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Brain and Behaviour Research

Universitat Jaume I
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Castellón de la Plana
2,356.20 EUR excl. VAT

Program description

Brain and Behaviour Research

The aim of the Universitat Jaume I Master’s Degree in Brain and Behaviour Research is to train researchers in behavioural neuroscience. This master's degree course is one of the programs included in the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS). The program allows the theoretical and methodological grounds of this discipline to be acquired, along with the competences needed to undertake basic and clinical research.

An essential part of training is carried out in the laboratory, where various techniques and the research method are learned and applied to specific projects that lead to the master's degree qualification and, if continued with doctoral studies, to the possibility of doing a doctoral thesis. The Universitat Jaume I has the human and technological resources as well as the appropriate infrastructures to undertake research on neurosciences. The research groups that participate in the master's degree have a proven track record in research both nationally and internationally, with stable collaborations in the five continents.

The Universitat Jaume I Master's Degree in Brain and Behaviour Research includes cross-curricular and methodological core subjects together with a wide range of optional subjects with which students can specialise and receive tutored training in more specific aspects of behavioural neuroscience. This multidisciplinary versatility is one of the basic characteristics of our training offer. Over a period of two semesters, students must study core subjects worth 21 ECTS credits, and 24 ECTS credits in optional ones, as well as 15 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis.

Admission requirements

Prior knowledge about the physiology of the central nervous system and basic psychological processes is recommended. Nonetheless, students with degrees that are not related with life sciences and health sciences should study the complementary courses in order to acquire a basic training in these fundamental aspects.

The degrees that allow access to this master's degree course are: Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Speech Therapy, Linguistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and other degrees in the life sciences and health sciences domain.

It is also recommended to have an English proficiency equivalent to B2. English is the vehicular language for neuroscience, so all materials, presentations and skills training are conducted in English.

On pre-registration, applicants must hold any of the following qualifications:

A) An official Spanish university qualification or a qualification issued by a country in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

  • Licenciatura, ingeniería or arquitectura
  • Diplomatura, ingeniería técnica or arquitectura técnica
  • Grado
  • A foreign qualification awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

B) Foreign studies officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

     Students must submit the following documents:

  • Certificate or diploma of the qualification giving access to the master's degree
  • Official recognition certificate for the foreign qualification issued by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

C) Official university qualification from countries outside the EHEA

     Students must submit the following documents:

  • A foreign qualification awarded by a higher education institution outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
  • A certificate from the home university certifying that the studies are at a level of training equivalent to bachelor's degree studies and entitle the student to access the master's degree studies.

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The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) is a public higher education and research centre, founded in 1991, which seeks to enhance the social, economic and cultural development of the society that surrounds it through the creation and transmission of knowledge. The UJI currently offers 31 undergraduate degrees, 46 official master's degrees, 18 UJI-specific master's degrees and 24 specialisation courses.


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Universitat Jaume I

The Universitat Jaume I (UJI) is the public university in the north of the Valencian Community, a region on the European Mediterranean coast located among the cities of Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid. Established in 1991, the UJI has positioned itself...

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Universitat Jaume I

Universitat Jaume I
Av. de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12071 Castellón

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