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What will I learn?

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the structures and functions of the brain and nervous system. Students will have the opportunity to combine knowledge of behavioural, physiological, and cellular/molecular processes through lecture and laboratory courses, and to carry out research projects with faculty members. This program provides an excellent theoretical and empirical background for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in neuroscience and related fields.

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field aimed at understanding the brain and nervous system utilizing integration of research at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels, and through all stages of human development. The application of neuroscience has important implications for understanding human behaviour and for promoting the development of effective strategies for diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders. The objective of the HMB: Neuroscience specialist and major programs is to provide students with a solid foundation and facilitates the integration of concepts from multiple fields to their understanding of neuroscience.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 44,696) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Mississauga Campus (UTM)

3359 Mississauga Road North,

MISSISSAUGA,

Ontario (ON),

L5L 1C6, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 44,696) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are: Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing; Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing. Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60. Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • English (ENG4U)
  • Physics (SPH4U) is recommended or equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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