The Master's programme Neurobiology is for those students who are fascinated by the functioning of the human brain.
Neurobiology is a relative young field of study on the cutting edge of multiple disciplines such as biology, psychology, philosophy and computer science. There are four specifically designed tracks. All four of them are organised by UvA research groups specialized in exactly these topics, creating an atmosphere of research based education. 1. Basic and Applied Neuroscience 2. Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology 3. Psychopharmacology and Pathophysiology 4. Molecular Neuroscience Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam is part of the Master's programme Biomedical Sciences. Consequently, the brain is approached from a biomedical point of view, from the molecule to the mind. The support of several university institutes such as the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS-CNS) and other neurobiological institutes like the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the AMC guarantee excellent courses and internships.
Within the neurobiological cluster there are three specifically designed tracks focusing on important fields within the larger scope of neuroscience. All three of them are organised by UvA research groups specialized in exactly these topics, creating an atmosphere of research based education that is perfectly suitable for a master's programme in neurobiology. Also, experts from different institues such as the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institue for Neurosciences (NIN) take on major parts of the courses and research projects.
Students can choose between three tracks based on their specific interests:
In the first year, all tracks start off with an advanced eight week compulsory course in the specific area of interest followed by an optional course elaborating on the subject (See the information pages per track for more information).
Every student has to write an academic thesis and do at least one research project of 30 EC. In the third period a number of courses focusing on research skills will be offered.
In the second year, the student has a number of options: students may opt to take on additional courses, for example from another track, or choose to focus more on research by taking on a larger research project.
In general, Masters students are trained to become independent researchers. But at the UvA Faculty of Science you can also choose to complete your Masters programme with a professional specialization, that focuses on other skills than doing research.
There are three professional specializations available:
The programme starts once a year in september. Enrolment in february is not possible.
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