Neuroscience graduate program
Our neuroscience graduate program is interdisciplinary, building on existing strengths in the following UVic units:
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Biology
- Division of Medical Sciences
- Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
- School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
The program produces students with a research-based background in either cellular or cognitive neurosciences, reflecting the two major neuroscience research streams at UVic.
The program is designed to emphasize connections between the core areas (learning and memory; synaptic function; developmental neuroscience; sensory motor systems; disease and injury) and to encourage students to develop competencies in more than one area.
Get more details in the Academic Calendar.
The neuroscience graduate degree program started September 2011. Learn some reasons why you should study neuroscience at UVic.
General grad student info
Visit the UVic future graduate students page for important information about becoming a graduate student at UVic.
There are currently 30 graduate students (12 PhD and 18 MSc) and three postdoctoral fellows in the Division of Medical Sciences. They are conducting neurosciences research, much of it related to specific diseases such as Huntington's Disease or developmental disorders like Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
To inquire about post-doctoral fellowship training opportunities, please email a faculty member whose research is of interest. Contact information can be found on the our people page.