Welcome to the curriculum course guide of the Master Neurosciences.
Learn about the brain's complexity
Brain disorders, in particular neurodegenerative diseases and mental illnesses, are among the most prevalent and debilitating diseases of our time. They are typically caused by the interplay of environmental factors and genetic variation in multiple genes, which is currently being mapped by major international initiatives. Future brain research should therefore focus on integrative projects as a next step in characterizing this complex environmental/genetic interplay and in revealing how it translates into brain function and/or disease. To succeed, we need a new generation of neuroscientists capable of integrating information from genes and proteins to synapses, and from networks up to complex brain function and dysfunction. Are you ready for the challenge?
The first year consists of compulsory courses, to give you a thorough grounding in relevant disciplines, followed by a five month work placement. You will have a wide range of placement opportunities to choose from at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and affiliated institutes.
The second year consists of advanced coursework to expand your knowledge of key research areas. You choose between Fundamental Neurosciences or Clinical & Translational Neurosciences. During the last six months of the programme, you will complete your second lab placement.
If you are a prospective student or would like to know more about this program, please go to https://masters.vu.nl/en/programmes/neurosciences/
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grounding in relevant disciplines. These courses are followed by a 5-
month work placement. You will have a wide range of work placement
opportunities to choose from, within the Amsterdam Neuroscience
community and affiliated institutes.
of certain areas. We have constructed two tracks, namely Clinical and
translational neurosciences, and Fundamental neurosciences, which give
perfect start as a researcher in a particular field of neurosciences.