Master’s Degree Programme in Neuroscience (MNEURO) structure and content

Structure

M.Sc. in Neuroscience

  • 2 years
  • 120 ECTS credits
  • research based teaching
  • individual study plan
  • english tuition

Content

Master’s Degree Requirements

GENERAL STUDIES 1 ECTS CREDITS

920023 Personal Study Plan, 1,5 Cr

MAJOR SUBJECT STUDIES 70-100 ECTS CREDITS

Obligatory studies 60-64 ECTS credits

920001 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 6 Cr
920012 MNeuro seminar, 6 Cr
52232 Final Examination in M.Sc. degree, 8-12 Cr
50144 Master´s Thesis, 40 Cr
570018-570023 Maturity Essay, 0 Cr
 

Elective studies 10-36 ECTS credits

Primarily recommended elective courses:

920015 Basic Techniques in Neural Cell Culture, 3 Cr
920028 Basic Methods in Molecular Neurobiology, 3 Cr
522049 Lectures in Laboratory Animal Science, 2 cr

920002 Developmental Neuroscience, 3 Cr
920006 Synaptic Signalling and Plasticity, lectures, 3 Cr
920007 Basic Mechanisms of Nervous System Disorders, 6 Cr
920024 Translational Neuroscience
920027 Practical Training, 6-10 Cr
920000 Neuroscience seminar series, 2 Cr

Other recommended elective courses:

52271 Electrophysiological Techniques, 5 Cr
920019/52277 Brain slice electrophysiology, 5 Cr
910111 Imaging Techniques in Biological Sciences

920009/52265 Introduction to Neurobiology, 5 Cr
52090 Sensory Biology, 3 Cr
522020 Neurobiophysics 1, 5 Cr
522021 Neurobiophysics 2, 5 Cr

920026 Book Examination in Cognitive Neuroscience, 6 Cr
920016 Systems Neuroscience: Perception, Attention, and Memory, 3 Cr
920017 Laboratory Works and Data Analysis in Systems Neuroscience, 5 Cr

920022/52098 Phenotypical Characterization of Transgenic Animals, 3 Cr
920025 Behavioural phenotyping of mutant mice, 3 Cr

920029 Neuroepigenetics, 2 Cr
920030 Optogenetics in Neuroscience, 3 Cr
920031 Neuroregeneration, 2 Cr

 

OTHER ELECTIVE COURSES 19-49 ECTS credits

51083 Receptors and signals, 3 Cr
510084 Channels and Transporters, 3 Cr
910050 From Cell to Organism – Developmental Biology, 3 Cr
529232 mRNA Processing in Eukaryotes, 3 Cr
529234 Recombination Mechanisms, 3 Cr
529237 Stem Cells and Organogenesis, 3 Cr
529013 Methods in functional genetic and development, 6 Cr
52912 Genomes, 3 Cr
52939 From Genomes to Gene Function, 6 Cr
529235 Growth Factors and Their Receptors, 3 Cr
52936 Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes, 3 Cr
52714 Human genetics, 3 Cr
529014 Epigenetics, 3 Cr
582606 Introduction to Bioinformatics, 4 Cr
399671 Practical Bioinformatics, 8 Cr
52920 Lab Course in Bioinformatics, 5cr
51114 Membrane Biochemistry, 3 Cr
510021 Cell Fractioning and EM, 5 Cr
51070 Advanced Molecular Biology, 4 Cr
51027 Bionanoscience part IV, 5 Cr
510010 Principles of Business, 3 Cr
51044 BioBusiness, 3 Cr
510040 Business Planning Course, 4 Cr
529208 Bioethics, 3 Cr
530177 Nanoscience 1, 3 Cr
59084 Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology, advanced level, 3 Cr
51082 Bioinformatics in Functional Genomics, 3 Cr
477653/PSY511b Integrative neuroscience, 5 Cr
T-61.5080 Signal Processing in Neuroinformatics, 5 Cr
T-61.5090 Image Analysis in Neuroinformatics, 5 Cr

Each student will have a customized study plan that can emphasize student’s field of interest. The study plan includes fundamental courses as well as special items. These may be selected from an extensive menu, including lecture courses, laboratory exercises and seminars. While the individual study plans may be different, all students participate in joint seminars, where they report on topics which they have studied themselves. Our students are free to select courses also from other Universities, such as Aalto University and courses organized by the Master's Degree Programme in Brain and Mind.