Study structure

Neuroscience (Master's Programme)

Programme structure

Master's thesis

Objective of the master’s thesis

The purpose of the master's thesis is to develop the students' scientific problem-focused approach and improve their ability to pursue lifelong learning. In their work on the thesis, the students will train in resolving problems independently, undertaking critical assessment of scientific literature and formulating clear research questions.

Topics and Number of Credits

The master's thesis gives 60 credits and corresponds to one year of full-time work. However, planning of the thesis should commence as early as possible.

The wide range of research expertise among faculty members mean that the standard of thesis projects is very high and there are opportunities to cover a large variety of subjects. A selection of potential projects will be presented in the first semester of the master's programme.

Topics to date have included:

  • Anatomy/Neuroanatomy
  • Development
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Memory
  • Navigation
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Sensory Processing
  • Statistical Physics

Finding a Project

Potential projects for the master's thesis will be presented in the first semester. We do not expect that you have a project before you start.

Many research groups at NTNU offer master's thesis projects, including:

Study plan details

Check the current schedule for compulsory and elective courses by year and semester, as well as other details about the programme.

Study plan