15 Masters of Science in Neuroscience

When it comes to furthering one’s education, nothing will better prepare them to take the next professional step in their lives more than a master’s degree. An MSc is a degree option that helps individuals achieve goals pertaining to position and salary. An MSc in Neuroscience is perhaps the best option for individuals interested in brain function. What is an MSc in Neuroscience? It is… Read more

When it comes to furthering one’s education, nothing will better prepare them to take the next professional step in their lives more than a master’s degree. An MSc is a degree option that helps individuals achieve goals pertaining to position and salary. An MSc in Neuroscience is perhaps the best option for individuals interested in brain function.

What is an MSc in Neuroscience? It is a program where students will learn about the manner in which the brain works. Whether investigating how the brain functions or understanding how to assist those facing problems with their nervous system, this program will help students understand the overall nature and workings of both the human and animal brains. As with any field, there are numerous subcategories within neuroscience. Systems neuroscience may be studied for a focus on the function of neural circuits and their correlating physical behaviors. Cognitive neuroscience delves into the psychological functions of the circuits. Molecular neuroscience and the study of the very development of the nervous system is a specialized form of study. Translational research deals specifically with the diseases of the system, along with how to diagnose and determine causes.

Obtaining an MSc in Neuroscience opens up opportunities to work directly with patients in need of neurological care, as well as chances to be behind the scenes in resolving issues. Students will learn how to work in a laboratory setting, analyzing data, and heading up experimental environments. They will also be taught how to concisely communicate scientific findings in both a written and oral manner.

Costs can vary based on where the institution is located, as well as the length of time expected. It is best to research the school of interest before applying to clarify the cost of their particular program.

With an MSc in Neuroscience, students can develop careers working directly with patients facing issues with their nervous system as a neuro psychiatrist, a neurological nurse, a neurosurgeon, or a developmental psychologist. There are opportunities to study the brain and nervous system in a lab setting as a neurobiologist or neuroscientist. In this ever changing field, there is always a need for continual experimentation and research.

There are now international programs with online options, making any location convenient when applying to an MSC in Neuroscience. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Through its i ... +

Mod4NeuCog is an elite MSc program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow. Through its innovative approaches to mentoring, Mod4NeuCog aims to foster natural curiosity and autonomy in students. The goal is to develop active researchers at the interface of applied mathematics and cognitive sciences. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Carrick Institute
Cape Canaveral, USA

Our Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience degree program is designed for healthcare professionals that desire an academic Master's degree in clinical neuroscience. There ... +

Our Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience degree program is designed for healthcare professionals that desire an academic Master's degree in clinical neuroscience. There is a significant demand for clinical academics trained in neuroscience at universities, research labs, and clinical practice. Our program is a unique experience based upon our 40 years of experience educating healthcare professionals in neuroscience. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
Aug 2020
Online
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom +1 More

This Master’s degree has been designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate study and PhD research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and imaging methods. ... +

This Master’s degree has been designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate study and PhD research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and imaging methods. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Östermalm, Sweden

The human brain contains nearly 100 billion neurons, forming about 10 000 billion synapses. Understanding the brain and nervous system is one of the most complex challenges in ... +

The human brain contains nearly 100 billion neurons, forming about 10 000 billion synapses. Understanding the brain and nervous system is one of the most complex challenges in modern science and our MSc program is directed towards students who want a research connected education covering specializations in neurochemistry, molecular functions, and disorders of the nervous system. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the biggest challenges the scientific community is currently working on. Computational cognitiv ... +

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the biggest challenges the scientific community is currently working on. Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jul 2020
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree offers the latest developments in Cognitive Neuroscience research and its clinical applications. The whole programme is strongly focused on laboratories – ... +

The Master’s degree offers the latest developments in Cognitive Neuroscience research and its clinical applications. The whole programme is strongly focused on laboratories – equipped with instruments such as TMS, tDCS, GEODESIC software – which allow our students’ theoretical learning to be integrated with the use of this technology to the purpose of enhancing their practical skills too. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
07 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, ma ... +

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Bilkent University Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Ankara, Turkey

The graduate program in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad background and training in the neuroscience field. Our mission i ... +

The graduate program in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad background and training in the neuroscience field. Our mission is to provide students with the instruction, research experience, and mentoring they need to become leaders in research and education. Students will take a variety of courses that focus on both systems neuroscience and cellular and molecular neuroscience, as well as courses that are offered from different departments including Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics and Psychology among others. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
03 Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (Research) offers integrated teaching by top researchers from three faculties in small groups, and students collaborate in st ... +

The MSc in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences (Research) offers integrated teaching by top researchers from three faculties in small groups, and students collaborate in stable cohorts during the 2 years. We also provide excellent research facilities including University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), NeuroImaging Center and Center for Life Sciences. More than 75% of our students enroll in Ph.D. projects after graduation, and our program was awarded the 'Top Rated Program' label (Keuzegids Masters 2017). -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Sep 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

We offer a research-based training program. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, learning how to design, conduct, analyze experiments. Students wi ... +

We offer a research-based training program. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, learning how to design, conduct, analyze experiments. Students will also learn to present their work, both in written and oral formats. One particular strength of our department is “behavioral neuroscience” which focuses on the relationship between brain and behavior. Research topics in our department are diverse, including animal social behavior, learning and memory, decision making, addiction, developmental plasticity (including the effects of brain injury, stress, and drugs on brain development), neural coding, motor control, comparative neuroanatomy, comparative behavioral analysis, attention, and robotics. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Maastricht, Netherlands

In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation, you'll study the human brain and how it relates to cognition, perception and behaviour. The programme combines in-depth knowledge ... +

In the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation, you'll study the human brain and how it relates to cognition, perception and behaviour. The programme combines in-depth knowledge on human brain function and cognition with practical training in applying non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Notthingham, Faculty of Science
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Understanding the human brain is one of the grand challenges of science and is important for basic science, health, and technology. This is an interdisciplinary course that un ... +

Understanding the human brain is one of the grand challenges of science and is important for basic science, health, and technology. This is an interdisciplinary course that uniquely combines aspects of psychology, mathematics and computer science. Computational neuroscience aims to better understand brain function, develop better analysis tools for neural data and inspire artificial intelligence algorithms. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
07 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Weizmann Institute of Science, Feinberg Graduate School
Rehovot, Israel

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, syn ... +

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, synapses, circuits, behavior, and cognition. Neuroscience in the Weizmann Institute embraces research in all of these aspects. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Notthingham, Faculty of Science
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Understand cognitive neuroscience by developing your brain imaging techniques and data analysis skills. Our research-engaged teaching ensures you are taught by the brightest m ... +

Understand cognitive neuroscience by developing your brain imaging techniques and data analysis skills. Our research-engaged teaching ensures you are taught by the brightest minds who are working towards understanding the complexities of the human brain. Be inspired and join our world. You will gain knowledge in imaging methods, experimental design, analytical research and data analysis. Optional modules let you explore areas in the field that you find most interesting. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
07 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Weizmann Institute of Science, Feinberg Graduate School
Rehovot, Israel

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, syn ... +

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, synapses, circuits, behavior, and cognition. Neuroscience in the Weizmann Institute embraces research in all of these aspects. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus