Admission Requirements

1. Hold a B.Sc. with an honors degree or M.Sc. with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 in the medical, life, biological, physical, health or general sciences; or in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

2. Demonstrate good physical and mental health, or satisfactorily pass a medical examination.

3. Meet the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Those who do not meet the above admission requirements, but have at least one year of working or teaching experience in an academic or research institution, sufficient to demonstrate a high level of leadership in teaching, research and/or public service, may be considered. Students with degrees and proficiencies other than those mentioned above may be granted by the Program Committee under exceptional circumstance.

 Curriculum Structure

The Ph.D. Curriculum

Study Plan 1 : for students who graduated from M.Sc. program with paper publication in neuroscience field (compatible with this curriculum)

Thesis 48 credits
Total 48 credits


Study Plan 2 :

Plan 2.1 for students who graduated from Neuroscience M.Sc. program

Required Course 8 credits
Elective Course 4 credits
Thesis 36 credits
Total 48 credits


Plan 2.1 for students who graduated from other M.Sc. programs

Required Course 15 credits
Elective Course 5 credits
Thesis 36 credits
Total 56 credits


Plan 2.2 is designed for those who graduated with a B.Sc. Degree. The course requirement for this plan is at least 23-credit course work and a  48-credit research thesis.

Required Course 21 credits
Elective Course 5 credits
Thesis 48 credits
Total 74 credits


The transferring credits of an equivalent course in Neuroscience Program may be considered and granted by the Program Committee.


Required Course

  1. MBNS 600 Neurobiology
  2. MBNS 603 Neuropsychopharmacology  
  3. MBNS 604 Research Methodology and Techniques in Neuroscience
  4. MBNS 605 Neurochemistry
  5. MBNS 651 Neuroendocrinology
  6. MBNS 653 Clinical Neuroscience
  7. MBNS 654 Selected Topics in Contemporary Neuroscience
  8. MBNS 690 Seminars in Advanced Neuroscience 
  9. MBNS 694 Seminars in Integrated Neuroscience  

Elective Course

  1. MBNS 650 Developmental Neuroscience
  2. MBNS 655 Pathogenesis of Neurological Diseases
  3. MBNS 656 Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
  4. MBNS 606 Current Topics in Neuroscience
  5. MBNS 607 Advanced Research Project in Neuroscience
  6. SIPS 603 Behavioral Neuroscience


  • MBNS 699 Dissertation
  • MBNS 799 Dissertation
  • MBNS 898 Dissertation

Further Information Please Contact

  • Assoc. Prof. Nuanchan Chutabhakdikul, Ph.D.

Program director

Research Center for Neuroscience
Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University
Salaya, NakhonPathom 73170, THAILAND
Tel: 66(02) 2441-9003-7 ext. 1330, 1311
Fax: 66(02) 2441-9003-7 ext 1311