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Master of Neuroscience (MSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

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About the course

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and the networks of neurons that transmit signals around the body.

You will study normal nervous systems as well as situations in which the nervous system does not work properly.

Problems studied include:

  • Mental illness
  • Neurodegeneration (e.g. Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease)
  • Brain injury (such as from a stroke or a car accident)

Neuroscience is a subject in its own right, but you can also think of it as being made up of the “neuro” part of each of a wide range of other subjects, including Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Zoology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Pharmacology.

The University of Otago is the only New Zealand university that offers an undergraduate major in

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant must either be a graduate with an average grade of at least B for the appropriate 300-level papers, or have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

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