CityU NS

Department of Neuroscience

Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience, City University of Hong Kong.

The Department of Neuroscience was officially established on the 1st of July, 2019. Our unwavering vision is to establish an outstanding educational platform for neuroscience training that prepares graduates for the exciting and diverse career landscape of the future, and also to unravel the mysteries of the brain and pave the way for transformative advancements through conducting groundbreaking research, ultimately benefiting humanity.

We are concurrently offering Minor Undergraduate, Master programme and research degree programmes (Master of Philosophy / Doctor of Philosophy) in Neuroscience to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic and multifaceted career landscape that lies ahead.

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The Department of Neuroscience offers programmes that equip graduates for extraordinary career opportunities in expanding fields including healthcare, basic research, pharmaceutical industry and education, among other options. Currently, MSc in Neuroscience, MPhil and PhD research degree programmes as well as Minor in Neuroscience are offered. An undergraduate degree curriculum in neuroscience is also under development.


The Department of Neuroscience offers an outstanding neuroscience research environment that features innovative scientists working across a broad range of topic areas. Interdisciplinary research draws on essential strengths of City University in the areas of biology, veterinary medicine, engineering, chemistry and computer science. The dynamic intellectual environment of City University encourages the fearless pursuit of important neuroscience questions and seeks translational opportunities with benefits for society.

Neuroscience is entering a period of extraordinary opportunity for translating basic findings into medically important innovations. For example, recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of devastating diseases such as stroke, dementia and Parkinson disease open the door for neuroscience research to discover novel therapies. These opportunities include the scientific pursuit of insights about the many neurological conditions caused by gene abnormalities.

7 December 2023