Course · 30 credits


Lund University has a strong track record in the field of neuroscience, ranging from basic to clinical research and including pioneering research on neural stem cells and transplantations. Advanced Neuroscience is aimed at students with a BSc or equivalent in the field of biology/biomedicine/medicine and with a specific interest in neuroscience.

Students may include this course as a part of their MSc in e.g. Biomedicine, Molecular biology and Medicine. The course can also be used as a bridge between master and research education, by providing in-depth knowledge in the field of neuroscience combined with hands-on experience in research labs. This experience is valuable for a future career at Lund University as well as elsewhere. While applications to the course is done through the regular system, there is also a second selection step including a personal motivation letter and an interview. The relatively small group of students in the course stimulates interactive learning activitites and allows for selection of high-quality research projects.

The course includes an introductory, theoretical, part with focus on research methodology as well as diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's, stroke and epilepsy. During the following 17 weeks, students perform individual projects in research labs and actively participate in research seminars and journal clubs. The examination includes a written exam at the end of the introductory weeks, a course portfolio, the research project plan and a final oral and written presentation of the performed research project. This will give the student experience in planning, performing and communicating research, as well as training in peer review, scientific presentations and discussions.

Both the theoretical and practical parts of the course bring students close to the research frontline. Advanced Neuroscience will thus provide students with an excellent basis for doctoral studies in the field of neuroscience.

Closed for applications

Application opportunities

This programme will be open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.


Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS credits) in science, biomedical, medical or other relevant field. English 6/English course B.

Selection criteria

based on academic background, scientific merits, written motivation and interview.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Start Autumn Semester 2020

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In English

Study period

31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021



How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (see the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

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Course-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you will also be asked to submit a personal motivation letter and the link to this document will be sent to you after the application period has closed. Based on academic merits and motivation letter, eligible students will be invited to an interview.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 90 000

First payment: SEK 90 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations