Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine

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Program Information

School:Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Neuroscience
Description:The Neurosciences program at Memorial University offers graduate students the opportunity to pursue research within an interdisciplinary setting. Entering students obtain training in neuroscience through core courses, journal club and visiting speakers program. The Neuroscience program is a chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and participates annually in Brain Awareness Week.

The Neuroscience Group consists of faculty from the Division of Basic Medical Sciences within the Faculty of Medicine and from the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Science. Neuroscience research facilities are housed within the Health Sciences Centre which also contains the General Hospital, the Janeway Children's Hospital and the Health Sciences Library.
URL:Neuroscience at Memorial University of Newfoundland - Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,049

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Students admitted into the program choose a faculty supervisor and an appropriate research topic. A minimum of two graduate courses are required and are selected to fit the student's needs and interests. However, all students are encouraged to take Medicine 6193, Advanced Topics in Neuroscience. Courses are generally organized in seminar fashion with some courses, such as Medicine 6190 and 6193, having significant laboratory components. Upon admission to the PhD program in neurosciences, a student must take the comprehensive examination before the end of the seventh semester according to the general regulations governing graduate studies at Memorial University. The comprehensive examination in neuroscience consists of both written and oral components. The specific areas to be examined are decided upon by the examination committee in consultation with the student's supervisor.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 16, 2012