The Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School (LNDS) organizes student training both in theoretical and experimental aspects of neuroscience. Research projects take place at affiliated laboratories in Geneva and Lausanne. Students receive their training through comprehensive coursework within the LN Program and by attending seminars, journal clubs and workshops. They are also encouraged, and often sponsored, to present their research at national and international neuroscience conferences. Facilitating interaction between students and senior researchers helps the students build a network for future collaboration and employment. Our graduates have successful careers in a variety of areas including academia, teaching, research foundations, industry and scientific editing.

LN students are welcome to play an active role in the workings of the program and other outreach events. Every year LN students get involved in organizing the LN Annual Meeting and the Brain Awareness Week. At the last FENS meeting (Geneva, July 12-16 2008), they organized and hosted the successful Jump-the-FENS´08 evenings for their European and world-wide colleagues. In the last three years many students have also supervised international PhD students and postdocs on lab projects at the PENS Imaging Training Center.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)

500 CHF / semester

During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.

Start date Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years:3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Neuroscience

Required courses and electives, 30 credits

  • Principles of neurobiology
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Brain function investigative techniques
  • Introduction to cognitive and affective neuroscience
  • Neurobiology of states of vigilance
  • Cognitive neuropsychology
  • Psychiatric Neurosciences, etc.

Research project, 60 credits

English Language Requirements

Take IELTS test


Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor of Science in Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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