M.Sc. Neuroscience or Master of Science in Neuroscience is a postgraduate Neurology course. Neuroscience covers the study of the nervous system and blends in other disciplines like neuro-psychology amongst other disciplines. Strictly speaking, neuroscience has always been seen as a branch of biology. The duration of M.Sc. in Neuroscience is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. The Jiwaji University, Gwalior is providing in two years and course is divided into four semesters. Minimum time to complete the course is also two years. Course is available both in full time and part time basis.
M.Sc. Neuroscience Eligibility
The candidates should complete their B.Sc. under any registered University in the following subjects like B.Sc. allied Health Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, BUMS, Biochemistry as main or ancillary, B.Sc. in Life Sciences, Bio Science, Biology, Physics, BSMS, BAMS, BHMS, B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. Physician Assistant, BPTH, Bachelor of Occupational Theory (BOT), Zoology, any Biological Sciences or Professional course such as MBBS. in science stream.
The marks of admission for this course vary from University to University. In various colleges and Universities it conducts entrance exams for the admission of the students.
M.Sc. Neuroscience Syllabus
Syllabus of Neuroscience as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
Subjects of Study
Cell biology and neuron organization
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Laboratory tools and techniques
Lab. Course I (LAB.): Cell Biology
Lab Course II: Genetics biochemistry and molecular biology
Cellular Neurophysiology and biophysics
Lab Course III: Neuroanatomy
Lab Course IV: Neurophysiology
Sensory and motor systems
Behavioural and cognitive neuroscience
Lab Course V: Neuropathology
Lab Course VI: Behaviour biology
Nanotechnology and bioinformatics for neuroscience
Lab Course VII: Research methods, biostatistics and computer applications
They should be able to co-operate effectively with other members of a multidisciplinary team.
Other essentials are excellent writing skills and experience of report writing, good spoken communication skills e.g. to express complex ideas or in dealing with very worried patients who have recently been diagnosed with a serious disease.
They should have the adaptability, able to work independently, strong numeracy and knowledge of statistical methods and analysis, computer literate and familiar with using computerized databases.
Candidates should have good publication record, able to analyze data, experience of MRI and spectroscopy techniques and analysis and knowledge of experimental design.
How is M.Sc. Neuroscience Course Beneficial?
They can become lecturer after passing this course along with NET exam at college / university level.
They can also apply for the post of medical doctor in government sectors on various designations.
They can also run their own private hospitals / clinics that are a form of self-employment.
They have also the option of pursuing further studies in form of research work.
They can also become scientists in the subject of their interest.
M.Sc. Neuroscience Employment Areas
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Indian Clinical Research Institute, New Delhi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
MLS University, Udaipur
Reliance Life Science, Mumbai
Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi
Dr. Reddy’s, Hyderabad, Suven Life Sciences, Hyderabad