Education in Neuroscience

Education in neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet are conducted in close collaboration with active researchers in each area.

Basic level

Basic education in neuroscience is provided within different education programmes at Karolinska Institutet in close collaboration with active researchers within the differents fields.

  • Medicine, 3rd semester
  • Biomedicine, 4th semester
  • Dentistry, 2nd semester
  • Psychology, 1st semester
  • Neuroscience@KI (only students registered at KTH)

Master's level

The Global Master's Programme in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet offers a neuroscience-track for second-year students. This track begins with a series of six one-week courses.

  • Course 1: The Developing Brain
  • Course 2: Functional neuroanatomy
  • Course 3: Brain circuits
  • Course 4: Frontiers in cognitive neuroscience
  • Course 5: Neurogenetics
  • Course 6: Neurodegenerative disorders

More about this programme

Students can apply to the neuroscience-track via the Course Director of the master's programme. For general information regarding adminssion requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.

Doctoral education

A significant part of the research at Karolinska Institutet deals with the normal function or pathology of the nervous system. Doctoral students are trained within the different neuroscience disciplines in research groups at eight departments. A general programme coordinates joint courses and other activities for doctoral students within the area. 

More about doctoral education in neuroscience


Steering group for doctoral education in neuroscience

Lennart Brodin, Department of Neuroscience

Anna Fogdell-Hahn, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Caroline Graff, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Lilly Schwieler, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Camilla Svensson, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Fredrik Ullén, Department of Neuroscience

Eric Westman, Department of NVS, KI