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Doctor of Neuroscience (Neurosc.D)

Master of Neuroscience (M.Neurosc) / Doctor of Neuroscience (Neurosc.D)

The main objective of this Integrated Neuroscience Programme is to equip and train both local and international students with a limited neuroscience background who wish to build a career focus in this field for an independent research and teaching careers as brain scientists within a diverse inter-disciplinary fields.

Programme Overview:

This Programme offers a unique access to the postgraduate fundamental neuroscience education and research training in Malaysia, based at the Department of Neurosciences, USM School of Medical Sciences. The integrated approach implies that candidates could progress from an initial Master of Neuroscience to a follow-through Doctor of Neuroscience (i.e. a unique ‘1+3’ track).This Master to Doctoral progress is subjected to meeting satisfactory overall achievements and passing a pre-doctoral assessment. The conferred final degree award, for Master of Neuroscience (M.Neurosc) or Doctor of Neuroscience (Neurosc.D), will depend upon the concluding level successfully fulfilled by candidates.

As a ‘1+3’ track, candidates are expected to complete the Programme in 4 years as a whole, where for M.Neurosc (minimum: 1 year; maximum: 2 years), and for Neurosc.D (minimum: 3 years; maximum: 5 years). As a mixed-mode programme, the teaching and learning involve didactic classes (lectures and tutorials), coursework, seminars, laboratory placements, research project and a final thesis defense (20-30% coursework & 70-80% research).

Programme and Degree(s) Structure:

Admission Criteria:

For entry into the Integrated Neuroscience Programme, applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor Degree (in Basic Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences or related fields) with a CGPA > 3.0 from a recognised institution, or
  • A Bachelor Degree in the fields stated above with CGPA < 3.0 but > 2.5 may also apply, provided this is supported by no less than 2 years research experience in the related fields, or had acquired a commendable grade (Grade A and equivalent) in the respective Bachelor Degree final year project.

Additional admission notes for applicants:

  • At present, intakes are on a full-time basis only.
  • Foreign applicants are required to have a minimum score of 550 in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Evidence for this must be submitted with the application form.
  • Subject to meeting the required admission criteria, applicants may be invited to a pre-admission interview to complete the application process

Further information:
Enquiries are welcome and be made to the Integrated Neuroscience Programme Coordinator, Assoc Prof Dr. M, Muzaimi (Tel: +6097676300 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For expertise details at the School of Medical Sciences, visit www.medic.usm.my

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