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University of Helsinki

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
18000 EUR/year
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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.

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Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of science that studies the nervous system at different levels of organization, from genes and molecules to nerve cells, networks, and beyond. The focus of interest in a neuroscientist’s research may lie in understanding the neurobiological bases of behaviour, analysing the functional roles of a single molecule, or in developing novel treatments to neurological disorders or sensory deficits. The Neuroscience study track of the Master’s Programme provides you with an understanding of both fundamental and cutting-edge neuroscience, and its modules allow you to gain theoretical knowledge and methodological skills in areas that are of specific interest to you.

The nervous system orchestrates and regulates organismal metabolism, but is at the same time itself a target of numerous metabolites that fuel and affect its functions. To provide the students with a holistic view of the integrated mechanisms that govern organisms, from cells to functional systems, the Programme also provides the study track of Cell and Systems Physiology. In addition to addressing the complexity of the metabolic design of organisms, one special focus is on understanding the processes of cell development, regeneration and aging, the key determinants between life and death.


Although many of the graduates from the programme continue to doctoral training (PhD), you will also get qualifications for specialist jobs outside Academia. Neuroscientists work as specialists in diverse fields, for example in:

  • pharmaceutical industry
  • education
  • biotechnology
  • public policy
  • science writing
  • publishing

A Master’s degree in Neuroscience  at University of Helsinki  is a popular choice among students studying towards biology teacher qualification (Finnish and Swedish speaking students).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cellular Physiology 
  • Cellular  Neurobiology
  • Systems Neuroscience 
  • Integrative Neurobiology 
  • Methods and Trends in Neuroscience 
  • Master's Seminar in Neuroscience 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 1 December- 15 January


English, Finnish, Swedish


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have completed by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January. 
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.


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