Neuroscience, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English, French (take IELTS)
The Master in Neuroscience is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Interfaculty Centre of Neuroscience and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.

Focuses Of The Required Modules
  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

It is possible to fulfil some of the option requirements at another university. Students may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.

The Master of Science in Neuroscience is designed to meet the needs of students with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree, who are looking for a career related to neuroscience in national and international research and/or teaching institutions, hospitals or academia. It can lead to a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Lausanne (Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School) as well as further training at associate faculties, upon completion of prerequisites required by the given faculty.

Programme Structure

Required courses and electives:

  • Principles of Neurobiology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Techniques for Investigating Brain Functions
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Affective
  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
  • Neurobiology of Vigilance States
  • PET and MRI Imaging in Neuroscience

Research project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

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

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 459 International
  • EUR 459 EU/EEA
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.


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