Master's in Neuroscience

2021/2022 · 60 credits

What you learn

All students are guaranteed:

1. To know the basics of neuroscience and the relevant subjects

2. To know and be able to use the experimental techniques of the fields of neuroscience in which they are interested

3. To have a level of specialisation which means understanding problems, theories and specific techniques in at least one field of neuroscience.

4. To know how to read and obtain relevant information about scientific publications.

5. To know how to apply the acquired knowledge and the ability to resolve problems in new or unfamiliar surroundings within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to neuroscience.

6. To be able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of formulating judgments from information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgment.

7. To be skilled at oral and written presentation of scientific results to specialised and non-specialised public audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

8. To know how to work in multidisciplinary groups.

9. To have the learning skills to be able to continue studying in a way which will be, to a large extent, self-managed or autonomous.

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

This has a research profile since it is mainly aimed at the training of researchers. It allows an introduction to research and qualifies for enrolment in the Doctorate programme. For that, it provides the specific techniques and knowledge in each of the areas, carrying out research work within the research lines of the teachers who participate in the Programme and the opportunity to present and discuss their own research work with lecturers, colleagues and invited specialists, during neuroscience day which organises the programme for young researchers. In addition, within the academic area, it provides updated knowledge and experimental techniques of the different fields of Neuroscience, as well as the ability to autonomously obtain information, process it and transmit it. Professionally, the Master's in Neuroscience gives students the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to work in companies and industries related to the field of neuroscience. The professionals of the clinic can update their knowledge of the biological bases of the functioning of the nervous system as well as neurological and mental disorders.

Planning for teaching

Titulación conjunta de las Universidades de Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña y Vigo.

Número de créditos: 60

Duración: 1 año

Periodicidad: Anual

Tipo de enseñanza: Presencial

Idioma de impartición: Castellano.

Número de plazas: 50

30 Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.

10 Universidad de A Coruña,.

10 Universidad de Vigo.

Matrícula a tiempo parcial: el número de créditos por año que deberá cursar el alumnado con dedicación a tiempo parcial será de 30. Esta modalidad de matrícula es interesante para aquellas personas que están trabajando.

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Cell biology of the nervous system Compulsory 1st 4 ECTS
Neurochemistry Compulsory 1st 4 ECTS
Neuroanatomy Compulsory 1st 4 ECTS
Physiology of the nervous system Compulsory 1st 4 ECTS
Behavioural neuroscience Compulsory 1st 4 ECTS
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 19 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.