The Master in

is a joint programme of the Faculty of Psychology and Education, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science. It is managed by the Geneva University Neurocenter and focuses on theory, while also introducing students to scientific research and writing. The courses deal with brain function investigative techniques, neurobiology and cognitive and emotional processes. The programme is designed for students who want to work in neurosciences, including in hospitals and academia.


  • Methodology, signal analysis, statistics
  • Neurobiological fundamentals of cells and molecules
  • Cognitive and affective sciences

Programme length

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Languages of instruction

English, French

Conditions of registration

Admission Conditions

Bachelor of Science, Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree.
Merit-based admission.


Deadline for enrolment at the University: 28 February 2024

The Master in Neuroscience

3 semesters (max. 5 semesters) | 90 ECTS credits
Required courses and electives (30 credits):
  • Principles of Neurobiology
  • Introduction to statistics and advanced statistics
  • Techniques for Investigating Brain Functions
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Affective Programing
  • Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
  • Neurobiology of Vigilance States
  • PET and MRI Imaging in Neuroscience, etc.
Research project (60 credits)



Student testimonials


It is possible to fulfill some of the option requirements at another university. Students may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.

Professional Prospects

The Master of Science in Neuroscience is designed to meet the needs of students with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine or Psychology, or an equivalent degree, who are looking for a career related to neuroscience in national and international research and/or teaching institutions, hospitals or academia. It can lead to a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Lausanne (Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School) as well as further training at associate faculties, upon completion of prerequisites required by the given faculty.

Contact information

Ms Delphine Jochaut
T. +41 (0)22 379 52 28
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