Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience

Synaptic transmission, neuronal firing: neuroscience is growing. Do basic or clinical research. Take tutorials and workshops in all aspect of the field, and go on to an academic or research career.

Erasmus is a top-ranked university with a strong tradition of research; Rotterdam, the  bustling "gateway to Europe". Work in an ideal setting, with first-rate possibilities: the Neuroscience Institute of the Erasmus MC. Go for the chance to join the Exchange Honours Programme set up by EUR and the Free University of Amsterdam.

Do basic research on one or more subfields: neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neuro oncology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, or gerontology. Take workshops and get individual tutoring in such areas as neuro-anatomy, neurophysiology, molecular biology, psychology and psychiatry, and follow up with extensive research. Go on to a career in any basic or medical research areas in which neuroscience is on the rise.

Why study a Research Master in Neuroscience in Rotterdam?

  • modular teaching;
  • one year of research training on a specialised individual tutoring;
  • seminars given by top neuroscientists;
  • training in publishing scientific reports a variety of teaching formats, including, courses, workshops, and seminars.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares you to carry out basic or clinical research in various areas related to neuroscience.

Education objectives

  • MSc Thesis with the quality of a publication in an international journal.
  • Master degree MSc.

Target audience

Ambitious students with a desire to unravel the mysteries of the brain sign up for the master programme Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The field of neuroscience grows rapidly, allowing your career to follow. This programme aims to attract talented students with original ideas, and a bachelor degree in Life Sciences (e.g. medicine, psychology, biology, nanobiology).

Admission criteria

Applicants for the Master’s programme should hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in one of the Life Sciences disciplines, including medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, nanobiology, psychology and biology. For medical students who are trained at an academic medical centre that does not currently offer a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. Erasmus MC), the Admission Committee will consider successful completion of the third year of their medical curriculum to be an acceptable equivalent. The final decision for admission based on the outcome of the Summer School exam, supported by an assessment of the student’smotivation as demonstrated in an interview.