B&M is a network program of the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. Through this collaboration, the B&M students have a priviledge for a highly interdisciplinary doctoral training in neuroscience. In the University of Helsinki, B&M is one of the doctoral programs of the Doctoral School of Health Sciences and a cross-campus program represented by 6 Faculties and 3 independent institutes. In Aalto University, B&M is part of the Doctoral Programme of School of Science.

The B&M doctoral candidates will carry out research in a research group and write a doctoral thesis based on this work. The University of Helsinki hosts many internationally prominent neuroscience research groups and the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind links researchers and lecturers especially within the biosciences, biomedicine and psychology. This active neuroscience community offers unique opportunities for research and doctoral studies in state-of-the-art facilities and an inspiring research-oriented atmosphere. 

In addition to the doctoral thesis, 40 ECTS of course work is required for the degree. It is possible to finish doctoral degree in 4 years of full time work. The doctoral candidates have an opportunity to select theoretical and practical courses, seminars and book exams from different fields of neuroscience to support their thesis work. In addition, DSHealth provides transferable skills training essential for successful careers within academia as well as in the private and public sectors.

Doctoral degree includes the following:

  • Substance-specific training (30 ECTS), including research ethics 
  • Transferable skills training (10 ECTS), such as communication, teaching, management and entrepreneurship skills
  • Doctoral dissertation

Registration to Doctoral Program Brain & Mind in the University of Helsinki 

New PhD cancidates apply for the right to pursue a doctoral degree in the Doctoral Program Brain & Mind.

Registration to Doctoral Program Brain & Mind in Aalto University

New PhD candidates apply for a right to pursue a doctoral degree in the Doctoral Programme of School of Science. Registered doctoral students working in one the scientific fields of the B&M in the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE), can apply for a membership in the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind by contacting the B&M coordinator in Aalto.

More information on How to apply.