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Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO501
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 25 March 2020
Comments: Please note that the study period and entrance requirements have changed.
2 Opens 16 September GU-21064
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course will explore the structure and function of the mammalian nervous system by examining the molecules, cells, and circuits that are involved in directing behavior. We will discuss how the nervous system is built during development, how it changes with experience throughout life, how it functions in normal behavior, and how malfunctioning communication between neurons and other cells leads to neurological diseases. The course will also cover basic and functional anatomy of the central nervous system.

Teaching will be performed through lectures, highly interactive seminars, group assignments and individual assignments through which the students learn and practice how to understand scientific literature in the field of neurobiology and how to present and discuss questions concerning neurobiology in a broader perspective.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Students must have successfully completed the basic courses in Cell Biology, BIO900,15 credits, Molecular Genetics, BIO905, 15 credits, Biological Form and Function, BIO910, 15 credits, Ecology and Evolution, BIO915, 15 credits and Biodiversity and Systematics, BIO920, 15 credits or equivalent courses. English proficiency is required  to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School, or be certified by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. In addition a completed depth course of 15 credits in a relevant area is also required. Entrance requirements valid from the academic year 2019/2020: For admission to the course, approved courses of 120 credits in the field of natural
science are required, of which at least 15 credits must be within the main subject
molecular biology or equivalent. In addition, applicants must prove their knowledge of
English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent
level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 101 SEK
First payment: 29 101 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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