Neuroscience (Master's Programme)

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MSNEUR, Sun Jul 14 01:02:11 MEST 2024 | M2

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.

About the programme of study

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary research field, including disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, philosophy, physics, psychology and statistics. Neuroscientific problems and hypotheses are explored in different research groups at NTNU, through studies of humans, animal models and biochemical systems. This is also reflected in the wide range of available master's thesis projects.

The international MSc programme in Neuroscience at NTNU is the first of its kind in Norway, and it offers a comprehensive and coherent graduate education in Neuroscience. The programme is the result of cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences. It is embedded in strong research programmes in Neuroscience, as for example the Norwegian Centre of Excellence on Neural Computation and the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. In addition, the MSc programme builds on strong clinical research into major neurological and psychiatric disorders, for instance the Norwegian National Headache Centre.

Read more about what you will learn

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.

Graduated master's students can also apply for a wide range of positions, including:

  • Science teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Research and teaching administrator
  • Adviser in public and government institutions
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research assistant
  • Academic journalist
  • Medical writer for medical communication
  • Clinical data manager (working with different databases)
  • Patent agent

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The MSc in Neuroscience is an international programme, and this means that you will meet fellow students with different ethnical and cultural backgrounds. The MSc programme also provides an opportunity to develop your skills in the English language, since it is taught exclusively in English.

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The MSc is a two-year, full-time programme starting in the autumn semester.

There are two main components:

  • a master's thesis (60 credits)
  • theoretical and methodological courses (60 credits)

Read more about the programme structure

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December
  • EU/EEA/Swiss students: 1 March
  • Norwegian/Nordic students: 15 April

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees will be charged international students with citizenship from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, based on categories. The Master's programme in Neuroscience is category C. 

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Read more about admission and requirements

Contact our student advisor if you have any questions about the MSc in Neuroscience.

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