MSc Programs in Neuroscience

Compare 16 Master of Science Programs in Neuroscience

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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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Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches. [+]

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches.The major objective of the program is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills.

The program will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands-on information on current technical approaches applied in clinical research.You do not require previous intensive training in neuroscience. However, solid background knowledge in the field of neuroscience is essential for following the courses. This includes the principal education in laboratory techniques, particularly in cell biological bench work. As the program is an interdisciplinary one, we invite applications from students from various fields.... [-]


MSc in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies

Millsaps College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Jackson

Of all the enormous variety of combinations of matter in the universe, the only combination we know of that is conscious - that feels, thinks, wonders, remembers, judges, hopes, dreams, calculates, and desires - is the brain. This in itself is a remarkable mystery. The human brain is approximately 75% water, 10% fat, 8% protein, and a few percentage points of carbohydrates and inorganic salts. Taken separately, none of these things think. Put together in a mass, still no thinking. But organize the material in the right way and it wakes up. [+]

MSc in Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies

Of all the enormous variety of combinations of matter in the universe, the only combination we know of that is conscious - that feels, thinks, wonders, remembers, judges, hopes, dreams, calculates, and desires - is the brain. This in itself is a remarkable mystery. The human brain is approximately 75% water, 10% fat, 8% protein, and a few percentage points of carbohydrates and inorganic salts. Taken separately, none of these things think. Put together in a mass, still no thinking. But organize the material in the right way and it wakes up.

With approximately 100 billion neurons and taking up only 2% of the average person's body weight, the brain manages to control the vast majority of a person's thought and behavior, making us who we are. The study of the brain then is the study of who we are, what we are, and how we work. Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies is the interdisciplinary field where all these questions come together. From physiological research into neurotransmitter activity to psychological research into language acquisition and memory to philosophical research into the nature of consciousness and matter, the questions regarding the brain are countless and pose one of the most exciting and vigorous areas of academic research.... [-]


Master in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics (MSc)

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. [+]

Why study this course

This course is highly interdisciplinary encompassing psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computational modelling, neuroimaging, robotics, and patient rehabilitation. The course is designed for those who are interested in applying knowledge of neural systems, brain function, and modelling to research in human cognition, perception, sensory and motor systems as well as the design of bio-inspired and biologically plausible robotic systems.

It has a strong research focus with hands-on modules and practical applications. The course is aimed at both students from psychology/neuroscience with a strong quantitative background and at students from computer science and physics that want to apply their knowledge to neuroscience.... [-]


MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

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. [+]

Cognitive Neuroscience

How does our brain separate the sound of a Ferrari from the background noise of other car engines, or the face of a friend from other faces in a crowd? How do different parts of the brain interact when we perform everyday activities like riding a bicycle, typing a summary and drinking a cup of coffee? And how are fMRI signals related to neural activity? If these questions intrigue you, the Cognitive Neuroscience specialisation of the master's in Psychology might be a good fit for you. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of human brain function and cognition, and you'll get practical training in the application of non-invasive brain imaging techniques such as EEG and fMRI. Upon graduation, you'll be an expert in cognitive psychology as well as in neuroscientific methods, leaving you well-equipped for a career in applied and clinical research at universities, research institutes, educational institutes or commercial research organisations.... [-]


Master of Science in Neuroscience

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge + 1 more

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. [+]

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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.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Economics (Neuroeconomics)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. [+]

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. Interdisciplinary fields, such as Neuroeconomics, enable researchers to approach scientific questions from a broader perspective and thereby offer unique advantages that enrich the scientific process by offering multiple levels of analysis. However, this opportunity comes with a specific challenge: understanding the different research methods and theoretical perspectives used across disciplines. To enable students to bridge the disciplines that together compose Neuroeconomics, in-depth training will be provided in Economics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.... [-]


Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting. [+]

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting.

Disciplinary quality and interdisciplinary insights

The goal is to provide a programme that is equal in disciplinary quality to monodisciplinary programmes but in addition trains you to be aware of and understand the separate contributions and research methods of the large number of disciplines that contribute to the field of cognition and thus not suffer the inadequacies of monodisciplines. This enables you to reflect on, interpret and answer complex questions arising in science nowadays and that arise in our modern society. Interdisciplinary thinking cannot be learned from a book but is a skill which develops from the learning process of combining insights of more than one discipline that can lead to new insights.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice. [+]

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice.

The brain and mind

Society's interest in the brain and mind has exploded in recent years. This is due in part to increased scientific knowledge about the relationship between cognitive functions, like attention and memory, and performance in every-day life, as well as to technological advances that have provided unprecedented insight into the brain’s workings and new methods that allow continuous monitoring of behavior or cognitive and bodily functions (e.g., internet, wearables, smartphone apps). The primary focus in the curriculum of the master track Brain and Cognition in Society is on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of brain and cognition can contribute to answering societal questions.... [-]


MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme, you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives. [+]

Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme, you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives.

