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Education at the Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience provides education at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels in core areas of medicine/biomedicine, and doctoral education in neuroscience and nanoscience.


The Department is responsible for teaching in anatomy in several different study programs, foremost the medical, dental and physiotherapy programs. In most courses, anatomy is integrated with other disciplines in organ system-organized curricula. Anatomy teaching includes lectures, different forms of practical exercises, and human dissections.


Teaching in histology, also called microscopic anatomy, is performed within the medical and dental study programs. The histology teaching includes lectures and studies in groups or individually using light microscopes and sections of various tissues and organs.


Basic-level neuroscience courses, integrating structure and function from ion channel to cognition, are given in the medical, biomedicine, dental and psychology study programs. In addition, a neuroscience course is given for KTH students specializing in biotechnology. An advanced-level freestanding course and a Master’s course are also given.

Research introduction

Research introductory courses (FOLÄK 1 and 2), running in parallel with the regular medical study program during five semesters, are organized for medical students. The courses include two summer projects.

Doctoral programme in Neuroscience

A wide range of research subjects is offered to students interested in pursuing doctoral education.

Admission follows the general rules for eligibility at Karolinska Institutet and is handled by a departmental committee. Doctoral education includes research training by supervisors in research groups and relevant doctoral courses.

Doctoral programme in Neuroscience


Educational contacts at the department