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About the Program

The program is aimed at training highly qualified specialists with diverse competencies in modern biology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. The uniqueness of the program lies in its interdisciplinarity and in-depth study of both basic fundamental disciplines in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology; and disciplines in neurobiology, psychophysiology and cognitive science. The program includes student research work throughout the term.

What unique opportunities will this programme give me?

The programme is aimed at training highly qualified professionals with diverse competences in modern biology, neuroscience and cognitive science. The uniqueness of the programme lies in its interdisciplinarity and advanced study of fundamental disciplines in mathematics, chemistry, biology, neurobiology and disciplines in cognitive science, psychophysiology and biotechnology.
 - The curriculum structure provides an opportunity to build an individual study pathway choosing the courses, internships and projects that are interesting and most relevant for future career;
- Extensive practical training in laboratories throughout the entire period of study, during which students participate in research activities and develop a range of competencies required in applied fields;
- Involvement of leading academics and research practitioners in teaching;
- High-quality language training that enables not only to understand English literature and lectures of foreign scholars, but also to independently prepare research papers in English and communicate fluently in the academic environment in the future;
- Education for a modern in-demand profession in an evolving area.

 While you study

The programme comprises a system of compulsory and elective courses, enabling students to build their individual study pathway choosing relevant courses and lectures during senior years.
The curriculum consists of several blocks:
- General disciplines: Life Safety, Physical Education, Economics and Law.
- Basic major section, including four fields of study: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Neurobiology.
- Elective part through which students have the opportunity to choose preferred disciplines according to their individual study pathway. These disciplines are expected to play a determining role in the development of alumni's professional skills. The elective courses focus on: cognitive processes, genetics, psycho- and neurophysiology, neuroimaging, IT.
- Minor (available to second and third year students): an academic cycle offering an additional academic pathway in addition to the main academic field of study.
- Practical, project and research work, which forms a significant part of education from the first year of study. Students attend laboratories and conduct their own and group research projects. Equipment for both biological and cognitive research (including neuroimaging equipment) is provided for practical activities.
- English: the block contains compulsory examinations and a project proposal defence of the BCs thesis in English, and optional supplementary training and academic writing in English.
- Data Culture module: focuses both on the basic understanding of programming and modern technologies in data science and on developing skills in the professional application of these methods. 

 Where will I work?

Graduates of the Cognitive Neurobiology programme will have the interdisciplinary knowledge and competencies essential for professionals in fields related to brain functioning, specifically in cognitive science, neurobiology, biotechnology, psychophysiology, psycholinguistics, neurocognitive science and others.
The combination of basic fundamental, general professional and practical skills developed by graduates will provide them with a unique specialisation demanded in a wide range of research and practice areas.