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Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience

Overview

A Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience can be completed by full-time students in either one or two years.

One-year MSc

The one-year MSc may be right for you if you have already completed four years of Neuroscience study including a research component. You must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)), or a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci), majoring in Neuroscience
  • A grade average of B+ across all 400-level papers, including the research component
  • Agreement from a neuroscientist to supervise your research

During your master's year, you conduct your own research and present it in a master's thesis.

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Two-year MSc

The two-year MSc may be right for you if you have studied Neuroscience for three years. You must have:

  • A Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Neuroscience, or equivalent
  • An overall grade average of at least B
  • A grade average of B+ over four 300-level papers required for the Neuroscience major
  • Agreement from a neuroscientist to supervise your research

The first year is similar to a BSc(Hons) or PGDipSci in Neuroscience. It consists of postgraduate papers in Neuroscience, including a paper that prepares you to do research. In your second year, you conduct your own research and write a master's thesis.

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Programme requirements

Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience

Papers and Thesis

Notes:
(i)Papers with PSYC codes are worth 10 points each and all other papers are worth 20 points each,
(ii)PHSL 474 may be taken only by students supervised in the Department of Physiology.
(iii)With approval from the Neuroscience Programme Director, one of the listed papers may be replaced by another 400-level paper.
(iv)PSYC 432 may count toward these subject requirements if taken during years during which it was offered as Special Topic: Social and Affective Neuroscience.