M.Sc. On Campus


University of Copenhagen

24 months
16808 EUR/year
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The MSc in Neuroscience course at University of Copenhagen qualifies you as an experienced neuroscientist with highly specialized knowledge of the cells of the brain, their circuits, and higher brain functions.


Through lectures, journal clubs, hands-on lab sessions, and a 1-year master’s thesis, you will be challenged to find new applications in the field of neuroscience. 

The programme provides you with the best foundation to continue your studies as a PhD student or find work in hospitals, research institutions, or the pharmaceutical and medicotechnical industries.

Moreover, the MSc in Neuroscience course at the University of Copenhagen focuses on methodologies and newly developed in vitro and in vivo models. This will complement you with practical skills within neuroscience research and applications that enables you to apply neuroscience to solve complex problems. 

In addition to this, you will acquire a number of individual qualifications through taking elective courses, and producing a master’s thesis based on experimental laboratory work throughout 1 year.

Career opportunities

With an MSc degree in Neuroscience you have a wide range of career opportunities. You are qualified to continue your academic studies as a PhD student at world-leading universities, or you can find work within the medicotechnical and pharmaceutical industries, at hospitals, within research or education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Neuroscience: Cells and circuits
  • Neuroscience: Higher brain function
  • Experimental design in Neuroscience
  • Drug discovery and development – Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Laboratory animals and novel technologies in behavioral neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the master’s degree program in Neuroscience requires as a minimum successful completion of a qualifying and recognised university degree equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.
  • If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for admission to the master’s degree programme in Neuroscience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8404 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  •  DKK 62,500 are paid in 4 rates (one each semester) throughout the two-year MSc programme (for international students).

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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