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The master's degree Neurosciences provides interdisciplinary training in subjects ranging from molecular biology to cognitive studies and neuroimaging in order to equip future researchers in basic and clinical research with the knowledge needed to address problems by means of a cross-disciplinary approach and to become skilled members of laboratories in public and private institutions. The program is also designed for professionals (physicians, psychologists, veterinary scientists, etc.) who want to refresh and update their knowledge of the most important areas of the neurosciences. Research is the primary focus of the master's degree Neurosciences.
The master's degree is intended for applicants interested in the following issues:

  • How the human brain codes colour vision or oral discourse.
  • The molecular and cellular bases of drug addiction.
  • Why neurons do not regenerate spontaneously.
  • The physiological mechanisms of complex behaviours, such as memory and learning.
  • Understanding psychiatric disorders from a biological viewpoint.
  • The advances made in pharmacological and regenerative therapies to treat neurodegenerative disease and central nervous system trauma.
  • The use of animals in experiments to study neurological disease.
    The master's degree Neurosciences broadly addresses these issues and many others.

Learning objectives

The general objectives of the master's degree are as follows:

  • To acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge to ensure a multidisciplinary vision of the tasks performed by scientists.
  • To develop the ability to apply the scientific method, using creativity, logic and critical thinking.
  • To update molecular and cellular knowledge and integrate this knowledge in order to address topics such as understanding, preventing and treating diseases of the nervous system.
  • To attain training as scientists in the biomedical field who can then act as bridges between basic and clinical research.
  • To promote interaction between the academic and business worlds, and foster the development and management of R&D centres and research foundations.
  • To attain training as an expert in the biomedical field of the neurosciences who can conduct teaching.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Universitat Lleida

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan, Spanish and English
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Biology
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