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Master's Program in Neurobiology (EU)

Tuition fee €4,500 per year

Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
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Application fee €35 per programme

This fee is not refundable.

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The Master’s Degree Program in Neurobiology provides students who are in possession of first level training in the biological or biotechnological field, with in-depth knowledge of the morpho-functional organization of the nervous system, the cellular and molecular correlates of neural functions, and modalities in which these functions are realized at the systemic level, as well as on the neurobiological bases of the pathologies of the nervous system.

The aim of the Course is to allow the acquisition, not only of a cognitive training, but also of specific skills such as:
• Modalities governing experimental and applied neurobiological research, regarding its recent trends, and the technologies it relies on
• Applications of neurobiological knowledge and techniques in the industrial, bio-system and bioinformatics fields

The primary objective of the training course will be to highlight the fundamental problems in the neuroscientific field (integrated functions, cellular mechanisms, genetic and molecular substrates, bases of pathological processes), underlining the importance of multidisciplinary approaches for the progress of knowledge.

The main area of study are:
• Neuromorphology and cellular and development neurobiology;
• Neurophysiology and neurobehavior;
• Neuropharmacology;
• Neurogenetic-molecular subjects;
• Neurology and neuropathology;
• Bioinformatics

The programme in English language has been approved by the Italian Ministry of Education in May 2022. The first year course in 2022-2023 will be related to the new program in English language, the second year course that will take place in 2022-2023 will still be related to the old program in Italian language.

Programme structure

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1st YEAR
• Comparative Neurodevelopment and Neural stem cells
• Human Neuroanatomy
• Membrane biophysics and electrophysiology
• Cellular neurobiology and advanced methods in Neuroscience
• Cellular and advanced systemic neurophysiology
• Neurochemistry, Neuropharmacology and Neurogenetics

2nd YEAR
• Computational neuroscience
• Neurobiology of brain disorders
• Neuroimmunology and molecular neurobiology
• Neuropsycopharmacology
• Neural basis of behaviour and neuropsychology
• One subject to be chosen from this list: Advanced Microscopy / Statistics and Big Data Analysis / Bioinformatics
• Laboratory activity
• Other activities
• Dissertation

Career opportunities

The degree program will allow graduates to:
• Research in the neuroscientific field;
• Hi-tech biomedical laboratories;
• Preclinical testing of drugs active in the nervous system;
• Clinical trial of drugs active in the nervous system, through interaction with the medical structure involved in the trial;
• Development of biomedical technologies or instruments with neurobiological applications.

Graduates of this master’s degree course can be hired in:
• Neuroscientific research laboratories
• Hospitals
• Universities
• Private and public research centers
• Pharmaceutical and Biomedical companies
• Biomedical instrumentation development and sales companies

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