, cognitive and neural sciences are finding ways to better approach this problem. The master's programme in Brain and Cognition will guide students through the latest and most exciting findings brought about by the interaction between cognitive research and brain research, furnishing them with the theoretical and practical means to actively participate in this exciting enterprise. The core of the master's programme is composed of the research groups at UPF's Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC). These groups are directed by renowned scientists in areas such as computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, vision, multisensory perception, human development and comparative cognition. Students will thus be exposed to the ongoing research projects at the CBC and will be integrated in one of its main research lines, where they will conduct original research for their final project. Objectives The aim of this master's programme is to offer research-oriented training in various fundamental domains of cognitive neuroscience. The programme faculty's main objective is to provide students with the training they need to understand how a scientific question becomes a topic of experimental research in cognitive neuroscience and how they could carry out this research. Who is it for? The master's programme will be of interest to psychologists, philosophers, MDs, biologists, linguists, mathematicians or physicists seeking to pursue a career investigating the fascinating question of how the relationship between the mind and the brain enables cognitive functions. While the programme is thus particularly apt for students who want to be trained to do research in cognitive neuroscience, it is also strongly recommended for individuals seeking to enrich their careers by obtaining a solid basis in cognitive neuroscience. Given its research orientation, the level of this one-year master's programme corresponds to the second year of a two-year master's in other international programmes. Students who are interested in the programme but do not have sufficient credits to enrol in a second-year master should contact the coordinator for further information. Structure and Content The programme is organized in three terms and consists of a total of 26 compulsory subject credits, 7 research seminar credits, and a 27-credit final research project. Depending on their individual curriculum, students may be required to take preliminary courses on the basics of brain and cognition and on statistics. Subjects will cover essential topics to ensure uniform knowledge and training. Students will be encouraged to be as involved as possible in ongoing original research projects and will be active participants in the seminars held by the CBC's research groups within their main area of interest. These seminars are where the research groups discuss recent outstanding scientific articles, present the progress made on ongoing research projects and critically analyse the results of other researchers. Students will have to complete an original research project under the supervision of one of the faculty members, to be carried out in the CBC's laboratories or, upon prior agreement, with another research group at UPF. Career prospects Graduates of this master's programme will be well positioned to enter a PhD programme in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field and to join other Spanish or international research teams (including UPF's own). Available facilities The Center for Brain and Cognition has a 300m2 state-of-the-art laboratory space equipped with rooms for adult behavioural and psychophysical studies, rooms for infant research, EEG/ERP recording facilities for adults and infants, neuronavigated TMS, eye-trackers for adult and infant research, experimental settings for comparative cognition, agreements with imaging centres providing access to MRI scanning facilities, a 24-node computational cluster, and a dedicated technical workshop to set up specific experimental setups on demand. Scholarships and grants The CBC offers partial tuition fee grants for a selected group of students based on merit. The number and exact amount of these grants is contingent upon available funds. Admission requirements In order to be admitted to the Brain and Cognition - MSc candidates must submit the following documents: Official undergraduate degree/diploma (a Bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, in the case of a foreign degree, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution). In addition, the official academic transcript with the average grade at the university of origin. Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted. Curriculum Vitae in English. A letter of motivation in English, stating the candidate's expectations and interest in participating in the master's programme (600 to 800 words). Two letters of recommendation sent directly by referees with a good knowledge of the candidate. Proof of English language (level B2) Identity Card or Passport. OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme. Research experience. Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme. In addition, the selection committee Department may decide to interview the candidate. The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript If you have finished your Bachelor's degree when you submit your application, you will need to send us the following documents: A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or certification/proof of degree completion. A photocopy of your completed official undergraduate transcript. However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when submitting the application, you will need to provide us with the following documents: A signed declaration that the degree will be obtained before beginning the master's programme PDF document A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript. [-]

Master in Neurobiology

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
Campus Full time October 2017 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

This program is an interdisciplinary program of study and designed to provide students broad training opportunities in the field of Neurobiology. [+]

