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Neurobiology

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-21064
Tuition
Full education cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

The course Neurobiology will explore the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system by examining the molecules, cells, and circuits that are involved in directing behavior.

You will learn

  • how the nervous system is built during development
  • how it changes with experience throughout life
  • how it functions in normal behaviour
  • how malfunctioning communication between neurons and other cells leads to neurological diseases.

The course will also cover basic and functional anatomy of the central nervous system.

Teaching

Teaching methods include lectures and highly interactive seminars. Through group assignments and individual assignments, you will learn and practice how to understand scientific literature in the field of neurobiology and how to present and discuss questions concerning neurobiology in a broader perspective.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

For admission to the course, approved courses of 120 credits in the field of natural science are required, of which at least 15 credits must be within the main subject molecular biology or equivalent. In addition, applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

The course is an advanced course in biology and can be included in the following programmes:

  • Master's programme in Neurobiochemistry
  • Master's programme in Molecular Biology
  • Master's programme in Biology
  • Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology.

The course can also be applied for as a stand-alone course.

Facilities

The course is given on Campus Medicinareberget.