Academic Information

The Master's degree has a modular curriculum structure that covers basic and applied content in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience. The Master's programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills in the use and application of the theories and methods of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience in different areas of research and professional activity.

To obtain the Master's degree, students must take 60 ECTS credits, distributed between courses, research and internships. The master's degree is structured in five modules:

  • Module of Seminars (5 ECTS)
  • Methodology Module (minimum 8 ECTS)
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Module (maximum 20 ECTS)
  • Internship Module (15 ECTS)
  • Final Master's Thesis (12 ECTS)

The Master is structured in two temporary modules. In the first period (from October to February), students will take the different subjects to complete 28 credits of the Methodology (a minimum of 8 ECTS) and Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience modules. The subject CURRENT PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCES (5 ECTS) is compulsory and is taken throughout the course.

The second period (from March to July/September) is devoted to practical training in research or neuropsychology. Students must take 15 ECTS of practical training, choosing from one of three subjects that qualify them to do so. Thus, a research internship course is offered (in CIMCYC research laboratories), and two clinical internship courses in our collaborating centres. In both types of internships a research project will be developed, guided through a tutorial system, conveniently supervised and tutored, on which the TFM (12 ECTS) will be based.

Students taking the Itinerary in Neuropsychology will take a set of compulsory subjects for the same and will carry out internships in external centres.