Master of Science in Neuroscience

About Neuroscience

Are you wondering how thoughts and emotions arise in the nerve cells in the brain? Do you want to use a wide range of methods from the natural sciences to investigate how the brain works, and what goes wrong when disease occurs? If so, NTNU's interdisciplinary MSc in Neuroscience is the right choice for you.



The application deadline for for applicants from non-EU/non-EEA students is 1 December. The application deadline for students from EU/EEA countries is 1 March.  You submit your application electronically.


Career Prospects

The MSc in Neuroscience is suitable for students motivated towards research or teaching in neuroscience in particular, or the natural sciences in general. The introduction to experimental and analytical methods is relevant to other academic areas as well.


Programme Components

The MSc is a two-year, full-time programme starting in the autumn semester. There are two main components: a master's thesis worth 60 credits, and theoretical and methodological courses totalling a further 60 credits.


Student Guidance

Contact one of our student counsellors if you have any questions about the MSc programme. Email: / Telephone: +47 72 82 07 00


Degree: Master of Science in Neuroscience
Programme code: MSNEUR
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
Restricted admission: Yes (20 places)
Language of Instruction: English

Faculty: Medicine
Department: Neuroscience

Location: Trondheim (Campus Øya)

The validity of the information: 2016/2017

Application Deadline

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December 2015
  • EU/EEA students: 1 March 2016
  • Norwegian and Nordic applicants: 15 April 2016

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.