The objectives of our master's program
The master’s aims to train students in the various fields of neuroscience (molecular and cellular neurobiology, neurodevelopment, neurophysiology, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience…), giving them a common training base as well as skills in one of the four paths of the master’s.
With a training for and through research, students learn to work in teams, to elaborate experimental protocols, to manage projects…
Students in one of the classic paths (NMCI or NICC) receive hands-on experience of research through three research traineeships in differents teams : 6 weeks during their 1st year (M1) and 2 internships of 15 weeks in M2, interspersed with courses.
The master of neuroscience is divided into 4 paths:
- Molecular, Cellular and Integrated Neurosciences (NMCI)
- Integrated cognitive and behavioural neurosciences (NICC)
- Neuroscience and Biotechnology (NEB), also part of the EMN-Online network
- Neuroscience and Sensory Analysis (NAS)
In the first year of master’s (M1), the NMCI, NICC and NEB paths offer a common training base , i.e. 6 common courses in semester 1. The NAS path shares 3 courses of the common training base and offers 3 specific courses in semester 1.
During semester 2, all paths begin to specialize through the offered electives, which lead to the 4 distinct paths of the master’s second year.
New courses are offered in each path for 2018-2019, notably about study-to-work transitions.
The detailed master’s program can be found here (in French). Additional training in information technology (“compétence complémentaire en informatique”) is also available in the second year, which is why computer courses are listed in semesters 3 and 4.
Download our program booklet (in French).
Language of instruction
French is currently the main language of instruction of the master’s program.
However, at the M2 level, some courses are partly given in English and the scientific seminar is entirely in English (courses listed here). We are also encouraging teachers to translate their course material into English.
Some problem-based learning modules could also be offered in English, depending on the presence of foreign students.
Students can already take exams in French or English, whichever they prefer.