Best Master Programs in Neuroscience in Europe 2017. Lobachevsky University offers a master's degree program (taught in English) in the high priority scientific discipline of Neurobiology. The Neurobiology program is geared towards those who are interested in studying the principles of brain functionality. This field is highly relevant and offers tremendous perspectives in modern science. This is connected with the growth of medical applications: development in the area of prostheses, creation of systems for pharmacological testing, expansion of possibilities of research-instrument equipment. Technical applications include: development of smart navigation systems and control of electro-mechanical devices. The Neurobiology program includes a wide range of the fundamental issues and applied tasks in the area of biology, medicine, physics, and robotics. The Neurobiology program proposes the study of principles and mechanisms of functionality of cells and cellular networks of the brain. Experimental study methods in brain function include: electro-physiological methods of registration with the use of patch-clamp and multi-electrode technology, fluorescent optical imaging, and methods of mathematical modeling. Development of the Neurobiology program will provide preparation of highly qualified specialists in multi-disciplinary areas. Practical work is carried out in the Institute of Life Systems at the Niznhi Novgorod Neuroscience Center. The most modern equipment is used in: the optical Neuro-imaging laboratory, cellular electro-physiology, cellular technology, molecular neurobiology. The following practical-innovative courses are taught within the framework of the program: - Biology, - Biophysics, - Mathematical modeling, - Engineering, - Theory of oscillations and waves, - Physiology of higher neural activity, - Molecular-biology. Graduates of the program will be highly-qualified specialists; possessing cutting edge knowledge and methods in the areas of neurobiology and biophysics, and will be able to work at medical instrumentation enterprises, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical laboratories, scientific-research centers, universities and medical centers. [-]

Master in Neurosciences

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 18  October 2017 Germany Göttingen

In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. [+]

Master in Neurosciences (M.Sc.)

 

In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. After a three-year doctoral program, the title Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Dr. rer. nat. respectively can be earned. Alternatively, after successful completion of both their medical studies and the Ph.D. study program, medical students may apply for the degree of a “Medical Doctor – Doctor of Philosophy” (MD-Ph.D.). Due to the lack of a semester structure, the integration of different subjects into a consistently structured curriculum, and the possibility to directly change to the doctoral program without writing a Master’s thesis, the duration of study is shortened. All courses are held in English.The study program is divided into two segments. The first year comprises 36 weeks of lectures, tutorials, seminars, methods courses, and individually supervised research projects. Laboratory rotations and individual supervision as well as the involvement of lecturers from the Max Planck Institutes and the German Primate Center in the teaching assure a combination of theory, practical projects, and intensive research work. The first study year ends with one written and two oral examinations which qualify for the Master’s thesis. The Master’s thesis can be waived for students who have passed these examinations with good or excellent results so that they can change to the three-year doctoral program directly.In the postgraduate segment of the program, the student is accompanied by a ‘thesis committee’, consisting of the supervisor of the thesis and two additional faculty members of the study program. Also the participation in scientific conferences and courses at an early stage as well as the publishing in international journals are part of the prerequisites for graduation. The graduate program encourages research stays in and co operations with external guest laboratories.A very important aim of the study program includes social integration. The coordination office facilitates the students’ start in Göttingen and offers a central contact point throughout the entire course of studies from ‘Application to Graduation’.The faculties of Biology and Psychology, Medicine, and Physics, the German Primate Center, the European Neuroscience Institute, as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry, for Experimental Medicine, and for Dynamics and Self-Organization participate in the interdisciplinary study program Neurosciences. At the same time, the study program is an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).... [-]


Master in Neurosciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Neurosciences is a two-year, full-time programme. Teaching comprises lectures, research seminars, work groups, demonstrations, lab... [+]

Master in Neurosciences

 

Brain disorders, in particular neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses, are among the most prevalent and debilitating diseases of our time. They are typically caused by the interplay of environmental factors and genetic variation in multiple genes, which is currently being mapped by major international initiatives. Future brain research should therefore focus on integrative projects as a next step in characterizing this complex environmental/genetic interplay and in revealing how it translates into brain function and/or disease. To succeed, we need a new generation of neuroscientists capable of integrating information from genes and proteins to synapses, and from networks up to complex brain function and dysfunction. Are you ready for the challenge?... [-]


Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Neuroeconomics

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time Netherlands

Neuroeconomics is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour aiming at understanding human individual and social decision making by investigating their neuronal basis and underlying psychological processes. [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]


Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience - Specialized in Psychopathology provides students with the theoretical background and clinical insights necessary for future research in the various fields related to mental ... [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]


Res. Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Fundamental Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Fundamental Neuroscience provides students with both the theoretical background and practical experience of researchers at the interface between neuroscience and psychology. [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five  specialisations. The five  specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]


Research Master in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience -Specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience aims at understanding the neural basis of human cognition, perception and behaviour using the most ... [+]

Research Master (MSc) in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

 

The research master’s (Master of Science) programme in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience is a two-year programme that offers five specialisations. The five specialisations are: Cognitive Neuroscience, Fundamental Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychopathology and Neuroeconomics. This interfacultary programme (Psychology; Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Business and Economics)  is designed for excellent students who want to continue their studies at a graduate school that prepares them for a career in the field of research. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English.... [-]