Postgraduate Programs

MSc Neuroscience (accredited)

The Importance of Neuroscience
 
Can you make a positive difference in the field of Neuroscience? At the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine we encourage our students to make a difference and a positive contribution to science and society. Neuroscientists continue to strive for a deeper understanding of how the brain’s nerve cells are born, grow, and connect. They study how these cells organize themselves into effective, functional circuits that usually remain in working order for life. Through this research, Neuroscientists discover possible causes of disorders of the brain and body and ways to prevent or cure them. The active Clinical Sciences Departments of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics together with the Laboratory Departments, provide you as a student of the CSMM with the most comprehensive education in the field of Neuroscience. 
 
 
MSc Neuroscience at the CSMM
 
As a student on this program, you will be educated in and exposed to 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 you to broaden your knowledge of other relevant and complementary fields. The MSc Research or Library Projects based on various aspects of Neuroscience, are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. As an International Centre of Excellence, the CING carries out pioneering research in Neuroscience and therefore provides you with the knowledge and tools to complete a comprehensive and competitive Research or Library Project. 
 
For detailed program information please refer to the CSMM Prospectus 
 
 
MSc Neuroscience at the CSMM is suitable for you:
 
If you are a graduate with a background in medicine, biological and related sciences, genetics, neuroscience, biomedicine, chemistry, psychology, pharmacology, physiology and other related fields, looking to progress your studies. 
 
This program is appropriate for you if you want to graduate with:
 
  • Work experience
  • Hands-on lab skills
  • A thorough understanding of the latest research and academic knowledge in innovative fields
  • The capabilities to successfully enter the job market or further education

 

Full-Time mode: 13 months (taught courses & research/library project).


Part-Time mode: 24 months (with minimum of one course per semester, among those offered in the referred semester)

 

To be admitted to the MSc Programs, a student must meet 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 the previous degree obtained was not in English. 

 

Students must successfully complete 3 mandatory courses, 2 elective courses and a Thesis Project while enrolled in the MSc Program in Neuroscience.

Mandatory Courses

*Elective Courses

NEURO101: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

NEURO102: Brain and Behaviour

MM103/NEURO103: Neurosciences and Neurogenetics

 

MM101: Molecular Basis of Monogenetic Diseases

MM102: Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases

MM104: Gene and Cell Therapy

MG101: Molecular Genetics

MG102: Cytogenetics and Genomics

MG103: Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics

MG104: Biochemical Basis of Genetic Diseases

MVI: Molecular Virology and Immunology

BMI101: Bioinformatics

 

*Elective courses are subject to availability and the school’s discretion to run a specific course during a particular semester

The CSMM Admission period begins in late January every year, for programs beginning in September of that year. Our Application and Admissions process is as follows:
 
  1. Check out our prospectus (link prospectus) for information on our postgraduate programs
 
  1. If you have any queries or require further information and guidance, contact the Education Office by phone (+357 22 392 840) or email ([email protected]). You may wish to make an appointment and come and speak to us in person, we would be happy to meet with you! Alternatively, all information can be given by phone or email
 
  1. Now that you have all you need to know, you are ready to complete our online application! Ensure that you have all your required documents (listed below), scanned and ready in an up-loadable format:
  • Two Academic References (you will not need actual reference letters, only the names and email addresses of your Referees, who will receive an automated notification from our applications system, in order to complete our specific Reference Form)
  • Academic Transcripts (secondary school/high school, higher education)
  • High School Leaving certificate
  • English Language Certificate (if previous degree was obtained in a language other than English). This can also be submitted at a later date if you are admitted to the program. 
 
  1. Next, you will need to create your Extranet User Account
From here you will be prompted to complete information and upload documents to your online application form. You can save your Application Form and log back in to continue at any time. Once you are happy with your application, you can submit it. You will receive a prompt in order to pay the application fee via the JCC gateway. Please proceed to do this, as your application will not be considered valid until the fee has been settled.
 
  1. Thereafter, your application and all supporting documentation, will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee in order to assess whether your application will progress to the interview stage. For some applicants, the process will end here.
 
  1. If you are invited to an interview, you will receive an email notification from the Education Office stating the date and time of the interview together with any other arrangements. Interviews for students in Cyprus, are carried out in person at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics. If you are overseas during the given period, then you will be interviewed via Skype/Zoom and you will be prompted to provide your Skype/Zoom user name in the days prior to the interview. The interview itself is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the School, Institute and program you have applied for, while simultaneously presenting yourself as a prime candidate! Use this as an opportunity to explain about your scientific work so far, your research interests and how you would like to progress in the future. This will give our Admissions Committee a good understanding of whether you are suitable for the program.
 
  1. Once you have been interviewed, you will receive an email stating the decision of the Admissions Committee. For some applicants, the process will end here. For successful applicants, the decision will be either Unconditional Admission (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments) or Conditional Admission based on the applicant taking and passing the Preparatory Course offered in August (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments).
  1. A Completed Online Application Form 
  2. Two Academic References
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. High School Leaving certificate.
  5. English Language Certificate (if not graduated from an English speaking University)

Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants. 

Publicly-Funded Grants
Cypriot Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a publicly-funded grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria.
 
CSMM Scholarships
A number of full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are awarded to MSc and PhD students based on academic criteria.
In addition to the above, various types of scholarships are available specifically for PhD students, for years 2, 3 and 4 which may cover costs of consumables and/or a monthly allowance.
 
The exact amount and number of scholarships that are offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School.
 

 

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