Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

1.5 years (3 semesters)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English, French

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

Bachelor of Science, Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree. Merit-based admission.

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 Geneva University Neurocenter 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

STUDY PROGRAMME

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits

Required courses and electives (30 credits)

  • 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, etc.

Research project (60 credits)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

LEVEL OF ENGLISH

A minimum B2 level in English is strongly recommended, as most courses are taught in English.

MOBILITY

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They 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.

www.unige.ch/exchange

EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS

The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.

Deadline for applications : March 15, 2020

www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters/Bourses

PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

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.

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~430 €, ~530 $US)
Rate of the day

REGISTRATION

Deadline for enrolment at the University: 28 February 2020 (Deadline for applications at the Geneva University Neuroscenter: 28 February 2020)

neurocenter.unige.ch/master.php)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

CONTACTS

All programs are subject to changes. Please consult the program regulations.