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Advanced Neuroscience

Course · 30 credits


What is the aim of the course? The aim of the course is for you to acquire in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in the subject of neuroscience, from basic neuroscientific concepts to preclinical and clinical applications. In addition, the course aims to give you practical laboratory or clinical methodological experience through neuroscientific project work. The course has a particular focus on Parkinson's disease, cognitive diseases (dementia), Huntington's disease and acquired brain damage.

Course content

This course aims to provide you with in-depth theoretical and practical learning activities in the subject of neuroscience.

You will initially receive theoretical instruction through lectures and seminars. These are led by experienced researchers and clinicians.

Together with a supervisor, you will identify a neuroscience research project, and you will write a project plan. You will then practically carry out the project in the supervisor's research environment. The research project is then reported both in writing and orally. Peer review included. During the course, you participate in seminars, group discussions and "journal clubs", which are part of the course's portfolio. All activities in the portfolio require active preparation, for example in the form of reading and reviewing distributed material.

Your examination tasks include written examination (3 HP), course portfolio (12 HP), and presentation of project work that includes peer review (15 HP)

After the course

The course is preparation for research.

Course syllabus in English.


Open for applications

Application opportunities


Course leader

Gunnar Gouras

Email: Gunnar [dot] gouras [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Course Leader

Iben Lundgaard

Email: Iben [dot] lundgaard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Study Advisor

Email: fris_studsoc [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Diana Jerman

Email: diana [dot] jerman [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree (180 credits) in science, biomedicine, medicine or other relevant field (engineering, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics).

International students are exempted from the general entry requirement of proficiency in Swedish but all students are required to have proficiency in English corresponding to English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: ECTS (HPAV): 100 %.

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.

How to prove your English proficiency –

Country-specific requirements

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

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies –

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –


Your selection at

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

20 January 2025 - 8 June 2025


Last application date 2024-08-15

Start Spring Semester 2025

Day-time Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

20 January 2025 - 8 June 2025


You can only apply for this course in the 'Swedish student' application round. Find out more: Applying for studies – when to apply

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.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
    Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
  • 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 the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
    Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies –
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies –
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 102 500

First payment: SEK 102 500

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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.

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 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/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 Master's level.

Scholarship information on 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