Prospective Students

The University of British Columbia offers a coordinated program of graduate studies leading to MSc and PhD degrees in Neuroscience. The objectives of the Program are to educate graduate students as neuroscientists with intensive experience in at least one area of research, and to ensure that students in the Program develop a broadly based knowledge of the neurosciences.

The Program aims for flexibility so that the individual needs and background of each student can, as quickly as possible, be accommodated. The core program of courses offered to entering students consists of Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurochemistry, Psychobiology, Molecular Neurobiology, and Neuropharmacology. Additional related courses are available for selection by the student and their Supervisory Committee. 

The Program is research-oriented: students are expected to engage in research from the start of their studies. Research is undertaken in individual departments, over a wide range of basic and clinical Neuroscience topics.

For questions about becoming a graduate student in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia, email

Please check out the September 2023 entry fact sheet. Applications open July 15, 2022.