Career prospects

After completing a Master´s degree in Neuroscience, basic research and biomedical research are major career paths. In addition, neuroscientists work as specialists in diverse fields, such as pharmaceutical industry, education, biotechnology, public policy, science writing and publishing.

Basic research and biomedical research are major career paths. After completing a Master´s degree in Neuroscience, successful students will be eligible for Doctoral Programmes at the University of Helsinki (e.g. Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind) or worldwide for other Doctoral Programmes in neuroscience, biosciences or biomedicine. 

Besides in Academia, neuroscientists work as specialists in diverse fields, such as pharmaceutical industry, education, biotechnology, public policy, science writing and publishing.

A Master’s degree in Neuroscience is a popular choice among students studying towards biology teacher qualification (Finnish and Swedish speaking students). 

After completing a Master´s degree in neuroscience, students may apply to a Doctoral Programme at the University of Helsinki or any other relevant PhD programme within or outside Europe.

In the University of Helsinki, doctoral studies consist of a 40-60 credit study module and a doctoral dissertation. Doctoral candidates often do their dissertation work in the research group in which they completed their Master’s Thesis. Courses suitable for postgraduate students are organised by Doctoral Programmes, such as the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind and Doctoral Programme in Integrative Life Sciences. More information about the University of Helsinki doctoral training can be found here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education.