Do your graduate studies at the Department of Neuroscience

We encourage talented and enthusiastic young researchers to pursue a graduate degree (PhD) at the Department of Neuroscience.

We invite you to take contact to the laboratory in which you aim to conduct your thesis work and pursue funding opportunities together with the head of the laboratory group. See full list of researchers in the Department of Neuroscience here.

To learn about the requirements for the PhD degree at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, visit the PhD School’s website

All graduate students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are required to enroll in a graduate program. We encourage the PhD students at Department of Neuroscience to enroll in the graduate program in neuroscience, NeuroGrad. To learn about the requirements and activities of NeuroGrad, visit our website.


An overview

IN is responsible for the majority of all formal education in neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, and more broadly, in the greater Copenhagen area. It offers courses targeted to both pre- and postgraduate students in medicine (>500 students/year) and odontology-dentistry, as well as in the programs of human biology, Human physiology, molecular biomedicine, and biomedical engineering.

  • Excitable cells
    Basic neurophysiology and cellular neuroscience
  • CNS structure and function
    Clinical neuroscience including the neurological examination
  • Cellular Neuroscience
    Cellular and molecular properties of neurons and neural networks
  • Neuropharmacology
    Taught in conjunction with Pharmacology
  • Human Neurobiology
    Integrative function of the human brain incl. EEG, fMRI, DTI, PET
  • Neuronal Signaling
    The nervous system and advanced techniques used to explore it
  • Tissue & Movement Biomechanics
    Dynamics and energy consumption of movement
  • Advanced cell biology
    Theoretical and practical coverage of cell biology and associated techniques
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Advanced pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics