The University of Lisbon, through the Faculty of Medicine, offers a Master Degree in Neurosciences, in the following specialization areas:

  1. Basic Neuroscience electrophysiology, neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology;
  2. Cognitive Neurosciences, memory, learning, language;
  3. Neurophysiology EEG, EMG; Magnetic Stimulation; Evoked Potentials;
  4. Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging;
  5. Clinical Population Studies, clinical research;
  6. Physical and Engineering Neurosciences, acquisition, archiving and processing of biological signals. Diagnostic Techniques;
  7. Computational Neurosciences, computational models of functional neuroimaging.



1st year 1st semester

Typology of contact hours: T-Theoretical, TP – Theoretical-Practical, S – Seminar

Unidade curricular ( PT/EN)  N.º de ECTS  Nº de horas de Contacto (aulas)
Neurobiologia Celular e Molecular/Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology 8 T-22; TP-24; S-10
Neurofisiologia de Sistemas/Systems Neurophysiology 12 T-34;TP-34;S-16
Neuroética/Neuroethics 0,5 S-4
Neuroanatomia e Neuroimagiologia/Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging 4 T-18; TP-10
Área Complementar de Formação I (Optativa)/Complementary Training Area I (Optional) 6 42 (De acordo com a característica da optativa)


1st year 2nd semester

Unidade curricular ( PT/EN) N.º de ECTS Nº de horas de Contacto (aulas)
Neuropsicologia/Neuropsychology 5 T-14; TP-14; S-7
Bioestatística/Biostatistics 3,5 T-10; TP-10; S-5
Investigação e Ensaio Clínico/Research and Clinical Assays in Neurosciences 6 T-17; TP-17; S-8
Planeamento de Projeto/Project Planning 9 OT-20; S-8
Área Complementar de Formação II (Optativa)/Complementary Training Area II (Optional) 6 42 (De acordo com a característica da optativa)


In recent years, neurosciences have evolved enormously due to the introduction of innovative technologies. Neuroscientists are now in a privileged position to better understand the brain, either in its normal functioning or in a disease situation.

The Master Degree in Neuroscience aims to provide students with skills for the study of the nervous system in an integrated and comprehensive manner, from molecule to cognition and from normal to pathological. This objective is part of the broader process of creating a European area for higher education, which is competitive, of high quality and which favours the mobility and employability of its graduates.

Specific objectives

The Master Degree in Neurosciences aims to encourage knowledge of the nervous system, in a multidisciplinary and complementary approach, through the use of rigorous scientific methodology and with the contribution of clinical and laboratory research.

Its main objective is the study of the nervous system as a whole, taking into account its relationship with the internal and external environment, involving perception, action, behaviour, as well as homeostasis systems. It is intended that students understand the nervous system, either in its normal functioning or in a situation of illness, as well as the main technologies used for its knowledge.




FMUL Accreditation

Skills Acquisition


This Master degree allows the acquisition of skills in three areas: acquisition of knowledge in Neurosciences through dynamic integration between disciplines; exposure to research methods and procedures, through experiencing the universe of scientific research in its classic foundations, as well as in the procedures necessary for its conduction in the various phases; obtain expertise in a specific area to be defined by the students interacting with the lecturers, promoting greater competitiveness in the academic or business job market.

Professional Opportunities


  • Research career in the field of Experimental Neurosciences or Clinical Neurosciences
  • Academic career
  • Entrepreneurial career whenever in-depth knowledge about the neuroscience research activity constitutes an added value
Target Students | vacancies

Candidates to an experimental research career in the field of Neurosciences, Molecular Neurobiology, Electrophysiology, Neurochemistry, and Computational Neurosciences.

Candidates interested in deepening their knowledge of the nervous system,  Interns specialising in Neurology and/or Neurosurgery, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, biologists, biochemists, pharmacists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, and biomedical engineers.

Candidates to an academic career.

No. of Places – 16

Fees/ Registration Fee


The tuition fee may be paid, in full or in instalments, according to the terms and amounts indicated in the tuition fee determination for the academic year  2020/2021

Scientific Committee

Professor Ana Sebastião
Professor Isabel Pavão Martins
Professor Mamede de Carvalho