In both of the study tracks in the Master's Programme in Neuroscience, training is arranged in modules and consists of lecture courses, hands-on laboratory courses, seminars and book exams. Group work, reports and presentations help you to develop creative and critical thinking and communication skills that are essential for a successful career within Academia and in jobs in the public and private sectors.
Compulsory studies provide you with a broad general knowledge of the field, whereas optional studies will offer you the freedom to focus on topics of interest to you. You can choose lecture or laboratory courses for example in molecular and cellular neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, brain disorders, sensory biology, regeneration and ageing biology, systems neuroscience or systems physiology, regulatory networks of metabolism, omics techniques etc.
In addition to Cell and Systems Physiology and Neuroscience, you can expand your knowledge by taking courses from other related Master's programmes, such as Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, Translational Medicine or Psychology.
English is the language of instruction and of study materials for compulsory courses and most optional courses. You can write all the exams, reports and your Master’s thesis in English. If you are fluent in Finnish or Swedish, you can also use these languages.
See preliminary curriculum for the academic year 2021-2022 in the Instructions for students.
Check out courses in the University of Helsinki online course catalogue for students in the Studies service.
The University of Helsinki also offers Finnish courses for international students.
Check out the blog pages of our new course on Creative Scientific Thinking.