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Neuroscience is a sub-field of biology that specialises in the study of the nervous system structure, evolution and function. Neural science is constantly developing, but it can be divided into the branches of cognitive, clinical, computational and developmental neuroscience. Being an interdisciplinary science, it is closely related to other disciplines such as medicine, chemistry, physics, linguistics, computer science, engineering, and philosophy.

Neuroscientists focus on studying the cellular and operational levels of the nervous system, and on how these affect behavioural patterns. They also conduct laboratory experiments and theoretical research using specialised tools, techniques and computer simulations.

Most universities offer an interdisciplinary foundation compiling basic knowledge in natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, psychology and others. With this fundamental understanding, students will be equipped to investigate the nervous system with its microscopic structure and biologic processes, leading to the design of artificial intelligence systems. Specialisations in neuroscience include: affective neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, molecular neuroscience, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neuro-linguistics, social neuroscience, etc.

Graduates can work in the pharmaceutical industry, health agencies, companies that deal with information and communication science, management structures in public health. Traditional neuroscience careers include neurologist, neuroanatomist, neurological surgeon, neuro-pharmacologist, psychiatrist or electro-neuro-diagnostic technician.

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Suggested Masters in Neuroscience

M.Sc. Plasticity and Memory

The specialisation in Plasticity and Memory at Radboud University looks at the development and decay of the healthy and the maladaptive brain. The goal is to understand various types of neuroplastic changes in the brain, specifically in patients with for example Alzheimer's disease, stress-related disorders, chronic pain, autism, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD.

M.Sc. Trauma Science

The Trauma Science programme offered by the University of Birmingham aims to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of trauma science in general with a route to particular specialisms depending on the cohort need. For example, there are clear paths of specialism for Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Engineers, Scientists and Military personnel.

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M.Sc. Neuroscience

The Neuroscience programme offered by the University of Helsinki provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a scientifically vibrant international environment.


Top Ranked Universities in Neuroscience on MastersPortal

Universities Location Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Neuroscience and Behaviour
Cambridge, United States 1
Stanford, United States 2
London, United Kingdom 3
San Francisco, United States 4
Cambridge, United States 5
New York City, United States 6
Oxford, United Kingdom 7
San Diego, United States 8
Baltimore, United States 9
Los Angeles, United States 10
Cambridge, United Kingdom 11
Philadelphia, United States 12
New Haven, United States 13
Saint Louis, United States 14
New York City, United States 15
Toronto, Canada 16
London, United Kingdom 17
Stockholm, Sweden 18
Montréal, Canada 19
Seattle, United States 20
Berkeley, United States 21
Amsterdam, Netherlands 22
London, United Kingdom 23
Paris, France 24
München, Germany 25
Durham, United States 26
Pittsburgh, United States 27
Heidelberg, Germany 28
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 29
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 30
Nijmegen, Netherlands 31
Melbourne, Australia 31
Tübingen, Germany 33
Vancouver, Canada 34
Barcelona, Spain 35
Atlanta, United States 36
Evanston, United States 37
Mitte, Germany 38
Utrecht, Netherlands 39
Rochester, United States 40
Boston, United States 41
Manhattan, United States 41
Basel, Switzerland 43
Ann Arbor, United States 44
Bonn, Germany 45
Göttingen, Germany 46
Chapel Hill, United States 47
Houston, United States 48
Mitte, Germany 49
Princeton, United States 49
Rotterdam, Netherlands 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 52
Pasadena, United States 53
Ithaca, United States 54
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 55
Irvine, United States 55
Leuven, Belgium 57
Lausanne, Switzerland 58
Sydney, Australia 59
Minneapolis, United States 60
Davis, United States 61
Maastricht, Netherlands 62
Lund, Sweden 63
New York City, United States 64
Madison, United States 64
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 66
Dallas, United States 67
Los Angeles, United States 68
Genève, Switzerland 69
Providence, United States 70
Zürich, Switzerland 71
Helsinki, Finland 72
Nashville, United States 73
Copenhagen, Denmark 74
Chicago, United States 75
Sydney, Australia 76
Lausanne, Switzerland 77
Leiden, Netherlands 78
Dublin, Ireland 79
Calgary, Canada 80
Göteborg, Sweden 80
Vienna, Austria 82
Columbus, United States 83
Baltimore, United States 84
Montréal, Canada 84
Charlottesville, United States 86
Brisbane, Australia 87
New York City, United States 88
Chicago, United States 89
South Miami, United States 89
Tokyo, Japan 91
Oslo, Norway 92
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 92
Boulder, United States 94
Portland, United States 95
Manchester, United Kingdom 95
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 97
Barcelona, Spain 98
Cardiff, United Kingdom 99
Glasgow, United Kingdom 100
Milano, Italy 101
Melbourne, Australia 102
Düsseldorf, Germany 103
Paris, France 103
München, Germany 105
Groningen, Netherlands 106
Ulm, Germany 107
Milano, Italy 107
Roma, Italy 109
Iowa City, United States 110
Cleveland, United States 111
Gainesville, United States 112
Birmingham, United States 113
Marseille, France 114
Cincinnati, United States 114
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 116
Kiel, Germany 117
New Brunswick, United States 118
Innsbruck, Austria 119
Würzburg, Germany 119
Münster, Germany 121
Singapore, Singapore 122
Leipzig, Germany 123
Austin, United States 123
São Paulo, Brazil 125
Hamburg, Germany 126
Seoul, South Korea 127
Antwerpen, Belgium 127
Freiburg, Germany 127
Salt Lake City, United States 130
Joensuu, Finland 131
Paris, France 132
Charleston, United States 133
Uppsala, Sweden 134
Jerusalem, Israel 135
Aarhus, Denmark 136
Lyon, France 137
Kyoto, Japan 138
Pittsburgh, United States 139
Bloomington, United States 139
Beijing, China 141
Bern, Switzerland 143
Bristol, United Kingdom 143
Köln, Germany 143
Sendai-shi, Japan 146
Urbana, United States 147
Medford, United States 148
Tucson, United States 148
Dresden, Germany 150
Barcelona, Spain 151
Orsay, France 151
Walnut Grove, Canada 153
Nottingham, United Kingdom 154
Richmond, United States 155
Magdeburg, Germany 156
Bergen, Norway 156
Lexington, United States 156
Paris, France 159
Shanghai, China 160
Aachen, Germany 161
Montpellier, France 162
Bologna, Italy 163
Marburg, Germany 164
London, United Kingdom 165
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 166
Birmingham, United Kingdom 166
Trondheim, Norway 168
Hanover, United States 169
Gent, Belgium 170
Stony Brook, United States 171
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 172
Edmonton, Canada 173
Beijing, China 174
Perth, Australia 175
University Park, United States 176
Beijing, China 177
Indianapolis, United States 177
Osaka-shi, Japan 179
Prague, Czech Republic 180
Turin, Italy 180
Ottawa, Canada 182
Southampton, United Kingdom 183
Newcastle, Australia 184
Umeå, Sweden 185
Bochum, Germany 186
Winston-Salem, United States 187
Strasbourg, France 188
Philadelphia, United States 189
Liège, Belgium 189
Lawrence, United States 191
Graz, Austria 192
Essen, Germany 193
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 194
Seoul, South Korea 195
Tokyo, Japan 196
Washington, D. C., United States 197
Hamilton, Canada 198
Padua, Italy 198
Augusta, United States 200