M.Sc. On Campus


University of Lethbridge

24 months
9022 CAD/year
3982 CAD/year
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They offer a research-based training program. Graduate students work closely with faculty on research projects, learning how to design, conduct, analyze experiments. Neuroscience students at University of Lethbridge will also learn to present their work, both in written and oral formats.


One particular strength of our department is “behavioural neuroscience” which focuses on the relationship between brain and behavior. Research topics in our department are diverse, including animal social behavior, learning and memory, decision making, addiction, developmental plasticity (including the effects of brain injury, stress and drugs on brain development), neural coding, motor control, comparative neuroanatomy, comparative behavioural analysis, attention, and robotics.

The Neuroscience MSc program offered by University of Lethbridge is part of the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neurosience. 

Career pathways

A graduate degree in neuroscience offers students an in-depth understanding of brain function, hand-on experience with a variety of experimental methods, the ability to analyze and interpret data, the ability to critically evaluate scientific studies, and writing and presentation skills.

These skills prepare students for a variety of careers including:

  • college and university teaching
  • academic research
  • industry based research, such as within a pharmaceutical company
  • science-related policy and planning positions within government or non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs)
  • secondary-level science education
  • careers in health profession including rehabilitative therapist, audiologist, optometrist, EEG technician
  • doctor of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine

With further training, a neuroscience graduate degree may also prepare students for:

  • secondary-level science education
  • careers in health profession including rehabilitative therapist, audiologist, optometrist, EEG technician
  • doctor of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine

Programme Structure


  • a wide range of apparatus for studying animal behavior, including water mazes, radial mazes and operant chambers
  • microscopes for the analysis of neural tissue, including confocal microscopes, high resolution slide scanners, an electron microscope, as well as standard light microscopes.
  • set-ups for in-vivo imaging at both macroscopic and microscopic scales
  • a dedicated molecular biology lab for cellular imaging using immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization
  • a dedicated Western blot biology lab
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging suitable for metabolomic analysis
  • six high density multi-channel recording systems for parallel single-cell electrophysiology and local field potential studies in awake behaving animals
  • a high-performance parallel computer cluster
  • a high-density human electroencephalography (EEG) recording system
  • a new 3T human MRI
  • a 4T animal MRI
  • extensive video analysis facilities, including a Peak Performance motion analysis system

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants normally must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate student
  • Secure a potential supervisor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4511 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3982 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1991 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Fourth term:

  • Domestic: $597/semester
  • International: $1353/semester

Living costs for Lethbridge

1200 - 1800 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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