Neuroscience, M.Sc. | University of Pisa | Pisa, Italy
24 months
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This Neuroscience MSc programme from University of Pisa will contribute to Pisa’s reputation of excellence in Neuroscience, pioneered by Giuseppe Moruzzi in the 1950s and 60s and developed thereafter by Lamberto Maffei.


Owing to this legacy, Pisa offers a very active and competitive scientific environment

for studies in Neuroscience. The aim of the Neuroscience MSc programme from University of Pisa is to provide interdisciplinary training that spans across a wide variety of experimental and computational approaches to contemporary Neuroscience, from the molecular and cellular level to the analysis of higher cognitive functions in the human brain. The course is designed to not only attract students possessing a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree in a strictly biological field, but also students coming from a wide range of different educational routes.

Professional Perspectives

Graduates in Neuroscience will be prepared for both academic and industrial research, particularly in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. They may have the opportunity to be involved in the production of both medical and diagnostic devices, as well as in the sector of neuroprosthesis. Other professional prospects include the dissemination of scientific knowledge, institutional communication (for instance within European political institutions), or a role in the developing field of Neuroeconomics (for instance in private or public consulting agencies).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development and differentiation of the nervous system
  • Nanotechnology for Neurosciences
  • Neurogenomics
  • Neuropharmacology and Biochemistry of Signalling
  • Transgenic models and molecular methods for Neurosciences
  • Mathematics for Neurosciences

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences or an equivalent Diploma. 
  • Adequate knowledge of English is mandatory (level B1 or equivalent).
  • Candidates must apply online at
  • Bachelor degree in the Italian degree Class 12 or L-13;
  • Former Italian University System four-year or five-year degree in Biological Sciences;
  • Qualifications obtained abroad and recognised as eligible.

Tuition Fee

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The university contribution foresees 4 instalments. All students must pay the first instalment of € 356.00 at the time of enrolment.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /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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