Profile and Career

The MSc in Neuroscience is a theoretical and experimental programme within the natural and health sciences. Upon graduating, you will be qualified to find solutions in neuroscience and for patients with brain disorders.

You will acquire highly specialized knowledge of and competences within experimental neuroscience, translational neuroscience, and partly clinical neuroscience.

The programme focuses on methodologies and newly developed in vitro and in vivo models. You will acquire practical skills within neuroscience research which enables you to apply neuroscience to solve complex problems.


Some of the advantages about studying Neuroscience are:

  • a high quality education in English
  • a flexible study structure
  • world leading facilities
  • a vibrant international study environment
  • the opportunity to experience life in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. 

Additionally, your master's thesis is based on experimental laboratory work during the last academic year. The thesis offers your the opportunity to specialise and obtain individual qualifications.



As a graduate, you have completed a research-based degree programme enabling you to work in the field of neuroscience.


You will acquire knowledge and understanding of:

  • neurology and psychiatry: disease pathology, disease mechanisms, diagnostics and treatments.
  • the brain structure and its function.
  • the mechanism of perception, locomotion, and higher brain functions.
  • methods, definitions, and tools in neuroscience.
  • the brain in health and disease, and technologies used to determine various measures in the brain, such as, drugs, medico-technology, as well as digital solutions.
  • the contribution of neuroscience in other disciplines and fields.
  • how to describe neurobiological domains such as cognition, affection, addiction, locomotion, pain and more.


You will be able to:

  • use central neuroscientific tools, as well as more general academic tools.
  • evaluate relevance and ability of neuroscientific methods and theories.
  • combine knowledge at the cellular and molecular level with brain functions.
  • communicate and discuss research-based knowledge with both neuroscientist and people with limited knowledge in the field.


You will have the competences to:

  • plan and execute neuroscientific experiments and interpret neuroscience data and literature.
  • develop and evaluate solutions in neuroscience.
  • work independently as well as in teams.
  • critically assess literature in neuroscience.



As a graduate, you have a wide range of career opportunities.

You are qualified to

  • continue your academic studies as a PhD student at world-leading universities or
  • find work within the medicotechnical and pharmaceutical industries in Denmark or abroad
  • at hospitals
  • within research
  • as support and assistance for research facilities and industries