Master Program - Neurobiology and Humanbiology

Master Programs

Master Programs

Biologist MSc. - Neurobiology and human biology specialisation

Neurobiology focuses on neuronal control of animal and human organisms while investigates the regulation of cellular, tissue, organ and organism level processes. The drive behind its dynamic development is the importance of mental and neural disorders for the society and the newly emerged genetics, systems biological, optical and imaging technologies. For example, they helped to identify the mechanisms of spatial memory, for which the 2014 Nobel prize was awarded.

The objective of human biology education is the temporal (ontogeny, evolution, secular trends, biological reconstruction of past populations) and geographical (population differences, geographical variations, haplotypes) diversity in the development and morphology of the human body, and the understanding of abnormalities in the structure and function of the human body.

The specialization offers a complex approach by ranging from cellular systems to animal models. The practical education is emphasized by participating in research laboratories, for example as part of the course Methods in Neurophysiology, or practicing and understanding the writing of scientific grant proposals during the Research Methods course.

Knowledge obtained in the specialization enables students to medical-biological research as well as to work in research and development divisions of companies ranging from innovative start-ups to big pharma. After getting their MSc degree, students can start a PhD training, including our Neurobiology Program as well. Neuroscience is a prosperous field exemplified by the National Brain Program in Hungary, a framework and grant system, which allowed funding of hundreds of researchers recently in Hungary. Developing drugs acting on the central nervous system is a key aim of Hungarian pharmaceutical companies, providing a possibility to students to join following their neuroscience education. In addition, a number of smaller companies engaged in diagnostics and biotechnology are eager to employ researchers with a neurobiology background. The MSc students in human biology specialization can start their careers in Hungarian and foreign museums handling anthropological collections, as well as in forensic, epidemiologic and higher educational institutions.

More information are available on the website of Institute of Biology.


Dr. Katalin Schlett, associate professor, Head of Department
Tel.: (+36 1) 381 2181 e-mail:

Teaching content

  • Biological Rhythms L
  • Cellular neurophysiology L
  • Electrophysiology PR
  • Methods in neurophysiology PR
  • Methods in light and fluorescent microsccopy PR
  • Glia physiology L
  • Differentiation of neuronal cells L
  • Experimental stem cell biology L
  • Research methods PR
  • Neuroendocrinology L
  • Neuropharmacology L
  • Neurophysiology L
  • Data analysis in Neurophysiology PR
  • Neurochemistry L
  • Neuropeptides L
  • Neurotoxicology L
  • Systems and omics biology L
  • Regulatory biology L
  • Behavioural Physiology L

Environmental science MSc.

  • Environmental physiology - lecture