Neuroscience

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years

Neuroscience

– Career Prospects


The field of Neuroscience is multidisiplinary and rapidly developing. The MSc in Neuroscience at NTNU offers both a basic introduction to this research area as well as training in research methodology. The master's programme 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.

Completion of the MSc degree qualifies for study at the PhD level.

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

 

Examples of Graduated Students' Careers

Examples of Graduated Students' Careers

Picture of Marianne RuudMarianne Ruud graduated in 2011, and went on to work as a lecturer at the University College of Lillehammer:

"If I can give an advice to new students, it would be that it is important to think of the big picture when looking for a job. (...)
I must say that the compulsory courses have been of huge importance for my current work."

Read more about Marianne Ruud.

Picture of Øystein BrekkØystein Brekk graduated in 2011, and then took his PhD at the Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens (BRFAA).

"It is advisable to send out applications for PhD positions as well as other positions when you are halfway through the master's degree."

Read more about Øystein Brekk.

Picture of Dejana GajdasevicDejana Gajdasevic graduated in 2010 and then started working as a laboratory consultant at Molde Hospital.

"My master's degree has contributed to defining me as a more independent employee".

Read more about Dejana Gajdasevic.

Picture of Seth Bonsu AgyeiSeth Bonsu Agyei graduated in 2011, and then took his PhD at the Developmental Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology at NTNU.

"I wanted to study at NTNU because of the high standard of education at the university. The Neuroscience program also has some of the world's leading researchers as faculty members."

Read more about Seth Bonsu Agyei.

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Improving synapse-visualization technology

Name: Donkyun Lim
Study Programme: Master of Science in Neuroscience, completed in 2018
Profession: Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

"While you are students, focus on yourself to improve based on your failures"

Investigating neurodevelopment

Name: Henrik Østby
Study Programme: Master of Science in Neuroscience, completed in 2019
Profession: PhD Candidate, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

"The best thing about my job is that I can investigate questions that I have and that I constantly learn new techniques, methods and ideas concerning the brain"

Working with cognitive psychology and cognitive/behavioral neuroscience

Name: Emilie Raanes
Study Programme: Master of Science in Neuroscience, completed in 2019
Profession: Research assistant, NTNU

"Follow your academic interests and create your own opportunities by reaching out to other people"

Carrying out behavioral and electrophysiological experiments

Name: Luis de la Cuesta Ferrer
Study Programme: Master of Science in Neuroscience, completed in 2018
Profession: PhD student, Johannes Gutenberg - Universität Mainz

"I am always intrigued about coming to work: Who knows what we might figure out today that was unknown yesterday"

Examples of Employers

Examples of Employers

  • Universities
  • University colleges
  • Colleges
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food industry
  • Biotech and Medtech industries
  • Academic publishers
  • Govermental agencies, governmental laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Private research foundations