Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind

The Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind (B&M) is based on a multidisciplinary network of leading neuroscience research groups at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. The doctoral candidates have a background in medicine, biosciences, psychology, cognitive sciences, humanities, technology or physics and chemistry.
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The doctoral programme offers high-quality doctoral training in the following fields of science: developmental neuroscience, synaptic transmission and neuronal networks, disorders of the nervous system, sensory and motor systems, neuroimmunology, neuroendocrine systems and sleep, cognition and behavior, and systems and computational neuroscience.

More than 20 new doctoral students are admitted each year. We're an international community, and the programme is multilingual: all teaching is in English and the everyday communication in research is in English. However, you can complete a degree in either Finnish, Swedish or English.

Want to know more? Visit our profile & activities page to learn more about the key research areas and activities in the programme.

In international comparisons, research in the University of Helsinki ranks among the leading European universities and the top 100 in the world.
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