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.


3 razões para escolher este curso


Permite o contacto com um elevado número de docentes e investigadores que cobrem um amplo leque de competências científicas


Assenta numa abordagem multidisciplinar para o conhecimento do Sistema Nervoso


Para compreender o Sistema Nervoso, quer no seu funcionamento normal, quer em situação de doença

Plano de Estudos

No 1º ano pretende-se que o aluno saiba interpretar a literatura e perceber a metodologia de investigação científica nas suas vertentes básica e clínica, a fim de propor um projeto de investigação que desenvolverá durante o 2º ano.



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.


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.

Target Students

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





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