Master's degree in neuroscience

Discover our unique teaching program and the diversity of our scientific community!

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Heads of the MSc

There are four heads of the MSc in neuroscience:

  • Christian GESTREAU
  • Jean-Philippe RANJEVA
  • Francesca SARGOLINI

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Ingrid Meucci

From left to right: Jean Pelletier, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Francesca Sargolini and Christian Gestreau

Oligodendrocytes en culture : myéline (vert), cytosquelette (rouge) et noyaux (blanc). © AMU/CNRS K. Magalon (IBDM)

Gaining knowledge

The master aims to train students in the various fields of neuroscience (molecular and cellular neurobiology, neurodevelopment, neurophysiology, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience...), giving them a common training base as well as skills in one of the three tracks of the master's.

Repiquage au microscope de Caenorhabditis elegans, laboratoire IBDM. © Inserm, Patrice Latron.

Acquiring skills

The aim is to acquire training in research and through research so that students learn, among other things, how to work in a team, develop experimental protocols, manage projects...

Students in the classical tracks (NMCI and NICC) carry out two research internships: 4 weeks in the 1st year (M1) and 21 weeks in M2 (i.e. one 5-month internship, or two 2.5-month internships).

Course organization

The master’s degree in neuroscience has three tracks:

In the 1st year (M1), the NMCI, NICC and NEB tracks offer a 100% common core, i.e. 6 common courses in semester 1.

In semester 2, all the courses begin to specialize via the optional courses offered, which lead to the 3 distinct tracks in second year (M2) neuroscience.

New features are offered in each track since 2019, in particular professionalization courses. Additional professional diplomas to prepare your future are also available, such as Scientific communication techniques, Design of experimental procedures – Rodents.

Discover the programme of the different tracks

Course language

The Master’s courses are currently given in French or partially in English.

Only the scientific symposium (M2) is entirely in English.

In the other courses, we are making a transition to English materials at the M2 level.

Some problem-based learning modules may be offered in English depending on the number of non-French speaking students.

Exams can be taken in either French or English, as desired.

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