Neuroscience is a rapidly advancing field aiming to understand the diverse functions of the brain and the nervous system. Neuroscientists specialize in studying how the brain’s nerve cells are created and how they organize themselves into effective functional circuits. They are motivated to know how these circuits enable all the various types of behavior, from simple tasks to complex emotions, learning and memory. Neuroscientists also investigate the basis of brain disorders, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease or stroke, and work to uncover novel ways to prevent and treat these devastating conditions.

The Master's Programme in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a scientifically vibrant international environment. You will be taught by scientists who will provide you with a wide spectrum of opportunities for practical training and for becoming integrated into the stimulating neuroscience community. When you graduate, you will master essentials of neuroscience and have deeper knowledge and skills in subfields of your choice.