Overview and specifics






90 credits

Program Type

Dissertation or thesis track


  • Full-time
  • Offered at the Montréal campus
  • Day course


This program aims to help students gain in-depth knowledge and conduct an original research project in scientific study of the nervous system. The program gives students essential preparation for a career in research, teaching or practice in the following fields: cellular and molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroendocrinology and neuropsychology.

Language accommodations

Although Université de Montréal is a French-language university, many of our research departments are open to creating a bilingual environment for students in graduate-level programs. These departments are aware of the importance of bilingualism in order for graduate students to succeed in their research careers.

Students who are proficient in English are therefore welcome and accepted into graduate-level programs.

The Department of Neurosciences provides a number of accommodations to make you feel comfortable and help you fulfill the requirements of the program even if French is not your main language of study:

  • Access to course notes in both French and English.
  • Choice of giving oral seminar presentations in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing exams in French or English.
  • Choice of taking the comprehensive exam in either French or English.
  • Choice of writing your doctoral thesis or dissertation in French or English.

All laboratories are offered in a bilingual environment. Above all, staff in the program are available to help and support you throughout your studies.

Members of the Graduate Studies Committee

  • Nathalie Arbour, Department of Neuroscience, CHUM
  • Paul Cisek, Department of Neuroscience
  • Graziella Di Cristo, Department of Neuroscience, CHUM
  • Trevor Drew, Department of Neuroscience, Director of the GRSNC
  • John Kalaska, Department of Neuroscience
  • Jean-Claude Lacaille, Department of Neuroscience
  • Alex Parker, Department of Neuroscience, CHUM
  • Pierre Rainville, Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Éric Martineau, Student Representative

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