This internationally accredited Europe-Asia programme offers a multidisciplinary approach where students learn about modern concepts and theories and are trained in advanced methods in the emerging field of neuroscience and behaviour.

The Master of Neuroscience and Behaviour is an internationally accredited programme jointly offered by the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in Macao and Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida (ISPA-IU), in Portugal. The first year of studies takes place in Macao and in the second year students will take two advanced modules in Portugal and develop their dissertation either in Portugal or in Macao. Upon its successful conclusion, students will be awarded with a joint diploma issued by the two institutions. The team of lecturers is multidisciplinary and will provide a broad formation in the emerging field of Neuroscience and Behaviour. The programme includes modules on the fundamentals of neuroscience (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience; Functional and Comparative Neuroanatomy; Social Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience), on neuroscience methods (Research Methods in Neuroscience and Behaviour), and on the clinical and transdisciplinary applications of neuroscience (Clinical Neuroscience; Neuroeconomics; Neuroscience Applied to Education; Advanced Seminars in Human Neuroscience; Advanced Seminars in Comparative Neuroscience). During the second year, students will develop a dissertation, focused on a specific topic on fundamental or applied neuroscience. Overall, this innovative programme aims to provide students with solid training in a dynamic research field that has extensive applications through a rich, multidisciplinary, and international experience.


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  • Biomedical industry
  • Research and academia
  • Marketing and data science
  • Education



MNB101: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
MNB102: Functional and Comparative Neuroanatomy
MNB103: Cognitive Neuroscience
MNB104: Research Methods in Neuroscience and Behaviour
MNB105: Clinical Neuroscience
MNB106: Social Neuroscience
MNB107: Neuroeconomics
MNB108: Neuroscience Applied to Education


MNB109: Advanced Seminar in Human Neuroscience
MNB110: Advanced Seminar in Comparative Neuroscience
MES111: Dissertation