SchoolSchool of Advanced Technologies in Medicine
Department Department of Neurosciences and Addiction Studies


Program Description:


The field of neuroscience has research strengths in neural function and dysfunction. It covers basic and clinical research, ranging from the analysis of molecules to the whole organism. PhD students learn the instruction, research and teaching methodology they need to become competent in neuroscience research and education.

 The students study the structural, developmental, biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and genetic aspects of the nervous system. The graduates help in programming theoretical and practical aspects of the field, and advancing the frontiers of knowledge through doing research and looking for the new mechanisms and relationships between the brain and behavior.

 We have an inter-disciplinary PhD program in neuroscience. An essential feature of our training mission is to train committed, knowledgeable and competent individuals with the required education and research experiencein neuroscience.



Expected Competencies at the End of the Program

 General Competencies*

 Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Skills:

  • Teaching neuroscience subjects
  • Managing experimental projects
  • Using specialized experimental equipment
  • Handling the animals
  • Performing sterotaxic surgery on animals
  • Performing immunohistochemical analysis
  • Administering and interpreting behavioral tests
  • Interpreting the results of statistical analysis
  • Launching a laboratory of neuroscience
  • Setting up a translational research program

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a master degree M.Sc. in Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology, Neurophysiology, and Neuropharmacology ,  received in Iran or abroad.

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                 6 credits

Special Courses:                          21 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                           47 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Neuroscience


Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of  Neurosciences and Addiction Studies  Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: :   Dr. Nasrollah Tabatabaei

Tel.:  (+98 21) 43052121

Email  :


Postal Code: 1417755469

Address: Department of Neurosciences and Addiction Studies , seventh floor, No 88, Italia st., Keshavarz blvd., School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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