Athens International Master’s Programme in Neurosciences

Athens, Greece

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 2 years

Degrees available: MSc

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Domains: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Pathological Aging, Neurogenesis and Development

Subdomains: Development of neural systems, Glia-neuron interactions, Ischemia, Mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Molecular and cellular mechanisms, Molecular signals and their receptors, Neurotransmitters and their receptors

School Programme Description

Athens International Master’s Programme in Neurosciences, at the National and Kapodistian University of Athens, Greece

This cutting-edge Masters programme is a combined effort of several Athens-based University departments and research centers. It builds on the multi-disciplinary research profiles of its staff. Teaching and research staff includes Greek and International professors and researchers of Greek and International Universities and Research Centers. All lectures are taught in English. This, two-year MSc degree programme, consists of taught modules (12 months) plus research project and dissertation (12 months). It is designed for students with a good degree in the biological / life sciences (psychology, neuroscience, biology, medicine, etc.) or physical sciences (computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering) mainly interested in pursuing and academic or research career.

The core contents of this programme include (i) fundamentals of experimental neurosciences (developmental neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurobiological bases of diseases of the nervous system, neuropharmacology, neuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology. behavioral neuroscience, electrophysiology, Technical courses including neuroimaging), (ii) Lab rotations, and (iii) concepts, methods of computational modelling, data analytics and machine learning.

Aside from mastering neuroscience, you can also enjoy the largest open-air museum during its mostly sunny and dry days. These include Acropolis and Parthenon, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Arch of Hadrian, the Theatre of Dionysus, Panathenaic Stadium-Kallimarmaro, the iconic Temple of Olympian Zeus, pedestrian avenue of Dionysios Areopagitou, Pnyx Hill, Thiseio, Monastiraki, Plaka and etc, that are full of temples and ancient and Byzantine monuments. In addition, Athens has great museums inclunding the Acropolis museum, the National Archaeological museum, the museum of Modern Art, the museum of Greek Folk Art and of Greek Folk Musical Instruments, the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, the National Gallery, and others. You will enjoy excellent nature and the easily reached Aegean islands. More at



National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Biology