The goal of this programme is to educate specialists for independent work in research and education in areas of neurosciences, electrophysiology, psychopharmacology, etc.


  • Key learning outcome:

       A holder of Master’s degree in Neurobiology has good knowledge of the general principles of structure, function and pathology of nervous system, is able to study the latest neuroscience related literature, to identify and analyze neuroscience related problems and knows the scope of application, advantages and disadvantages of modern scientific and clinical investigation techniques. A graduate is able to work individually and in team, transfer knowledge to professionals and nonprofessionals, be able to identify own scientific interests in a context of modern life science, to learn continuously, improve and update knowledge and skills.


  • Career opportunities:

        Master of Science in Neurobiology can work at biotechnology industry, research and development, education, medical institutions, private and public agencies where knowledge, technologies and equipment in a field of neurobiology and live sciences are applied, created or traded.


  • Access to further studies:

       Analytical knowledge could be improved in doctoral studies in the fields of life sciences.



Course Type

1st Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

2nd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

3rd Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

4th Semester

(30 ECTS credits)

Compulsory Courses

Term Research Project (3)

Neurophysiology (8)

Bioelectrical Processes (10)

Neuroanatomy (5)

Term Research Project (10)

Neurochemistry (5)

Biopsychology (5)

Psychophysiology (6)

Molecular Mechanisms of Sensory Transduction (5)

Neurobiology of sensation and perception (10)

Term Research Project (7)

Master Thesis (30)

Elective Courses

Histology (4)

Neuroethics (4)

Modern computer information systems (4)

Human neuropsychology (5)

Genetics of Behavior (4)

Biophysics of neuron (4)

Biophysics of control systems (4)

Adaptive Neurotechnologies (4)

Laboratory Animal Science (4)

Plant Communication (4)

Neuroinformatics (4)

Brain Imaging Methods (4)

Examination and assessment

  • Graduation requirements:

Studies are finished by defending of Final Master Degree Project.


  • Examination and assessment regulations:

The main form of evaluation is an examination. Every course unit is concluded with either a written or written-oral examination. Student's knowledge and general performance during the exam are evaluated using grading scale from 1 (very poor) to 10 (excellent).

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Life or Social Sciences;
  • Research-based bachelor's dissertation or a project; 
  • English language proficiency – the level required - not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or TOEFL score 75/IELTS score 6.


Application and selection requirements

   Applicant who fulfills all the requirements will be invited for a Motivational interview. 

   Applicant will be assessed in the following six aspects:

  • English language proficiency;
  • Reasons for choosing Vilnius university;
  • Reasons for choosing MSc Neurobiology program;
  • Previous academic experience: list of taken courses related to MSc Neurobiology;
  • Bachelor thesis;
  • Future plans. 


  Each aspect will be scored from 1 to 5. Successful applicant should score at least 20 in total. The interview will be     held  online. Time and date for the interview will be arranged individually. Normally it takes place within a month of an application date. 


 Academic contact
Admission contact

Prof. Osvaldas Rukšėnas

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