Neuroscience Neuroscience

Explore the neurobiology and brain anatomy of psychiatric disorders, gain insight into their pharmacological treatment, and learn about cutting-edge clinical and lab-based research based in prominent European research, pharmaceutical, and educational institutions.



This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline and are considering pursuing a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.


>> Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected by various psychiatric disorders and their pharmacological treatments. Besides covering basic brain anatomy and function, the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and different psychiatric symptoms will be discussed. A strong focus will be on neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as how the neurotransmitters interact.


DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to biology and neuroscience.

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Interested in the Psychological Side of Neuroscience ?

DIS also offers the Psychology core course Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness.

Why Neuroscience in Denmark?

The region of Denmark and Southern Sweden is home to Medicon Valley - one of Europe’s leading life science clusters and a hub for research institutions and business centers.
Biopharmaceutical companies such as Lundbeck, specializing in psychiatric disorders are based here, which makes Copenhagen a perfect base from which to go on field studies and study tours with your DIS faculty and classmates.


Our lecturers displayed knowledge of so many different disciplines in neuroscience: neurobiology, academic research, psychopharmacology, industry, chemistry, physics, clinical research, drug addiction, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, and more!

My view of the field has expanded tremendously and it has opened new horizons for my future career plans. Core Course Week definitely exercised my brain and my view of the field, and I have come away with new outlooks.

Kristen D’Elia Providence College
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