Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies


Master of Science (MSc)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Susan Simpson (neuroscience@uwo.ca)
Program Coordinator

Robarts Research Institute

Western University
Robarts Rm 3203
London, Ontario N6A 5K8

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 84039

The Master of Science program provides a research intensive learning experience in either Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN) or Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (BCN). Students develop with their supervisor an individual research project which is usually completed with two years of registration. Critical thinking and a broad overview of neuroscience research is also emphasized through the Neuroscience 9500 and 9510 courses.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

  • Most Master's students can expect a minimum annual stipend of 19,500 which includes (pending eligibility) a Western Graduate Research Scholarship (WGRS) of 6,100 given directly toward the tuition amount; as well as a half Teaching Assistantship, pending they have no external scholarship. The remainder is supplied by their supervisor grant account.

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Honours Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution.
  • At least an A (80%) over the final two years; this is equivalent to a high second class standing at some universities.

Additional Requirements

  • It is highly recommended that all students complete a course in mathematics and courses in biological and natural sciences at the university level.
  • Courses in biological sciences at second year levels will be useful for successful completion of the required Principles of Neuroscience course.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 10, 2016