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UAB Master Program in Neurosciences

Institut de Neurociències de la UAB
Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona





The admission process for the academic year 2017-18 is already open.

Please visit:

Inaugural conference. A life in Neuroscience

Dr. Joan J. Guinovart (IRB Barcelona)

October 14th, 12 h.

Room Laia Acarín


Timetable : Calendar 2016-2017. Master's lectures will begin on September 26th

This calendar is not definitive. Beware of future updates 


Please Visit the web of the Institute of Neurosciences


Other news regarding PhD thesis offers or information about courses that can be of your interest will be periodically posted in News




In 2003 molecular biologists, physiologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, neuropathologists, histochemists, psychologists, psychobiologists and bioinformaticians working at the UAB created the INc with the main strategic goal of leaving traditional disciplines behind, and engaging in a multidisciplinary and translational approach to key issues about the brain in the XXI century: neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, and the underpinnings of the normal and disturbed mind. We are interested in how the normal brain works, what happens when it gets sick, and how to cure it. We explore all levels of biological organization  from the interaction among single molecules to complex behaviors using cell cultures, animal models and human patients. And we aim at applying novel molecular, cellular, genetic and psychological therapies to brain pathology.

Info general, objectives, application, admission:     en catal√†      en espa√Īol     in English

The UAB Official Master in Neurosciences is member of NENS, the Network of European Neuroscience Schools

Pre-registration info: BioSciences Faculty (Gestió acadèmica de Biociències)
                                     +34 935813712
Tutorials: Margalida Coll (Master coordinator) 
                 Institute of Neurosciences and Psychobiology Unit, Bldg B, UAB Campus, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
                 +34 935811173

Teaching aims:
To educate future scientists to analyze the causes and consequences of pathological conditions of the nervous system, and pave the way for new therapeutic treatments.


Module 1: Neuroanatomy and cellular neurobiology (9 ECTS)


Module 2: Molecular neurobiology and neurophysiology (9 ECTS)
    Neurochemistry and neuropharmacology

Module 3: Scientific skills in Neuroscience (12 ECTS)

    Communication in science
    Statistical analysis of experimental data
    Incorporation to a research group (to prepare the researh project- module 6)

Module 4: Physiopathology and regeneration of neurological disorders (9 ECTS)

    Cellular and molecular basis of neurodegenerative processes
    Regeneration and plasticity of the nervous system

Module 5: Neurobiology of cognition and behavior (9 ECTS)

    Psycobiology of emotion, learning and memory, and conciousness
    Neuroendocrinology of stress, hormonal diseases of behavior, and animal models of psychopathology
    Neurobiology of mental pathologies

Module 6: Research project (12 ECTS)

    The project may be carried out within any of the 33 research groups at the INc


Track: Research only
Type of Master: Official Master (after completion, it allows to enroll in the PhD program of Neurosciences)
Total credits: 60 ECTS (one academic year)
Classes Weekly 

Timetable: Daily classes, generally from 9:00 to 11:00. The rest of the time is busy with assignments and laboratory work.

Places: 40
Languages: Spanish and Catalan are common use in daily life and in class, and you must understand reasonably well one of them; knowledge of English is required. You may address your instructors, write exams and assignments in any of the three languages. However, English is the only language in Module 3 (communication in science).