The main focus of this Research Master is to train students to become independent researchers. For this purpose, a large proportion of the programme is devoted to two research projects in which the students are embedded in successful research groups to conduct their own research.

The programme offers three tracks:

Animal and Human Behaviour (B-track); Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Modelling (C-track); Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience (N-track).

You will become an expert in one of these fields. However, because of the integrated courses and links between these tracks, you will also get a unique and truly multi-disciplinary training. The BCN Research Master is one of the best Neuroscience MSc programmes of the Netherlands (Keuzegids Masters 2015/Dutch Higher Education Guide 2015).... [-]


MSc in Neuroscience

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Dublin

This one-year M.Sc. course aims to provide a multidisciplinary training in the neurosciences, in topics ranging from molecular to behavioural. The course is ideal for students wishing to extend their specialised knowledge, and for those wishing to convert from their original degree discipline. The programme will equip participants with the skills necessary to progress into a career in biomedical, pharmaceutical or neuropsychological research. [+]

Neuroscience is a discipline concerned with the scientific study of the nervous system in health and disease. Research in the neurosciences is of considerable clinical impact considering the debilitating and costly effects of neurological and psychiatric disease. In this regard, a major goal of modern neuroscience research is to elucidate the underlying causes (genetic or environmental) of major brain diseases, and to produce more effective treatments for major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression, and neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, motor neurone disease and epilepsy. Improved treatment strategies for brain disorders relies entirely on increased understanding gained from research which integrates molecular, cellular and clinical aspects of disease. In this regard, it is clear that interdisciplinary approaches are necessary to understand the complex processes which underlie brain function in health and disease. This interdisciplinary philosophy is adopted in the delivery of our M.Sc. programme in Neuroscience, which is underpinned by the diverse research expertise available within Trinity College. The M.Sc. course in Neuroscience is held in the Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, located within Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (T.C.I.N.) and Trinity College Biomedical Sciences Institute (T.B.S.I.).... [-]


Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

University of Padova
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Padua

The Master’s degree course in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology will offer you the latest developments in neuroscientific research, its clinical applications and highly-specialized laboratories where to acquire a good variety of practical skills. [+]

Course description

The program of the two-year MSc is designed to offer a training in a specialized area of psychology and aims to be recognized as a high-level qualification for academic and professional purposes at international level.

The course units range from psychology, neurology and psychiatry and their clinical applications (in collaboration with the Departments of Neuroscience and Medicine).

The whole degree 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.

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MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

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. [+]

How do we learn a language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing its secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at the Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]


Integrated MSc-PhD in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Weizmann Institute of Science, Feinberg Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time October 2019 Israel Rehovot

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. [+]

Neuroscience and brain research

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises of 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. The Institute has a large and vibrant community of Neuroscientists, and it is one of the leading centers of Neural and Brain Research worldwide. Using an extensive range of models and state-of-the-art techniques, Neuroscientists at Weizmann strive to understand neuronal function in health and disease.

The Weizmann Institute offers this competitive Integrated MSc/ Ph.D. program (Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience) - an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary training and education for the next generation of Neuroscientists.... [-]


Integrated MSc-PhD in Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience

Weizmann Institute of Science, Feinberg Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time October 2019 Israel Rehovot

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. [+]

Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational & Cognitive Neuroscience Neuroscience and brain research

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. The Institute has a large and vibrant community of Neuroscientists, and it is one of the leading centers of Neural and Brain Research worldwide. Using an extensive range of models and state-of-the-art techniques, Neuroscientists at Weizmann strive to understand neuronal function in health and disease.... [-]


MSc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience. [+]

Understanding the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour is one of the main challenges the scientific community is currently facing. Which neural processes underlie “free” decisions, the formation of new memories, the emergence of conscious experience? Computational cognitive neuroscience is a young and exciting discipline that tackles these long-standing research questions by integrating computer modelling with experimental research.

This Masters programme will foster a new generation of scientists who will be trained in both neurocomputational modelling as well as cognitive neuroscience.Its core topics include theory and practice of biologically constrained models of neurons, cortical circuits, and higher cognitive functions (memory, decision making, language), and fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience (brain mechanisms and structures underlying cognition and behaviour, as well as modern neuroimaging and data analysis techniques). The programme is suitable for students from a variety of disciplines (including psychology, computing, neuroscience, engineering, biology, maths, physics, or related subjects), and students with no prior programming experience are welcome. Thanks to the highly multidisciplinary and cutting-edge nature of the programme, graduates of this Masters will acquire a unique set of complementary skills that will make them extremely competitive in securing research or analyst positions in both academia and industry.... [-]