Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience

Program at a glance

  • 2-year program (average duration)
    • This program includes MED 8166, NSC 5102 or NSC 5104, 3 elective course units in neuroscience (NSC) at the graduate level, the seminar course NSC 8324S and the research activity THM 7999.
    • For the complete program requirements and course descriptions.
  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your particular program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.
    • Course sequences are only guidelines.
    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years.
  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enroll in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see:

  • the important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program
  • the toolbox (Links to forms, the description of the courses and other useful links)

Year 1 Course Sequence and Milestones

First Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (or first fall term)
  • NSC 8324S Seminar
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Fill out the Nomination of your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) Members form.
  • Organize and meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) before the end of the first term. It is essential that you schedule your TAC meeting well in advance.
  • Complete your section of the TAC report after the meeting.
  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee report and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes

Second Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (for those having started their program in spring/summer)
  • NSC 8324S Seminar
  • NSC 7999 Thesis

Third Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (for those having started their program in winter)
  • NSC 7999 Thesis
Notes for Year 1
Graduate Courses
  • List of approved NSC graduate courses.
  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.
  • Some graduate courses are offered every year (e.g. NSC 5102 and NSC 5104), others in alternating years.
  • MED 8166 is compulsory for all students enrolled in an MSc program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops. This course is only offered during the fall term.
THM 7999 & NSC 8324S: Continuous activities
  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the seminar course or for the thesis, you must maintain your enrolment until the activity is completed.
  • Enrolment to continuous activities
  • NSC 8324S: Enrolment to NSC 8324S is not automatic.
    Every term, you must go to your uoZone to enroll to this continuous activity before the deadline.
  • THM 7999: After your first (manual) enrolment to the thesis, all subsequent enrolments are automatic. Unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manually enroll once you have arranged arrangements to have your hold lifted.
NSC 8324S: Seminar Series
  • You must attend a minimum of 20 seminars during the fall and winter terms, and track your seminar attendance using the Student Seminar Report.
  • You must be enrolled during the first consecutive fall and winter terms ONLY.
  • You participate in the Journal Club/Work-in-Progress series.
  • As part of the requirements of the Seminar Series, you must present during Seminar and Poster Days.
    • Save the dates to your agenda!
      NSC Seminar Day: February 19, 2020
      NSC Poster Day: April 29, 2020

Year 2 Course Sequence and Milestones

Fourth Term

Course

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Meet with your TAC.
    You must hold your second TAC meeting within 16 months of your initial enrolment.
  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee report and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Note

  • If you have not submitted your TAC or Progress Report by the end of the term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.

Fifth Term

Course

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • You should have permission to write during this term.
  • If you wish to transfer from the MSc to the PhD program (fast track), you must complete the “Transfer Exam” during the fourth or fifth term.
    Before transferring to the Doctorate program, you must have completed your program requirements, with the exception of the thesis activity.

Sixth Term

Course

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit your thesis during or at the end of this term.

Important milestones to complete every year
for the full length of your program

  • Meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)
    Meetings can be more frequent but must be held at least once a year after the initial TAC meeting, which must be held during the first term.
  • Submit the two following reports through the Service Request application in your uoZone account:
    • Report of the TAC
    • Annual Research Progress Report

Toolbox

Useful links

Courses

Forms

Disclaimer

The above should match the information found in the official program calendar (and related archives), under ‘program requirements’. However, despite our rigorous control procedures, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy.

  • In the event of a discrepancy between the content on this page and the official calendar, the calendar takes precedence and is considered the authoritative source.
  • Please note that you must follow the program requirements in effect in the calendar year of your first enrolment. Additional requirements may apply.

 

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