Doctorate Degrees in Neuroscience

Compare 5 PhD Programs in Neuroscience

The most advanced level of study that any student can achieve is usually considered the PhD. This involves three years on average of intense studying and development of a thesis. The career benefits, however, are higher than nearly any other certification possible.

What is a PhD in Neuroscience? The field of neuroscience relates to the nervous system. Students study the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, as well as how behavior is affected by these systems. When studying neuroscience, it is usually also necessary to incorporate elements of biology, psychology, and chemistry. Neuroscience may be studied in the context of healthcare or research, which also splits the field between practical and theoretical.

Students that earn a PhD in Neuroscience benefit greatly in their careers. It is possible to enter much more advanced positions that only PhD holders can enter. Additionally, the salary that can be earned is much higher.

Before you enroll in a neuroscience program, it is important that you research many different programs. The specific one you choose, as well as your student status and even the country you are in, will influence the cost of earning a PhD.

Careers in the field of neuroscience are also split between practical and theoretical areas. If you are interested in the former, your options include doctor, surgeon, technician, and other healthcare providers. On the research side, jobs in laboratories are plentiful. It is possible to work as a scientist and study nearly any aspect of the nervous system. Finally, it is also possible to enter the education field and teach future students about neuroscience. Regardless of what you decide, working in neuroscience offers highly fulfilling careers.

The best way to begin earning a PhD in Neuroscience is to find a program that meets your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Neuroscience (TNEU)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Palma de Mallorca

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research. [+]

PhDs in Neuroscience. General objectives Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research. Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates. Lines of research Neurophysiology of Memory and Learning Neurophysiology and Regulation dream-wake rhythm. Electrophysiology of the cerebral cortex of reptiles Physiology and neuroendocrinology of aging brain chronobiology Study of cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy and tumor markers. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of diseases of the nervous system and motor neuron diseases Cellular effect of natural and modified fatty acids on body weight. Oncological and circadian rhythmicity. Chronic pain, emotions and brain Clinical applications of brain-computer interface Anxiety and affective disorders. New student profile and admission criteria The recommended entry profile is that of graduates or graduates who are in any of the situations referred to... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Neurosciences

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

Research Lines These are the research lines of this doctoral program: Anti-inflammatory drugs Cellular and circuital bases of Epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifications of synaptic plasticity [+]

Lines of investigation These are the lines of research of this doctoral program: Anti-inflammatory drugs Cellular and circuital bases of epilepsy. Control of excitability and modifications of synaptic plasticity Cellular and molecular basis of basal ganglia physiology. Modifications of synaptic plasticity in extrapyramidal pathologies such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's, dyskinesias, etc. Cellular and molecular bases of memory and learning. Phenomena of synaptic plasticity and its modifications in dementias (Alzheimer's disease), etc. Cellular and subcellular bases of the function of potassium channels and receptors for neurotransmitters in the auditory system Molecular and cellular bases of neuronal plasticity. Molecular and cellular mechanisms related to long-term neuronal plasticity. Subcellular bases mediating the association and functional coupling between receptors for neurotransmitters and ion channels in the central nervous system Biomarkers of Stroke. Development of artificial implants for regeneration of peripheral nerves Early detection of Alzheimer's disease based on the combination of different markers Dissection and search for new pharmacological targets. Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs. Participation of mitochondria and second messengers in neurodegenerative processes. Parkinson's disease and other parkinsonisms / Dementias / Prion diseases / Dysautonomia Drug-resistant epilepsies Study of the innervation of the axonal segment of the main neurons of the cerebral cortex Study of the mechanisms of action of possible new neuroprotective drugs Study of the mechanisms that guide the visual attention and of the corticotalámicas interactions Expression of factors that prevent postlesional regeneration of nerve connections by the application of small inhibitory molecules such as... [-]

PhD in Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas, and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. [+]

PhDs in Neuroscience. The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology. We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science. Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic program in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas. The PhD program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas, and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. Submission and successful defense of a thesis are required. Research Foci Research and development within the Division of Life Science emphasizes the following areas: Cellular Regulation and Signaling Cancer Biology Developmental Biology Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Macromolecular Structure and Function Marine and Environmental Science Biotechnology and Medicinal Biochemistry Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency... [-]

PhD in Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Italy Lucca

One of thefour field-specific curricula is the Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences curriculum. This research-based, multidisciplinary doctorate program focuses on cognitive, computational and social neurosciences. Students will attend multiple courses, including fundamentals in cognitive psychology, behavioral and social neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, neural basis of perception, neural basis of consciousness, philosophy of science, critical thinking, structural and functional neuroimaging, and basic/advanced methods for data analysis. [+]

2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday)Italian time Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. One of thefour field-specific curricula is the Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences curriculum. This research-based, multidisciplinary doctorate program focuses on cognitive, computational and social neurosciences. Students will attend multiple courses, including fundamentals in cognitive psychology, behavioral and social neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, neural basis of perception, neural basis of consciousness, philosophy of science, critical thinking, structural and functional neuroimaging, and basic/advanced methods for data analysis. In particular, the program is designed to train researchers who will contribute to knowledge in areas such as multisensory perception, supramodality and cross-modality; sleep and consciousness; action recognition and motor control; neuroplasticity and learning; organization of semantic concepts; neurolinguistics; social and antisocial behavior; decision-making processes in economics and financial environments.During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units. Coursesare led by world-renowned researchers and provide students with all the... [-]

PhD in Neurobiology

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Italy Trieste

The aim of the Lectures of the PhD program in Neurobiology is to provide students with a common framework starting from different backgrounds. [+]

PhDs in Neuroscience. The aim of the Lectures of the PhD program in Neurobiology is to provide students with a common framework starting from different backgrounds. Lectures will take place at the beginning of the PhD Program, so to have more time to focus on the scientific research project that will be carried out during the PhD. There will be two main scientific modules complemented by a module dedicated to specific experimental methodologies and safety procedures. All the lectures will be in English and will be held by an expert in the field. Module 1 will be devoted to fundamental aspects of Neurophysiology and Neurobiology: we will review basic notions about neurons, synapses and sensory systems. We will also cover properties of neuronal networks underlying perception in the cortex and locomotion in the spinal cord. Module 2 will be dedicated to emerging tools and experimental methodologies from Nanotechnology, which can be used to investigate molecular properties of neurons, synapses and sensory cells. Properties of the interactions between neurons and new materials, such carbon nanotubes and grapheme, will be covered as well as basic properties of Atomic Force Microscopy and advanced Photonics. Module 3 will focus on methods to study receptors and channels function at molecular level, to understand signaling mechanisms involved in neuronal plasticity and adaptive responses. This module will be complemented by practical courses and lectures on specific molecular biology methods, like site-directed mutagenesis, protein analysis as well as on the use of conventional microscopy and cell biology techniques.... [-]