PhD in Neuroscience

Nicosia, Cyprus

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English

Duration: 4 years Full-Time (it can be extended up to 6 years) & 6-8 years Part-Time mode of study

Degrees available: PhD

Programme website

Domains: Circuit Dynamics and Oscillations, Cognition and Neural Network, Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Internal States and Homeostasis, Motivation, Emotion and Behaviour, Motor Systems, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Pathological Aging, Neurogenesis and Development, Neurons and Glia: Intrinsic Properties, Cell Biology and Cell Types, Other Brain Diseases, Ischemia, Stroke, Injury, Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, Sensory Systems, Synaptic Integration, Excitability and Plasticity

Subdomains: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Anatomy, Animal behaviour, Animal studies, Association cortex, Ataxias, Auditory system, Biological rhythms and sleep, Cell excitability, Cell types, CNS autoimmune diseases, CNS patterning, Data analysis and software tools, Development of neural systems, Developmental disorders, Electrophysiology, Environmental factors, Epilepsy, Gene expression and regulation, Gene therapy, Glia-neuron interactions, Human studies, Huntington's disease, Imaging methods, Intervention methods, Intracellular dynamics, Ion channels, Ischemia, Learning and memory, Mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Metabolism, Mitochondria, Molecular and genetic techniques, Molecular signals and their receptors, Motor control, Motor control centers, Motor neurons and muscle, Myelination, Neurogenesis and gliogenesis, Neuroimmunology, Neuroinfectious diseases, Neurotransmitters and their receptors, Pain, Parkinson's disease, Peripheral nerve diseases, Psychiatric disorders, Regulation of food intake, nutrient and liquid homeostasis and body weight, Social cognition and behavior, Stress and the brain, Synaptic integration, Synaptic plasticity, Synaptic transmission, Transplantation and regeneration, Vestibular system, Vision

School Programme Description

The PhD Programme in Neuroscience of The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Neuroscience. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Neuroscience and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Neuroscience. The PhD Research Projects on various aspects of Neuroscience are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Neuroscience and therefore provides PhD students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. PhD Students have the opportunity to attend courses (during their 1st year of studies) in innovative fields which include Brain and Behaviour, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neurosciences and Neurogenetics, Cytogenetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases, Molecular Virology and Immunology and Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases.

To be admitted to the PhD Programme, a student must meet at least the minimum requirements listed below:

1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field
2. English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction.
3. Two References