M.Sc. Neurosciences

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva , Switzerland
The Master of Science 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. 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

Career opportunities

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.

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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