The Medical Student's Research Programme (MSRP) is a national research education and grant scheme for medical students who wish to carry out research in parallel with their studies. The Medical Student's Research Programme is offered to a group of the medical students (10%), who are interested in medical research, and willing to do research besides their studies.
The students at the MSRP follow the ordinary medical study. In addition to this, they achieve an organized research education and get to perform their own research activity, that might be the beginning of a PhD.
The students are affiliated at the MSRP after second or third year of their medical study. To be a student at the MSRP involves that their regulated medical study syllabus will be prolonged by one year, from 6 to 7 years. The students at the MSRP are affiliated at the research programme in 4,5 years, In two semesters and two summers they are full time resarchers, the rest of the time period they are part time resarchers.
Fulfilled MSRP will give a total of 120 ECTS, in addition to the ordinary study.
The Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience at NTNU provides an in-depth study of brain structure and -function, reaching from the molecular to systems level. A central aim for students is to understand how neural systems may contribute to sensory experiences, thoughts, emotions and behaviour, and learn to adopt experimental methods to gain new knowledge in the field.
The MSc in Neuroscience is a two-year, full-time programme. The teaching includes lectures, laboratory work/demonstrations and supervised project work. The language of instruction is English. Both Norwegian and international students are welcome to apply for a seat.
The objective of the Neuroscience PhD Programme is to provide theoretical and methodological training in neuroscience research and to contribute to increased understanding about basic biological principles for neural structure and activity and their importance for movement, sensory and autonomic functions, emotions, behaviour and cognitive processes in animals and human beings. Studies of normal function as well as elucidation of mechanisms for neurological and psychiatric illnesses are relevant. Through own research the students will learn to formulate and solve scientific questions and at the same time they will acquire basic skills and methods in parts of neuroscience. Theoretical studies are also possible in some areas (neuropholosophy).