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Quick overview

Master of Science in Neuroscience

The main objective of the two-year (120 ECTS) research master’s program in Neuroscience is to teach and to provide training for talented students in the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience. The program prepares students for future fundamental research in various medical fields in which neuroscience is increasingly important; these include neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neuro-oncology, otolaryngology, psychiatry and gerontology. The program combines a broad range of tutorials and workshops in neuro-anatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, psychology, psychiatry and computational neuroscience with an extensive period of research training.

Erasmus University Rotterdam is a highly regarded university in a dynamic city with a world port. The Department of Neuroscience faculty members include leading international scientists. Upon graduation, you will be a preferred and qualified candidate for a PhD position within Erasmus MC, and other high-ranking and international research institutions.

Education objectives
MSc Thesis with the quality of a publication in an international journal
Master of Science degree, MSc

Career opportunities
The MSc Neuroscience degree can lead to:
a PhD position in the broad field of neuroscience
a career at a company or institute as a life science researcher at the MSc level
combined with a background in medicine: a position as clinical researcher, involved in the initiation and supervision of translational clinical research projects

Target audience
Driven students, showing initiative and academic excellence

Admission requirements

·         BSc in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biomedical science, medicine, pharmacology), or

·         BA in psychology with a substantial knowledge of biology

·         Applied BSc (HLO) Biology or Life science only with a GPA of 8 or higher

·         Personal motivation, assessed by written statement and/or (internet) interview

·         TOEFL 575 / 232 / 90 or IELTS 6.5, or comparable English proficiency

·         Overall performance in previous educational programs


Application deadline:
March 1, 2020 (non-EU students)
April 1, 2020 (preferable EU-students) 
May 1, 2020 (EU Dutch students)