The M.Sc. track in Brain Science includes two main components: completing a set of courses and writing a dissertation. The duration of the program is 2 years, where students devote the first year primarily to the courses. Students are expected to submit their research proposals before the end of the first semester of the second year, and should submit their thesis by the end of the second year.

Formal requirements:

The training program includes three core courses, preparatory courses, and additional required and complementary courses and seminars.

Preparatory courses:

Every student is expected to complete a set of preparatory courses that is determined according to their own academic background, to bring all students to a common ground in mathematics and biology. These preparatory courses must be completed in the first semester of the first year.

Core required courses:

Three courses should be completed within the two years of the program.

  1. Theory of neural networks and computational learning (4+2hrs/week) OR Signal and Data Analysis (4+4 hrs/week)
  2. The neurochemical basis of brain processes (4hrs/week) OR Neurophysiology (4hrs/week)
  3. Brain and language (4hrs/week) OR Normal and pathological cognitive processes (4hrs/week)

Preparatory courses

  1. Mathematics foundations
  2. Scientific programming using Matlab
  3. Introduction to cell biology
  4. Neuroanatomy
  5. Cellular neurophysiology
  6. Neurophysiology of systems

Other required courses, seminars and projects (depending on type of research)

  1. Research topics
  2. One short-term research project
  3. Care of laboratory animals
  4. Advanced laboratory course
  5. Weekly seminar