Master's Programme in Neuroscience
Welcome new students
How understanding the brain is key to global challenges?
We are conscious, we sense, we feel and we act because of our brains. The brain coordinates and is affected by bodily functions, and it integrates the information about the outside world conveyed by our senses – it is the most central player in the physiology of the whole body. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that studies the brain and the entire nervous system at different levels of organisation, from genes and molecules to nerve cells and networks; and beyond. The focus of a neuroscientist’s research may lie in understanding the neurobiological bases of behaviour, analysing the functional roles of a single molecule, or developing new treatments for neurological disorders or sensory deficits.
In the Master's Programme in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki, you get the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a scientifically vibrant international environment. You are taught by scientists who will provide you with a wide spectrum of opportunities both for practical training and for becoming integrated into the stimulating neuroscience community. When you graduate, you will master the essentials of neuroscience and physiology and have a deeper knowledge and skills in the subfields of your choice.
The Master's Programme in Neuroscience has three study tracks to choose from: 1) neuroscience, 2) cell and systems physiology and 3) biology teacher. Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.
How to apply
The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission requirements, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.
Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. You must submit your application online at the Finnish national application portal Studyinfo. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission requirements for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.