A European Master of Neuroscience: Advanced Courses and Research Training
The Erasmus Mundus Master Course (EMMC) Neurasmus is part of the European Neuroscience Campus Network.
Ms Laurie Francois
Neurasmus Erasmus Mundus Secretariat
Département des Affaires Européennes et Relations Internationales – case 143,
146 rue Leo Saignat
F-33076 Bordeaux, France
+ 33 (0)5 47 30 42 35
Office hours: 09 :00-12 :00 / 14 :00-17 :00
Neurasmus is a 2 year (120 ECTS) full-time Neuroscience study programme taught in English, with a strong emphasis on training in cutting-edge techniques in all major topics of brain research, from molecules to cognition.
Its main objective is to foster Neuroscience education and train new brain scientists.
It offers a unique interdisciplinary and integrated approach of normal brain function and of brain diseases. Students become qualified to formulate appropriate questions and propose and apply effective investigations to complex Neuroscience issues.
They learn to work in team effort as well as autonomously, to interpret and communicate results effectively and to find applications in order to reach to clinical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological targets.
On completion of the Master programme, students will be perfect doctoral candidates to apply to the different exchange and training PhD programmes currently available among the consortium members (Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate, Symbad).
They will be skilfully capable to pursue their studies at the Ph.D. level at any of the consortium doctorate schools or at other universities.
Neurasmus is offered by 5 European Institutions and 1 Third Country Institution:
- Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 in association with Université Bordeaux 1, France
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
- Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany
- Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Freie Universität und Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin, Germany
- Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Neurasmus is also supported by 4 Associated Members
- Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine
- Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, a Division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
- Synaptologics BV
Four main study tracks with sub-specializations are offered and reflect the strengths of the consortium institutions:
- Neurogenetics and Neural Plasticity
- Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
- Medical Neurosciences
During year 1, students follow a common core curriculum that provides a common basis of main subject areas for all. They also receive first specialization in a field of interest.
The programme consists of advanced seminars, tutorials, practical work and lab rotations.
Advanced specialization modules are taken between September and December during year 2.
Students also carry out a 6 month research/industrial project within their study track and submit it as a thesis (30 ECTS).
During the two years of the Master, every student will have to go through at least two host institutions of the consortium and all students together will attend joint advanced workshops and meetings.
Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded joint or multiple/double degrees, from each of the main institutes they study at, with a diploma supplement that describes their study track and the overall study programme.
Candidates can apply
- for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship;
- or under a self-funding scheme (own financial resources or external sponsorship).